Am I Too Old For Stem Cell Therapy?

“Am I too old for stem cells to work on me?”

This is definitely one of the most common questions we hear regarding stem cell therapy, and really, it’s not hard to see where people are coming from with this inquiry. The effects of aging have a funny way of changing our perspectives on the concepts of pain and healing. We all remember our younger years when aches and pains just simply got better, and often in a short amount of time. Unfortunately, we have much more fresh memories of aches and pains that linger for much longer stretches of time, sometimes even long enough to force changes in the way we live our lives.

Alleviating those aches and pains, and oftentimes overcoming more traumatic injuries, is the very goal of stem cell therapy. And believe it or not, age has little to do with whether or not it will be effective in achieving those goals.

During our younger years, a major factor in why injuries more rapidly heal is due to the body naturally producing stem cells at a higher rate than our older selves. But that doesn’t mean stem cells aren’t still present in the body and continually producing as we age. More importantly though, when a concentrated amount of stem cells are introduced into a damaged area, as they are during stem cell therapy treatments, they begin working to heal and rebuild damaged tissue, regardless of age. Stem cells adapt to their surroundings, essentially following the original programming of the human body’s composition. Age-discrimination is essentially a non-factor in the effectiveness of stem cell therapy, as even in older patients, that construction crew of cells is able to go to work on repairing the structure of damaged or arthritic joints.

Looking toward the future, stem cell therapy appears to be at the forefront of a regenerative medicine revolution. Whether patients are battling the physical limitations of a traumatic injury, or simply the aches and pains of worn-down joints that comes with old age, stem cells are offering patients a new beacon of hope for recovery. Many patients experience significantly better results and pain relief from stem cell therapy than they otherwise might have with the traditional treatments and/or surgeries of yesteryear. Along with that, stem cell therapy is often much less costly, has shorter recovery times, and a procedure that only takes roughly one hour to perform.

If you’d like to learn more about how stem cell therapy can help you break free from things such as joint pain and arthritis, don’t hesitate to call and schedule your free consultation at South Valley OrthoMed.

Stem Cell Therapy Lecture: “Who’s Holding Your Needle?

John D. Sonnenberg MD presents “Who’s Holding Your Needle?”, a seminar on stem cell therapy and PRP at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23rd 2017 at the South Jordan Library. 10673 S Redwood Rd.

FREE with a donation of a non-perishable item to the Utah Food Bank. Seating may be limited. Call 801-566-4242 to register.

Stem Cell Therapy is a one of the most exciting areas in all of modern medicine, and rapidly growing in notoriety throughout the Salt Lake Valley, and the rest of Utah. The treatment of joint pain and injuries sits on the verge of a revolution, with stem cells and PRP leading that charge. Eye-opening discoveries have been continually made about the incredible regenerative healing potential of stem cell and PRP treatments. Our hope is that people and patients throughout Utah, especially here in South Jordan, can learn about just what Stem Cell Therapy might be able to do for them. With more than 30 years of orthopedic experience, Dr. Sonnenberg will be able to properly address and answer whatever questions you might have regarding joint pain, as well as the appropriateness of treatment options both old and new.

Reasons Why Top Orthopedists Recommend Stem Cell Therapy

Experts are using biologic adjuvants to treat operative as well as the non-operative orthopedic injuries. This practice has continued over the years to grow and helps exhilarate the healing process of chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Stem cell treatments in the field of orthopedics are known to be one of the most commonly explored options and promotes osseous and soft tissue healing in the process. Basic science and research has proved the potential of stem cells in the process of treating musculoskeletal injuries.

The stem cell source Is essential

The procedure of orthopedic stem cell therapy is pretty simple and straightforward. Experts say that the best stem cell source for treating orthopedic conditions is derived from the bone marrow. Many researchers have spent days figuring out what stem cells prove effective in orthopedic injuries. After a lot of experiments, they came to a conclusion that the stem cells derived from fat aren’t that good to repair musculoskeletal structures like that of cartilage and tendons.

