Newport Beach Stem Cell Therapy
Cutting-Edge Regenerative Medicine Treatment
Stem cell therapy is among the most advanced minimally invasive pain-relief solutions available at Regenerative Institute of Newport Beach. With an extensive background and experience in physical and regenerative medicine, Dr. Khyber Zaffarkhan offers stem cell therapy treatments right in our office.
Where Do Stem Cells Come From?
Your body is full of specialized stem cells that can differentiate and develop into other cells, as needed. When injected into an injured area, stem cells may decrease inflammation or minimize your pain levels. Stem cells can be harvested from your own body, usually from bone marrow.
You might also be a candidate for amniotic stem cells, especially if it isn’t practical or ideal to harvest stem cells from your own body. Dr. Z will review your stem cell options during your consultation to determine which option is best for you.
Are Stem Cell Therapy Treatments Painful?
Stem cell treatments can be slightly uncomfortable at times, particularly during harvesting from your bone marrow. But rest assured, Dr. Z. and his team take several precautions to ensure your treatment is as quick and painless as possible. Once your stem cells are harvested, the team injects them directly into your damaged tissue.
Not only does Dr. Z inject a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area, but he might also offer medications to help relax your nerves. Once you’re numb, you shouldn’t feel pain, although some patients explain feeling awkward pressure or movement from the needle. Afterward, you rest in the waiting area and can apply an ice pack to reduce pain or swelling until you’re ready to go home.
How Long Does It Take for Stem Cell Therapy to Work?
Stem cell therapy treatments don’t work overnight. It takes time for your body to build and repair tissues after an injury and for stem cell treatments to help with pain and inflammation. Initially, you might have some pain, swelling, and discomfort for up to two weeks after your stem cell therapy treatment.
After those initial side effects subside, you should notice reduced pain and improved mobility in the injured area, with optimal results within six to eight weeks.
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