Stem Cell & PRP Therapy
This treatment uses your body’s own process of healing, concentrated & applied to your specific area of pain or injury. These increasingly common procedures are being used to treat joint injuries and muscle tears for both professional-level athletes to weekend warriors. This is potentially one of the most exciting directions in medicine as new applications are constantly being developed.
What are Stem Cells?
Your body contains Stem cells which multiply, repair and rebuild your damaged tissue. Stem cells can be used to enhance & accelerate the healing process and eliminate your cause of pain.
Is it Safe?
After a complete medical evaluation, our doctor will determine if you are a candidate for this treatment. With PRP(Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy, there are no foreign substances involved. Our doctors are utilizing your own body’s healing qualities and concentrating them in the specific area(s) of injury. Therefore, there are no chances of rejection by your own body. In some cases, the doctor may suggest an injection utilizing amniotic stem cells (from a donor). While the stem cells are from a donor source, the process is extremely safe and has been in use for years. Depending on the doctor’s recommendation for your particular need, your own stem cells and growth factors may be processed and re-inserted into the area of need or scientifically engineered donor stem cells may be prepared and utilized to promote the best chance of prompt healing and full recovery. Both options are commonly used and have produced excellent results.
Will it Work?
These treatments are already extensively used by people with sports injuries and a wide variety of other orthopedic conditions for faster recovery times and better results. Surgeons have been utilizing variations of this treatment for years, to enhance the healing environment following a surgical procedure. It’s an exciting medical development aimed at actually healing the tissue damage rather than just treating the symptoms.
Cost of Treatment?
The cost of treatment depends on which treatment option our doctors determine will provide the best results based specifically on the nature of your injury. This treatment is not commonly covered by insurance. Please call our office to schedule a consultation.
PRP Platelet-Rich Plasma This treatment involves collecting blood from the patient, and then inserting the patient’s own platelets into the injured area to stimulate healing and regeneration. It’s these platelets & growth factors that are the center of PRP therapy.
Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy Scientifically engineered injectables derived from donor placental tissue are a convenient and effective source of the powerful regenerative and healing properties of stem cells. Doctors often choose this method of treatment due to the potentially higher concentration of growth factors and stem cells to maximize the opportunity for prompt and complete recoveries.
Dr. Michael Sandborn is passionate about the results that our Stem Cell treatments are producing. He has personally been treated with our PRP therapies, so he speaks from experience. He is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. His training and his practical experience in Interventional Pain Management have led him to be extremely knowledgeable and comfortable with this type of treatment.