Stem Cell Therapy – The Medicine of the Future is at Palmetto Physical Medicine
You are a collection of over 10 trillion human cells. Every cell in your body performs a specific function. Your brain cells assist in cognition, the cells in your lungs allow you to breathe, and the cells in your ligaments keep your joints securely intact. Stem cells have the remarkable ability to “differentiate” into any other type of cell in the body. Once they receive the command they go to work repairing damaged tissues, enhancing organ regrowth, and eliminating inflammation. These stem cells reside everywhere: in our bone marrow, in our fat, and in every single tissue compartment. Today we are seeing incredible results with stem cells in treating heart disease, brain disease, diabetes, cancer, arthritis, spinal cord injuries, burns, macular degeneration, and much more. Stem cells are being used to regenerate tissue and literally rebuild organs. Individuals who struggle with Diabetes, MS or Parkinson’s disease have found relief through stem cell therapy. We have also seen the reversal of chronic joint inflammation and degradation in arthritis.
Stem Cell FAQ’s
What are the Stem Cells?
Our Stem Cells are derived from a rich source of amniotic membrane that naturally reduces pain and inflammation while helping the healing process of damaged joints, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. It is the most concentrated injectable amniotic membrane on the market today.
The reason our Stem Cells generate unprecedented results is explained by the therapeutic qualities of the membrane where it originates. The rejuvenating properties of the amniotic membrane are a rich and fertile source of natural proteins and growth factors.
Our Stem Cells also contain a vital natural mechanism called a scaffold that helps this unique product revive damaged areas. The added benefits of hyaluronic acid help lubricate cartilage and promote new cartilage growth.
Is PPM Stem Cells Treatment Safe?
The safest form of stem cell therapy is amniotic tissue allograft, which has been used with zero side effects in over 300,000 cases. They are renowned for their unique ability to bolster the body’s self-healing properties through regenerative medicine. These stem cells come from an FDA approved facility and provide 121 growth factors and natural cytokines to insure no reaction with the recipient.
How are PPM’s Stem Cells Tested?
Stem Cells are regulated by the FDA as a tissue under Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act. The amniotic membrane is obtained through voluntary donation after a C-section delivery. Our Stem Cell amniotic membrane donors provide detailed medical history and receive an extensive medical background screening, including testing for a wider range of diseases and conditions than any other company in the industry.
How Does it Work?
Stem cells are beaming with life and are undifferentiated, meaning they are not limited to one specific tissue for new growth. This means that if you have liver cells that are damaged the stem cells will seek out the damage and start repairing your liver. If you have a torn ligament and cartilage missing, the stem cells will go to work at laying down a new cellular matrix to repair the ligaments and regrow cartilage.
What Conditions are Treated with Stem Cells at PPM?
- Chronic or Severe Arthritis in Joints
- Chronic Achilles Tendonitis
- Torn Ligaments & Tendons
- Joint Instability
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Muscle Tears & Injuries
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Plantar Fasciitis And Much More!
How Long Does it Take Before I See Results from the Procedure?
In most cases you will see relief within 2 to 3 weeks. Stem cells will continue to replicate for about 250 days so it could take up to 3 months before significant improvements are seen.
How do I Qualify for the Treatment?
One of our medical providers will assess your specific health goals and determine if stem cell therapy is right for you. If you are qualified for the procedure we can usually perform the treatment within 2-3 weeks.
What is the Stem Cell Treatment Plan?
Every patient receives a personal plan to treat their specific condition and achieve long-term success. The dynamic properties of our Stem Cells require patients to comply with their customized treatment plan to ensure the best outcome. With any medical procedure there is always the possibility that an unexpected factor will affect the healing process, such as the age or physical condition of the patient. It is very important to remember that the treated area is going through a long-term natural regenerative process and can easily be damaged with too much stress. Very light activity is recommended for the first 2-6 weeks after treatment followed by gradually increasing activities for up to 6 months
Is Stem Cell Treatment Affordable and will my Insurance Cover it?
In relation to a total knee replacement or a disc fusion, stem cell therapy is incredibly cost effective. Most treatments can cost $4k to $10k, which is usually less than the co-insurance part of surgery. We can typically make stem cell therapy’s cost work with any budget. Unfortunately, insurance companies will not cover most stem cell procedures, but your HSA or FLEX spending accounts can be used.
How Do I Get Started?
Simply call our Anderson office and one of our talented medical providers will perform an evaluation to see if you qualify for stem cell therapy.