As the body ages, the joints, ligaments and tendons go through repeated wear and tear from everyday activities, sports and job-related movements. The repeated stress can lead to a number of injuries. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine® is proud to offer stem cell joint injections to patients living in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area. This innovative autologous (own) stem cell therapy provides patients with a safe and effective treatment option for a number of acute and chronic injuries.
What are Stem Cells?
Autologous stem cells help the body heal naturally and can accelerate healing in many patients who are suffering from an injury. Autologous stem cells, otherwise known as adult stem cells, are harvested from a patient’s own body. Autologous stem cell therapy utilizes a patient’s “pluripotent” stem cells, commonly found in bone marrow. The physicians at OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine® have the ability to replicate similar benefits of stem cell therapy without the controversial treatment of using embryonic or fetal stem cells.
How is Stem Cell Therapy Performed?
In an autologous stem cell therapy procedure, a physician will extract a sample of bone marrow, most commonly from the hip region. The bone marrow sample is then spun in a machine to separate the stem cells, platelets and white blood cells. Once separated, they are combined and injected directly into the affected joint with the use of stem cell joint injections.