Understanding the Healing Power of Stem Cells

Are you sick of swallowing pills or getting repeat injections for your chronic condition or injury? Does the idea of surgery or other more invasive treatments make you cringe? At Peak Physical Medicine in Visalia, California, we have good news for sufferers of chronic bone, muscle, and soft tissue problems, as well as other injuries. 

Led by Ruben Garcia, DC, stem cell therapy offers a safe and effective way to achieve many health and wellness benefits — without the unwanted side effects or risks other alternatives may bring. These treatments can help you reduce pain, recover from injury and chronic conditions, and regain control over your health.

What’s more? Recent advances in stem cell therapy mean emerging treatment applications for many chronic conditions and injuries, like osteoarthritis, damaged cartilage, torn or sprained ligaments and muscles, tendonitis, and more. 

To help you better understand the healing power of stem cells, we’ve put together this article. Read on to learn more about this cutting-edge therapy option.   

What is stem cell therapy?

Each person has stem cells. These are the unspecialized cells your body produces that can develop into any other type of cell found in your body — including cells related to your health problem. Stem cells are produced so that your body can repair areas that become damaged or worn, and they continue replicating until the area is functional.  

Stem cell therapy is a procedure in which stem cells are harvested and injected into the treatment area on your body. At Peak Physical Medicine, we provide stem cell therapy using amniotic allografts, or amniotic tissue. 

The cells in these allografts are harvested from the placenta, then injected into the area requiring treatment. The stem cells then divide and replicate to develop into the different types of cells your body needs to repair the damage. 

How can stem cells help me heal?

Stem cell therapy offers effective relief from chronic pain that can last for years and can help damaged tissue repair, especially when combined with other regenerative treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. 

By harnessing the body’s natural healing properties to promote tissue regeneration and repair where needed, stem cell therapy offers a powerful way to alleviate pain and promote healing. 

And unlike pills and medicinal injections that must enter the bloodstream and therefore affect your entire body, stem cell therapy reduces inflammation and provides treatment directly at the site of injury or damage. 

This highly targeted therapy means you can expect an optimal outcome from your treatment. What’s more? The inherent anti-inflammatory properties of stem cells help decrease the time needed to heal, meaning you’ll be back to normal more quickly than with surgical alternatives. 

What conditions can stem cell therapy treat?

Stem cell therapy is an emerging field, and more applications for its use are being discovered every day. The treatment already has many applications and can treat many conditions, including:

Stem cell therapy can also be used as an effective treatment in promoting the regeneration of bone and tissue in areas damaged or injured by disease or trauma. 

If you’re interested in learning more about the healing power of stem cell therapy, the team at Peak Physical Medicine can help. Contact our Visalia office to schedule a consultation, or request an appointment online now!

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