When you have a lasting injury or chronic pain, you may feel like invasive surgery and addictive pain medications are your only solution. At The Center for Regenerative Medicine in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, you have better, more holistic options. Jeffrey Farricielli, MD, ABPMR, is a regenerative medicine specialist with years of experience in treating musculoskeletal damage with innovative stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy uses growth factors found in your body to repair damage and relieve pain. To learn more, call The Center for Regenerative Medicine, or schedule an appointment online today.
Your body is in a constant state of regeneration, in large part due to the platelets in your blood. Blood platelets are cells that house hundreds of growth factors within their walls. When the platelets encounter damaged or injured tissues in your body, they release growth factors that help accelerate your natural healing process.
Stem cell therapy takes a high concentration of these growth factor-rich cells and injects them directly into your areas of pain or injury.
Dr. Farricielli offers two popular types of stem cell therapy:
PRP therapy isolates the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in your blood and injects it back into your injured tissues with healing cytokines to relieve pain and repair damage at the source. During PRP therapy, Dr. Farricielli draws your blood and runs it through a centrifuge to separate the concentrated PRP from your blood.
Next, he injects the PRP into your injury site. At The Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Farricielli uses PRP that doesn’t contain white blood cells (WBCs), which can promote scar tissue and interfere with healing.
Stem cells are in many areas of your body, including your fat and blood. Dr. Farricielli uses stem cells from bone marrow, where there’s a high concentration, to reduce pain and repair damage in your tissues.
Much like PRP therapy, during stem cell therapy, Dr. Farricielli extracts a high concentration of stem cells from your bone marrow and injects it directly into your areas of pain and dysfunction to promote healing.
You may feel noticeable relief from your pain within a few weeks of your treatment, but most patients experience lasting after the first few months. Because stem cell therapy stimulates your body’s natural healing response, your results can last anywhere from six months to a few years.
Stem cell therapy restores function, repairs damage, improves range of motion, and repairs damage for many chronic pain conditions, including:
If you think stem cell therapy is right for you, call The Center for Regenerative Medicine, or book an appointment online today.