Stem Cell Therapy

Physical Medicine & Wellness Center

Chiropractic & Physical Medicine located in Florence, KY

At Physical Medicine & Wellness Center in Florence, Kentucky, the integrative medical team is the first in the area to offer umbilical stem cell therapy for chronic pain. Chiropractors Benton Dammel, DC, and Bryan Boudreaux, DC, offer safe and effective stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to manage back pain, joint pain, and other chronic pain conditions. To learn more about this cutting-edge therapy, book a consultation online to by phone now.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

Physical Medicine & Wellness Center

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are a type of cell that can differentiate and develop into a variety of tissues. At Physical Medicine & Wellness Center, the team uses stem cell injections from donated umbilical cord blood to heal and repair damaged tissues, including muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.

To determine if you’re a candidate, the team performs a consultation and physical exam to determine your overall health status, diagnosis, and level of pain.

How does stem cell therapy work?

When stem cells are injected into an injured muscle or joint, the stem cells identify and replicate healthy tissues in the area. In cases of damaged tissues — including tears of muscles, ligaments, or tendons — the stem cells attach to the damaged tissues and initiate a natural healing response.

If you experience chronic pain, the associated inflammation can trigger additional damage to already injured tissues or it may harm healthy tissues in the area. This creates a chronic pain cycle and prevents your body from healing fully. When stem cells are introduced, they initiate the natural healing process that stops inflammation from spreading and causing further damage.

Who can benefit from stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is used for chronic pain and inflammation associated with the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Depending on your condition, you may need more than one injection, especially if you experience severe pain or extensive tissue damage. In most cases, injections are given over the course of several months to allow time between treatments for healing. Since the tissues are healing on a cellular level, it may take more than 2-3 months to begin to see results.

What are platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections?

PRP injections are another form of regenerative medicine that uses your own blood plasma to heal injured muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. During your visit, the team collects about three vials of your blood and then processes them in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. The platelets are then injected directly into the injured tissues or joints.

PRP injections utilize your body’s natural healing functions from the platelets and your immune system to decrease inflammation and pain while repairing injured tissues. PRP injections can be combined with stem cell therapy, when appropriate.

To learn more about stem cell therapy and PRP injections, call or schedule a visit online at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center.