Stem Cell Therapy
New & Advanced Treatment Options for Pain Management
At Pain Medicine Group, we offer a number of exciting new treatment options,
including cutting edge technology such as stem cell and platelet-rich
therapies. These treatment options allow our patients to regain function
and quality of life through recent breakthroughs in research. They also
allow for the treatment of many pain-related conditions hereto refractory
to traditional medical treatment.
Stem cell and platelet-rich therapies are minimally invasive treatment
options which have shown significant benefit in recent studies in the
treatment of bone and muscle-related issues. Our Fort Myers pain management
physicians are dedicated to providing you with relief and we are proud
to be at the forefront of this exciting new frontier in medical technology.
- We are pleased to offer the following treatment options:
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): Platelet Rich Plasma has shown to be of significant benefit in the healing
of bone and soft tissue injuries. It has proven very effective, particularly
in osteoarthritis and joint pain in those patients who are seeking to
avoid surgery or who are seeking a minimally invasive approach to treatment.
Stem Cell Therapy: The use of stem cells is essentially the healing of the patient’s
own body via natural cells that can morph into the type of cells required
for healing. Stem cell injections allow for regeneration of various disease
processes such as cartilage tears, bony osteoarthritis, and rotator cuff
tears. These were traditionally treated by surgery.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
How does PRP therapy work?
Platelet Rich Therapy is a treatment option in which the patient’s
own blood is used to regenerate injured structures. A small amount of
your blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge that separates the platelets
from the other parts in the blood. The blood is centrifuged in order to
extract and maximize the elements which stimulate healing, then those
elements are reintroduced into the injured areas. The concentrated platelet
rich plasma (PRP) is injected into the injured area, jump-starting the
body’s natural healing process.
Platelets are those regenerative elements which work to reactivate the
body’s own healing process. Platelets have a high concentration
of bioactive proteins which have been shown to accelerate tissue repair.
Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection
and a very low risk of an allergic reaction.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells therapy is a new therapy introduced to treat common bone, joint,
and cartilage-related degenerative disease. Because stem cell therapy
can be applied to such a wide variety of injuries such as low back, shoulder,
knee, and hip issues, the potential for its use is amazing. Stem cells
are essentially immature cells which can develop into the healing cells
necessary for regeneration when they are injected into that environment.
By placing these cells into the area of injury, we allow for the body
to heal itself naturally. The procedure itself includes the injection
of stem cells, in conjunction with PRP, into an area which in turn promotes
tissue repair. Because it is a nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatment
that uses your own blood, it is an easy and safe in-office procedure.
PRP and Stem Cell Therapy:
What can it be used for?
PRP and stem cell therapy can be used for a variety of medical treatments,
including low back pain, osteoarthritis, tendinitis, avascular necrosis,
rotator cuff tears, and many more.
How long does the procedure take?
The entire procedure takes approximately about half an hour from start
to finish, including recovery time. There is no down time and patients
can return to their normal activities after the procedure.
How often does the procedure need to be done?
How often the procedure is done will vary from patient to patient. Depending
on the patient it can take from anywhere from 1-3 injections.
Make an Appointment Today
Our goal is to use pain management and regenerative medicine treatments
to treat pain. We may use these new and exciting pathways as well as treat
your pain through multidisciplinary treatment plans.
Ask us about the possibility of PRP or stem cells treatments today by calling
our office at (888) 832-3597.