When you go in for an orthopedic stem cell injections, figure out which type of cells are used for the therapy. Discuss the procedure and why stem cell therapy is ideal. You might also come across amniotic cell therapy while researching about stem cells. Talk to your doctor before agreeing on any orthopedic stem cell therapy.

Measuring the dosage

In no other treatments, a vague dosage of the prescribed injection is acceptable. That is not the case with stem cell treatments. Doctors who do not follow any dosage aren’t aware of the dosage themselves. Make sure that the doctor is aware of the required dosage of stem cells. Most of the professionals make use of the sophisticated processing labs, which are a critical component to orthopedic stem cell treatment. There is certain dosage for particular treatments that the expert needs to consider before injecting the patient. Usually, the dosage is approximately measured so as to meet the needs of the patient’s injuries.

Properly injecting the damaged area

You just can inject the stem cells randomly into the body. They won’t travel to the injured place magically and heal the wounds. Advanced imaging is important to inject the stem cells in particular area of injury. There are certain types of equipment that your doctor uses to treat your orthopedic injury, since it is different from other wounds. Out of which one is a C-arm fluoroscope that is basically used to place stem cells into the injured areas of the spine or joints like shoulders, knees, and hips. The other most common equipment is an ultrasound, which is designed to allow placement of stem cell therapy in body parts like that of tendons and ligament which are best viewed with the help of this device.

Ask the professional about the technologies they use, to carry out the orthopedic stem cell therapy. Most doctors use both the devices to fulfill different requirements during the procedure of orthopedic stem cell therapy. These devices help the professional to inject in the correct area which results to strong and positive results. This is a crucial step when working with orthopedic stem cell injections.

Some medicines are not ideal for stem cells

Anesthesia that is used by the professionals to numb the patient’s injured body part may prove dangerous for the treatment. It can also kill the stem cells and lessen the power of the treatment. It is important the doctor is aware of the same so they can use the correct formula of anesthesia during the orthopedic stem cell treatment. The right type of anesthesia makes all the difference between a successful and unsuccessful orthopedic stem cell treatment.

The injections contain multipotent stem cells that possess the ability to differentiate and mimic varying cell types dictated to specific body parts that needs healing and the right source of the stem cells. Patients should immediately stop taking any pills or medication that won’t help with their healing process.

Now that you are aware about how important the role of anesthesia is in the stem cell treatment, make sure to ask your professional regarding the same. Find out which anesthesia do they recommend, research on it on a personal basis and clear your doubts before approving the treatment.

Stem cell therapies are mostly used by athletes to treat their injuries because they have experienced the maximum benefits compared to others. They are open about it and have even shared their amazing experiences with the media, talking about how good stem cell therapy has been for their career. People are becoming aware of the treatment and are turning towards the treatment. Not a lot of people know about the treatment or prefer the treatment. Many believe that the treatment is quite complicated and not safe. But, as a matter of fact, it is a simple yet effective form of treatment that helps in pushing the body’s natural healing power and regenerate the damaged tissues in the body.

Remember, if you are looking for effective, good and lasting results, you will need to find a clinic that provides quality treatment and not just any random stem cell therapy. Make sure that the doctor is aware about the stem cell therapy and do not just recommend some random treatment alternative.

Be prepared with a basic knowledge of stem cell therapy before you meet any professional. Orthopedic stem cell injections need to be injected under the guidance and monitoring of a professional who understand thew patient’s needs based on their medical history and their treatment requirement. This way you will know how knowledgeable and experienced they are and you will feel comfortable getting treated by a person who is aware of the advantages and issues of the treatment. Even if something goes wrong, they are highly experienced to stop the negative impact and turn the situation towards the positive end.

Biologic use in orthopedics is a continuously evolving field that complements anatomic and biomechanical advancements in orthopedics. Stem cell therapy for orthopedics is taking an advanced turn and many people are trying out this treatment alternative.