What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain, Neck Pain, ACL Tears & More
Your body has the ability to naturally heal itself, thanks to stem cells. The only problem is that the number of stem cells in your body diminishes and becomes less effective as you grow older, weakening the healing process.
Fortunately, there have been scientific advancements in recent decades in which stem cells have become a key element in regenerative medicine therapies. Stem cells can be harvested and used to treat numerous chronic conditions.
That’s because stem cells can change into other cell types in your body, renewing themselves through replication, and releasing growth factors that allow your body to repair damaged tissue such as muscles, cartilage, ligaments, and tendons. They also have the ability to naturally control your immune system – an important factor in healing – with the proteins and growth factors that they release, helping to reduce pain and inflammation.
At Medlux Rehabilitation & Wellness in Rockford, Illinois, we will soon offer stem cell injections to treat back and neck pain, ACL and other ligament tears, rotator cuff and other tendon tears, cartilage damage, and more. Stem cell therapy may also be used in conjunction with PRP injections to treat more severe injuries.
A common type of stem cell is known as mesenchymal (MSC), which has the ability to migrate and target specific tissues. These cells are obtained by taking a sample of your bone marrow from your hip. The stem cells are then prepared and injected directly into the affected area using ultrasound guidance.
Stem Cell Injections in Rockford, Illinois
Our dedicated team of providers at Medlux Rehabilitation & Wellness would be happy to discuss stem cell therapy and how it may be used as a rehabilitative solution for your specific condition. To arrange a consultation, call us today at (847) 305-1954 or request one online.