Stem cell therapy can be used to treat chronic pain for many patients in the Ann Arbor area and throughout Michigan. Since it is a newer procedure compared to the more traditional therapies we offer, patients often have important questions about the procedure.
Stem cell therapy is one of many potential types of regenerative treatments available for back, shoulder, knee, joint and other types of chronic pain. It is an option for some patients but is not necessarily the best one in all situations. Below is a list of questions that we often get and corresponding answers to help patients understand the process.
Question: What is stem cell therapy for pain?
Question: Does stem cell therapy for pain actually work?
Answer: Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative treatment whereby the stem cells that a person has are used for a specific purpose — to heal or replace his or her diseased or degenerated tissue. Stem cells themselves are undifferentiated cells that can replicate and differentiate themselves into various tissues cells. The concept of applying stem cells to chronic musculoskeletal pain is based on the ability they have to possibly reverse intractable chronic musculoskeletal pain.
Successful stem cell therapies thus far have been shown to provide relief and improvement in function or quality of life for many patients with certain types of chronic pain.
Question: What types of chronic pain can be treated with stem cells?
Question: Where do the stem cells come from for pain management?
Question: Is stem cell therapy recommended for acute or chronic pain management?
Question: What is the cost for stem cell therapy for pain?
Question: Does insurance cover stem cell therapy for pain?
Question: What does the Mayo Clinic say about stem therapy for pain management?
Answer: The Mayo Clinic has successfully conducted many stem cell therapy procedures through its Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative Medicine. The leading health care provider recommends that the first step is for patients to meet with a clinical consultant who has expertise in regenerative medicine and is familiar with the patient’s specific conditions. Mayo Clinic’s website also indicates that stem cells offer great promise for new medical treatments to support pain management. Learn more at the Mayo Clinic website.
Question: Are there side effects of using stem cell therapy to manage pain?
Question: How long does it take to see results from stem cell treatment for pain?
Discover if Stem Cell Therapy is Right for You
The process of relieving your chronic pain starts with visiting the professionals at Krasnick Regenerative Medicine. We can help determine what is causing the pain in your back, knees, shoulders, or anywhere in your body. Dr. Robert Krasnick and his team use a holistic approach and consider all treatment options, including stem cell therapy, to provide you with relief.
Set an appointment by filling out our online form or calling 734-585-5653. One of our professionals will be in touch to set up a free consultation. We welcome any questions you have. Live your best life with the help of Krasnick Regenerative Medicine!