Regeneration is a beautiful word. In medical parlance it refers to the process of coaxing the body into restoring itself. What used to be the stuff of science fiction has moved into the mainstream of pain management in today’s world. In particular, we’re talking about stem cell therapy, which is a non-surgical method that involves injecting a sample of your own stem cells into injured or arthritic joints. These building block mega cells encourage the body to heal itself.
How Does This Stuff Work?
Stem cells are responsible for healing. Unfortunately, age and injuries sometimes create a local condition that prevents enough of these types of cells from getting to where they are needed. stem cell therapy involves harvesting stem cells from other parts of the body and injecting them directly into the injured joint. Dr. Kaufman has seen incredible results in healing of damage done to ligaments, tendons, cartilage, tissue, and even bone. It makes perfect sense when you think about it. Pain is generated by a breakdown in the ability of the body to heal itself. Provide the right cells and, voila, watch the truly miraculous happen in front of your eyes.
Stem cell therapy is normally given by three injections spread over two to five days. If your consultation reveals you to be a good candidate for this procedure, there’s a good chance for a full recovery that involves less downtime and rehabilitation than is possible under older treatment methods.
While your evaluation is likely covered by traditional insurance, the stem cell procedure itself is not paid for by Medicare and some other insurance companies. Check with your insurer to find out whether or not you qualify.
To learn if Dr. Kaufman believes this groundbreaking new treatment would benefit you, call 786.369.4010 today for an appointment.