If that vexing soft tissue, knee arthritis, or other chronic pain problem just doesn’t seem to be responding to the usual treatment methods, you may be wondering whether a modality known as stem cell therapy can help you. Many people have heard of this form of care without actually understanding just what it is or how it works. Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about stem cell therapy, which is administered here at Beyond Medical in Altamonte.

What Is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine is a term used to describe a comprehensive, multi-modal approach to treatment. It seeks to treat a person’s health and wellness on a variety of levels, including mental, emotional, and physical factors. Stem cell therapy is often prescribed as one treatment technique that complements other methods with this approach.

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are the “blank slate” cells of the body. These cells are not differentiated, meaning that they can become any particular kind of tissue that they are exposed to in the body. The body uses stem cells as needed to repair and replace damaged tissues.

Why Is Stem Cell Therapy Useful?

As effective as stem cells are in replenishing tissues, they aren’t distributed evenly throughout the body. Some areas may not have access to the stem cells they need, while others may simply require more stem cells than usual to deal with extensive damage. Stem cell therapy can come to the rescue in these cases.

How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

In stem cell therapy, we separate the stem cells from a sample of donated umbilical cord tissue. Once we have a concentrated solution of these stem cells, we then inject that solution directly into the part of the body that needs treatment.

Is Stem Cell Therapy Administered by a Chiropractor or by a Medical Doctor?

A medical doctor or nurse practitioner typically administers stem cell injections. Our nurse practitioner, Lori Isaacs-Hoar, administers stem cell injections at our practice.

What Conditions Can Stem Cell Treatment Help With?

Lots of research is being done that shows regenerative therapy with stem cells may help with injured tissues and degenerative conditions, such as arthritis of the knee. Both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from the use of stem cell therapy, especially as part of a larger holistic healing or pain management plan.

Learn More by Visiting Our Altamonte Clinic Today

Do you have additional questions about stem cell therapy? The best way to get your answers is by visiting Beyond Medical in Altamonte. Call (407) 261-1001 to schedule a consultation and discuss your treatment options.