Stem cells are one of the latest and most effective types of regenerative solutions to help you recover from injury or chronic pain. Since Moisés Irizarry-Román, MD, of No Mercy Sports Medicine is a trusted leader in the field of regenerative medicine for athletes, you can feel confident that your stem cell therapy can become a part of the solution to your return to activity. Learn more about modern stem cell therapy solutions by booking a consultation. Schedule your exam online or over the phone.
Your body is full of stem cells that can differentiate, meaning it can turn into almost any type of cell that surrounds them. This ability makes them an effective solution for healing injuries. When stem cells are injected into an area, they release enzymes to facilitate healing and also differentiate into cells in order to repair the area.
Stem cell therapy can be useful if you if you have any of the following conditions:
Because of the powerful healing effect of stem cells and the few, if any, side effects, this regenerative therapy is ideal for helping athletes recover from various injuries. Stem cells are even indicated after surgery to improve recovery and return to activity. The regenerative properties of stem cells have also been documented to improve vascularity. The potentiation of vascular tissue can be used to improve sexual performance and can also have beneficial effects on patients suffering from erectile dysfunction.
Dr. Irizarry-Román will harvest stem cells from your body near an area located in the hip. This procedure is performed in office and is considered an outpatient procedure.
Once your stem cells are harvested, Dr. Irizarry-Román will inject them into the targeted area. You might need one or more stem cell injections during a session, depending on your injury. The injection process takes just a few minutes.
Dr. Irizarry-Román recommends some activity modification for a few days after your stem cell injection treatment. Tissues may be a little inflamed, so it’s best to avoid physical activity and apply ice or heat as recommended for about 2-3 days.
It’s common to begin noticing an improvement in the treated area in as quickly as two weeks. Because stem cell therapy takes time to regenerate tissues, it could take up to 6-8 weeks for you to really notice a dramatic improvement, although you can continue experiencing a reduction in your pain levels for months after that point.
During your stem cell consultation at No Mercy Sports Medicine, Dr. Irizarry-Román will inform you when you should expect optimal results, based on your specific condition.
Book your stem cell therapy consultation at No Mercy Sports Medicine today. Click on the online scheduler or call the office to speak with a team member.