You’ve tried about everything for your pain from going to a chiropractor to getting injections. Nothing is helping. Your doctor has mentioned surgery a couple of times but you’re an athlete so you would rather not.
That’s when they mention adult stem cell therapy. It has the potential to jump-start your healing process and repair tissue without you having to go in for major surgery. It sounds like the perfect plan to you so you decide to begin the process.
One thing that you should know is that there is some preparation you have to take into account before and after the procedure is done. Keep reading to find out what you need to expect.
Like in the example above, people who are considering stem cell therapy have already exhausted all their other options. If you’re interested in trying this as a last resort before surgery, you’ll need to set up a consultation with your doctor.
They will do a quick diagnosis of your condition and possibly do an MRI. This will help them find out if you have any medical conditions that will hinder the effectiveness of stem cell therapy.
If you’re given the green light to go ahead with the procedure your doctor will go over everything with you. If you have any questions at this time make sure you ask them. At the end of the appointment, the date will be set for the procedure.
There isn’t much prep work that goes into this operation other than that. Your doctor will probably recommend that you don’t take any sort of anti-inflammatory medicines or aspirins two weeks before it’s to take place. That’s about it.
The entire process will be done before you know it. It’s quite fast, taking around 45 minutes. Give or take.
The first thing that’s going to happen is your surgeon will sedate you. The next part may make you cringe a little but while you’re under the surgeon is going to take a bit of your bone marrow.
Your bone marrow is then put in a machine that separates it from the stem cells. The stem cells will be injected back into your body at the site of your pain. From there your body will start to heal naturally.
4. After the Procedure
For the first 48 hours or so after your procedure, it’s recommended that you rest. Don’t put any unnecessary strain on the area that was treated and don’t take any anti-inflammatories for at least 2 weeks. After 4 weeks you can start your normal activity again.
What to Expect When You Go in for Adult Stem Cell Therapy
If no medical procedure has helped with your pain, you may be able to try adult stem cell therapy before turning to surgery. Use this guide as research so you know what to expect. Take your life back from your pain.
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