Stem Cell Therapy FAQ'S
It takes several weeks for the biologic effects of stem cell therapy to be realized. Don’t forget, this is not a drug, but your own stem cells working to repair damage. Improvement is may be noticeable at approximately 4 weeks and continues for up to six months after the treatment.
In many patients only one treatment is necessary to obtain desired results. Some patients with unique health issues, or patients who have extensive damage, may require an additional treatment. It is important to remember that all patients, and all conditions are unique.
Patients follow a post-procedure protocol, which has been designed by our integrated team of medical professionals, to allow the stem cells to do their work in an optimum environment. The therapy protocol encourages a high treatment success rate.
Recovery time is dependent on the treatment area and your general age and health condition. In all cases it is minimal compared to an invasive treatment such as surgery.
While patients should return to normal daily activities immediately following treatment, some discomfort may be felt for 1 -2 weeks following the procedure.
Light exercise and physical therapy is encouraged immediately following your procedure. Patients should avoid repetitive, loading bearing exercise, such as weight lifting or running, depending on the area of treatment.
In many cases post-treatment MRI’s have shown improvement in patient conditions.
Regenerative medicine applications are non-invasive, meaning nothing is added or taken away from your body. Because we use your own stem cells, risk factors are minimized when compared to medication, implant devices or surgery.
All of our procedures are same day procedures and are performed on-site in our clinic and processed in our sterile lab. We use the latest state-of-the- art processing equipment. Our procedures are FDA compliant.
Using your own adult stem cells is an opportunity to heal without using prescription painkillers, pain injections or surgical procedures.
Please note that orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy procedures are not covered by your insurance. Though your policy may cover post-procedure physical therapy, the actual stem cell procedure is an out-of-pocket expense.
At Ultimate Medical Group there are no “hidden” costs. Our Stem Cell procedure is one price, depending on the area of treatment. Our procedure includes PRP, Platelet-rich Plasma therapy, treatment, and all diagnostics and needle guidance, as necessitated by the area of treatment. Many clinics break down pricing, which can be confusing, so the total cost is not always apparent.
Please contact us for current pricing.
While research continues, many conditions treated with stem cells have shown exceedingly successful outcomes. We suggest a consultation with our physicians to help you decide if this is the best course of treatment for you.
Not all conditions require Stem Cell therapy. Some conditions may require surgery, while many other conditions will benefit from PRP Therapy, Prolotherapy, physical therapy, chiropractic care or a combination of therapies.