Am I Too Old For Stem Cell Therapy?
Have you been recommended to undergo surgery? Have you neglected a painful joint condition? Perhaps you feel your condition is too far advanced or chronic for any treatment to really help you. With stem cell therapy, although there are a few reasons that would exclude a candidate from treatment, age is generally not one of them.
Stem cell therapy is a promising new medical advancement for those suffering from chronic pain conditions. The treatment is minimally-invasive, it requires little to no downtime and it uses your body’s own cells to stimulate natural healing. The cells at the heart of this treatment differ from other cells in the body in a few primary ways:
- They are immature or “new” cells.
- They are powerful cells that can often reduce inflammation.
Where Do Stem Cells Come From?
With such versatility and adaptable characteristics, stem cells may be applied to a wide variety of disorders and injuries including joint pain and arthritis, ACL, meniscus, and Achilles tendon tears and rotator cuff injuries.
In our facility, we utilize bone marrow-derived stem cells that come directly from the patient’s own body. Bone marrow-derived stem cells contain healing and growth factors that allow for regeneration of damaged or injured tissue. Perhaps the most important benefit to bone marrow-derived stem cells is they are host to very potent anti-inflammatory proteins often responsible for the clinical effects of reducing pain.
After the stem cells are extracted, the cells are delivered back into the body via a minimally-invasive precision guided injection. In most cases, the entire process takes less than 2.5 hours to complete.
Stem Cell Therapy
The conditions that stem cell therapy can treat are common amongst older groups, so it only makes sense for this type of technology to be available. Although stem cells found in tissues of younger individuals are more potent in their capabilities, this does not exclude older patients from the benefits of stem cell therapy. Our clinic’s published research indicates that age has no influence on results up to 79 years of age.
This state-of-the-art technology is available at our facility. We provide treatments in an outpatient setting, and you can frequently return to work and normal activities shortly.
Regenerative medicine and stem cell technology represent an exciting new and natural approach to orthopedic injuries and chronic pain. It’s a promising alternative to look into at any age, so no, you are often not too old for stem cell therapy.
Call the Orthohealing Center at (310) 773-4741 to learn more about stem cell therapy and how it may be a solution for you.
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