Stem Cell Treatment in Philadelphia, PA
To treat joint and musculoskeletal system injuries, or if you suffer from chronic conditions affecting the joints or bones, there are options other than surgery to treat the issues. At World Wellness Health Institute, Dr. Daniel Lebowitz uses stem cell therapy on people living in and around Bala Cynwyd and Philadelphia, PA, who have chronic conditions and are in need of advanced treatment to heal injuries and relieve pain associated with injuries, arthritis, and other conditions.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a cutting-edge treatment used in orthopedic injuries and other chronic conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, such as arthritis and neck, back and joint pain. It is now a consideration for treatment instead of surgery. With stem cell therapy, many patients regain full function of the treated area without a lengthy recovery period, unlike with surgery. This type of stem cell therapy is FDA approved and takes stem cells from the patient’s own adipose tissue. This tissue (fat tissue) is rich in stem cells, primarily mesenchymal stem cells.
Benefits of Stem Cell Treatment
Stem cell injections are used primarily to relieve pain in the joints as they provide the following benefits:
- Long lasting pain relief
- Non-invasive procedure
- Little downtime
- No adverse reactions, as it uses patient’s own stem cells
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
With stem cell therapy, fat is harvested in a process called lipoaspiration. The targeted area is numbed with a local anesthetic, then a small needle just a tad larger than a hypodermic needle is injected into the skin to remove about 10 to 20ccs of adipose tissue (fat). Once the fat is removed, it is run through another process called sterile gravity method and combined with high-density PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and injected into the site where the pain occurs. Stem cells stimulate the healing process providing several functions. They can differentiate or even change into the type of cells needed, whether it’s a ligament, tendon, bone or cartilage, at the injection site to start healing. We prescribe oral anti-anxiety medicine and pain medicines that you can take prior to the procedure. If necessary, Dr. Lebowitz may use local anesthetic to numb the injection sites. You typically need only one treatment but, if necessary, a follow-up treatment may be performed several weeks later.
Stem Cell Therapy Preparation
Much of the preparation for stem cell therapy involves determining if the patient is a good candidate for this type of treatment. It is necessary to stop taking any medications and/or supplements that may thin the blood at least one week prior to the treatment, as well as avoid smoking.
Stem Cell Therapy Recovery
Stem cell therapy treatment is not a painful procedure, as oral pain relievers and local anesthetics are used to numb the treatment areas. It is okay to return to work immediately after the procedure, as well as participate in any activities. Most patients notice improvement after two weeks and continue to experience improvement over the next few months following the treatment.
How Much Does Stem Cell Therapy Cost?
Stem cell therapy is a relatively new procedure and varies in cost depending on the area to be treated, how many treatments may be required and if it is done at the same time another treatment is performed. We can discuss the cost with you during your consultation, in addition to going over our payment options. We do offer financing through CareCredit®.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Right for Me?
If you suffer from osteoarthritis or an injury to the knee, back, neck or other joint, stem cell therapy may be right for you. Stem cell therapy is an alternative to invasive surgery when the injured area is not fully collapsed.
Stem Cell Therapy Consultation
During your consultation to determine if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy, it is necessary for Dr. Lebowitz to examine and evaluate the area of your pain, as well as determine the root cause of the pain. Additionally, he will go over your current health, medical history, and lifestyle in terms of diet, exercise, and more. If you have any questions, he answers them in detail so that you fully understand the treatment plan.
If you are experiencing pain in any joint or other part of the musculoskeletal system as a result of an injury or chronic health condition, stem cell therapy offered at World Wellness Health Institute may be the solution. Dr. Daniel Lebowitz offers several treatments for musculoskeletal therapy to residents in Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania. Contact us today!
*Individual results may vary