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 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.
Stem Cell Therapy has little to no recovery time. While patients should return to normal daily activities immediately following treatment, some discomfort may be felt for 1 -2 weeks following the procedure.
The time it takes for the patient to experience pain-relief is dependent on the degree of damage and each individual case. Using your own stem cells to facilitate healing takes time. Many patients begin to experience pain relief from 4 to 8 weeks following their procedure.
Light exercise is encouraged immediately following your procedure, though patients should avoid repetitive, loading bearing exercise, such as weight lifting or running.
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. This encourages a high treatment success rate.
In some cases post-treatment MRI’s have shown improvement in patient conditions.
All medical procedures carry some risk factor. Risk factors are generally minimal, especially when compared to implant devices, surgery or medications.
Because we use your own stem cells, the risk of rejection is minimized.
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 and visual guidance equipment for your injections.
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.