By now, many of you have probably heard of stem cell therapy and procedures. But did you know that it’s an option that’s becoming more widely available to people with various medical needs? This cutting-edge technology uses adult autologous (patient’s own) stem cells to promote healing by repairing or replacing damaged cells at the site of illness, pain, or injury.
The rise to fame of stem cell procedures came from celebrities and top pro-athletes, who were the first to seek this type of innovative treatment around the globe and could get early access to this new revolutionizing sports medicine alternative. Additionally, stem cell therapy is often an ideal option for the kinds of problems and injuries that athletes are likely to face. For example, injuries to the knee can be very difficult to treat because of the nature of the cartilage and tissue involved—the body rarely replaces knee cartilage that is damaged or lost. With stem cell therapy, doctors successfully achieve natural repair of the damaged tissue. In fact, there is strong optimism among physicians that stem cell therapy may one day make knee replacement surgery a thing of the past!
Stem cell therapy truly came into the spotlight when Peyton Manning, former quarterback for the Colts and Broncos, pursued this as a treatment option for a serious neck injury in 2006. Stem cell therapy is particularly promising for neck injuries because it is a difficult delicate area to treat. It’s worth noting that Manning is only one of hundreds of NFL players to use stem cell therapy. Until recently, players were forced to travel overseas to seek out regenerative therapies because of the lack of availability in the US. Fortunately, that has changed, and these treatments are now widely available in the US.
Miami Stem Cell, located in Coral Gables, Florida is considered one of the leading Regenerative Medicine Institutes in the country, with almost 15 years of experience, performed over 7500 procedures to date and possessing a team of highly qualified doctors that specialize in this area of regenerative medicine. At our state-of-the-art center, we have treated a wide range of pro-athletes, as well as non-athletes, using their own stem cells, taken from their bone marrow with a procedure called BMAC, as well as other signature treatments that truly sets us apart from our competitors.
Studies show that prior to treatment, patients report being limited to an average of 55% of their optimal function in the injured areas and after receiving treatment, they report averages up to 75% in levels of improvement and mobility, all within a three-to-six-month period. Because these treatments are comprised of advanced technology and an effective medical protocol, the improvement results are quick, long-lasting, completely pain medication-free, and require little or no downtime so can get you “back in the game”.
In conclusion, stem cell therapies have become widely available in the US and are no longer just for pro-athletes or the super wealthy. In fact, at Miami Stem Cell taking the initiative to offer financing options to our patients was key to making these innovative, non-invasive treatments more accessible to all. Stem cell therapy is here to stay, and it is the future not just for pain, but also for improving skin’s appearance and even to treat hair loss!
To learn more or to schedule a free consultation, please contact Miami Stem Cell at (305) 598-7777 and speak with one of our patient concierge team members or visit: www.stemcellmia.com