How Stem Cell Therapy Can Speed Healing

Are you a weekend warrior who overdid it on the basketball court and learned the hard way your body isn't as young as it once was? Or maybe you suffered from a fall or other accident? There's no doubt injuries take time — and sometimes serious intervention — to heal. With stem cell therapy, however, you may be able to recover faster and avoid surgery.

Whether you're a man, woman, or child, Dr. Jeremy Woodson and our highly-skilled team can help you live pain-free and perform at your peak with evidence-based treatments and preventive care at our office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. If you've got knee pain, shoulder issues, or another orthopedic need, we offer cutting-edge care using a variety of methods including stem cell therapy.

Stem cell therapy

The human body is incredible in its ability to heal itself. Medical experts are now developing innovative treatments to take your body’s healing capability even further. One example of this is stem cell therapy.

Stem cells are immature cells that have not yet become a specific cell type like muscle cells, nerve cells, or skin cells. Stem cells are continuously created in the bone marrow and then sent to where they are needed.

Stem cells encourage healing in all parts of the body. These include everything from bone and cartilage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

The process

If you are experiencing pain, we begin with a thorough medical evaluation to determine the correct diagnosis. We discuss your treatment options, make sure you understand everything, and listen to your feedback. Together, we determine the best course of action and then create an individual treatment plan that's right for you.

If we decide stem cell therapy can help speed your recovery, the team starts by extracting mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from either your fatty tissue or hip bone. This is done in a simple outpatient procedure. You can also opt to use pre-screened donated stem cells. Anyone who chooses this method would obviously skip the retrieval step of the process.

Next, we place the fat or bone marrow into a centrifuge where it spins and separates out the stem cells. These cells are then injected straight into the bone or tissue that is injured to encourage healing.

Benefits of stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy has many upsides, including the fact it utilizes ingredients that are a natural part of your body and the healing process. By employing these special cells at a greater concentration than normal, your recovery can get an extra boost as you mend more efficiently.

Stem cell therapy has other potential benefits as well including reducing inflammation, decreasing or alleviating pain, regenerating or repairing damaged tissue, and healing sports injuries.

If you're tired of living with pain and want to kickstart your recovery, call our office today at 405-233-3602 to find out if stem cell therapy is right for you.

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