Stem Cell Therapy

Pain Medicine Group

Interventional Pain Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Fort Myers, FL, Oviedo, FL & Sarasota, FL

Stem cell therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that harnesses your body’s natural healing ability. The expert physicians at Pain Medicine Group use stem cell therapy, along with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), to treat a number of conditions ranging from degenerative joint disease to injuries that affect the back, neck, or hips at their Florida offices. To learn more about how stem cells and PRP can relieve your pain and get you back to the things you love, call the office or schedule an appointment online to see Michael A. Worobel, DO in Fort Myers, Nicole E. Burns, DO in Sarasota, or Mauna M. Radahd, MD or Jason C.Tse, DO in Oviedo, Florida.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

The specialists at Pain Medicine Group use stem cell therapy, a form of regenerative medicine, to promote healing and relieve pain. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can develop into a variety of cell types, including blood, nerve, or soft tissue cells at the site of an injury or disease.

What conditions can stem cell therapy treat?

Your Pain Medicine Group physician may incorporate stem cell therapy as a part of the treatment plan for a number of different conditions, including:

  • Cartilage or rotator cuff tears
  • Meniscal tears
  • Osteoarthritis or degenerative disc disease
  • Back, knee, or hip injuries
  • Sports injuries

As a very new treatment option, stem cell therapy has many exciting potential avenues for use.

How does stem cell therapy work?

During a stem cell treatment, your pain specialist injects the stem cells directly into the diseased or damaged part of your body. Once inside, the stem cells stimulate your body’s ability to naturally heal itself.

To provide optimal benefits, your Pain Medicine Group doctor may combine stem cell therapy with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), another form of regenerative medicine, to assist in the regeneration of new tissue.

What is PRP?

PRP is a blood product rich in platelets, which contain specialized proteins and growth factors that assist in the regeneration of tissue. Your Pain Medicine Group provider uses a sample of your own blood to create the PRP by separating the platelets from the liquid portion of your blood and concentrating them in a centrifuge.

Like stem cell therapy, PRP is used to help your body naturally heal itself with the goal of reducing pain and discomfort caused by a chronic illness or injury. When injected, the bioactive proteins in the PRP accelerate tissue healing and repair to expedite the healing process.

What can I expect during a stem cell and PRP treatment?

Stem cell therapy with PRP injections takes about 30 minutes from start to finish, including recovery time. After the injection, you can return to your usual activities right away.

The number of treatments needed may vary depending on your specific health needs, but most patients require 1-3 total injections.

If you’re looking for alternative treatments to manage your pain or health condition, call Pain Medicine Group today or schedule an appointment online.