At National Stem Cell Centers, there is nothing more important to our medical team than ensuring that our patients are well-informed about regenerative medicine. This includes what it is, the benefits, and how it can help the body heal itself. Stem cell therapy is an exciting treatment, and new benefits of regenerative medicine are being discovered every day. If you think you may be a candidate for stem cell therapy, it is important to be as informed as possible about the procedure, and what goes into the process for this form of regenerative medicine.
It is also important to note, that knowing how to ask the right questions to ensure you get the treatment you need, and the exact results that you may be looking for. Always make the best decision for your health, and don’t be afraid to ask other people who may have gone through stem cell therapy what their experience was like. There are no stupid questions; knowledge is power, and can help you during your journey. Here are questions to ask your stem cell therapist:
- What is your experience with stem cells?
You want your stem cell therapist to have a lot of experience performing procedures that deal with stem cells. As your doctor, how long they have been performing procedures working with stem cells, and what their success rate has been.
- Is stem cell therapy safe?
This is the most important and most popular question that is asked of stem cell therapists. This treatment is in fact safe, and has proven to be effective in treating a multitude of different conditions and injuries. Also, when you utilize your own stem cells for treatment, you eliminate any chance of rejection or contamination.
- Are the stem cells manipulated?
Stem cells are harvested directly from you without the risk of contamination, either from bone marrow or fat (adipose tissue). We believe the stem cells are able to determine how best to provide the body with the repair that is needed, as these are specialized cells that go where they are needed for repair and regrowth. Our goal is to harvest the greatest number of quality cells, and deliver them in a way that the body can best utilize them; then let the cells do the job they were originally designed to do
- How does stem cell therapy work?
We use methods of fat and stem cell harvesting which aim to provide the highest number of quality stem cells for injection purposes, to heal injury and tissue degeneration. When stem cells are injected into a specific area, they promote the healing and regeneration of cellular tissue where they been placed.
- How do I know that the stem cells are going to the right place?
To ensure that the stem cells are ending up where they can do the most good, stem cell therapists use some type of imaging guidance, such as fluoroscopy or ultrasound-guided injections. Ask what the physicians use and why, as different methods work better under different circumstances. With today’s technology, you will be happy to know that the stem cells injected into the site of your injury are in fact going to the right place, with pinpoint accuracy.
- What are the benefits of stem cell therapy?
Through regenerative medicine, a person can take advantage of their body’s ability to heal itself by using the healthy stem cells that can be found throughout the body. Stem cells offer not only an effective treatment for damaged tissue, but can also be used to prevent further tissue degeneration for people suffering from conditions such as:
- Spine Degeneration
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Inherited Genetic Diseases
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Herniated Disks
- And more…
If you would like to learn more about stem cell therapy, and need to consult and ask questions with one of our stem cell therapists, call National Stem Cell Centers at our New York office at (646) 448-0427 (New York) or (516) 403-1457 (Long Island) today to find out if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy, and to schedule your free consultation.