Have you heard of a treatment option known as Stem Cells? At Georgia Pain and Wellness Center it’s one of the many treatment options that our patients can choose from to help with joint pain. What are stem cells? Stem cells are master cells, meaning they are blank slates that can grow to become different types of cells based on their surround ones. Stem cells can be used to treat damaged spinal cord injury, diseases, and neurological issues.
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells injected into degenerated areas to help regrow normal tissues and heal the bones, ligaments, and tendons. This therapy can also help avoid surgery and the risk involved. The stem cells are injected into (knees, shoulders, elbows) and other degenerated tissues under x-ray and ultrasound guidance by our highly trained physicians. Stem cell therapy is a same day procedure and the patient will feel some discomfort after the injection. Stem cells are stimulating growth in cells and tissues, therefore it requires time to see if actually is improving.
Some patients may start noticing change within a few weeks and others it make take months. Are you a candidate for this treatment option? Patients who have soft tissue injuries would be ideal candidates for this therapy. Patients with an active infection, blood borne illnesses or patients on blood thinners wouldn’t be a candidate for stem cells therapy. A talk with one of our highly trained physicians can determine if you would be candidate for stem cells therapy. For information please visit our website or give us a call at (770) 962-3642