- Are you tired of using NSAIDs that can cause ulcers?
- Are you using addictive narcotics for pain management which can have side effects such as constipation, altered sleep patterns and decreased testosterone levels?
- Have you tried steroid or visco-supplementation injections with little long-term success?
It may be time to think about stem cell therapies or PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy, two cutting-edge procedures that have the potential to repair injured, torn or arthritic tissue.
Sharper Edge Regenerative Orthopedics, a leader in regenerative medicine, specializes in PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy and stem cell therapy in Illinois. Stem cell therapy at our clinic uses your body’s own adipose tissue or bone marrow and avoids using umbilical cord blood or fetal tissue.
The Future Is Now. Until recently, there have been few options to attempt to replace damaged cells and potentially restore normal function to various body systems. Our stem cell therapy practices follow approved protocols, ideally suited for your specific orthopedic needs.
A New Alternative
The use of stem cells or PRP injections in Illinois may also be an option for those patients who are too young for artificial joint replacement or too ill to undergo these large, invasive surgeries. Sometimes other pain-relieving modalities such as medications by mouth, injections or physical therapy have already been tried and have failed to provide any measure of relief. If this is you, stem cell therapy might just be the answer!
Here’s How It Works
We will harvest the fat stores, from just under the skin around the thighs, buttocks, lower back or flank (mini-liposuction). The stem cells are then processed to increase their concentration. After processing, they are reinjected back into your body where the damage or pain has occurred. The stem cells and their chemical messengers may work toward restoring function and/or relieving pain by rebuilding cartilage or tissue. All our procedures are in-office/same-day at our stem cell therapy clinic.