stem cell therapy for shoulder injury

Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Injury as an Alternative to Surgery

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cells for Shoulder

Thanks to ongoing research, patients have a lot more options for treating many kinds of painful orthopedic issues. Some of the most promising of these treatments involve stem cells, specialized cells that everyone has access to within his or her own body.  Share this Post What are Stem Cells? Stem cells are the basic building blocks of all multicellular organisms; they direct the development of individual cells, tissues and organs by becoming specific types of cells when needed. For example, in humans, embryonic stem cells control fetal development; they essentially ...
stem cell therapy for shoulder pain

Stem Cell Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cells for Shoulder

Shoulder pain is usually associated with at least one of four issues: inflammation of a tendon, arthritis, a bone injury or joint instability. Depending on the severity of the problem, shoulder pain frequently limits movement and can reduce a person’s overall quality of life. To treat the source of shoulder pain, decrease recovery time and encourage the most prompt return to normal daily function, stem cell therapy could be an option. Stem cell therapy for shoulder pain is the only option that has been shown to actually repair diseased, degenerated ...
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Things to Know about Stem Cells For Knees

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cells for Knee

Stem cell therapy is a safe, effective treatment option for many patients with knee pain and/or deterioration of the knee joint. Unlike many other possible treatments, using stem cells for the treatment of knee pain is the only way to potentially rebuild damaged knee tissue. While medication, physical conditioning and surgery can possibly reduce a patient’s symptoms, stem cell therapy has been shown to be the only option actually capable of initiating an immune response within the body that can reduce inflammation and stimulate new cell growth. The result: stem ...
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Does Stem Cell Therapy for Knee Pain Have a Long Recovery Time?

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Knee

Knee pain is a common problem, affecting anyone at any stage of his or her life. Typical contributors to knee pain include aging, injury and repetitive movements that put stress on the knee joint. While not exactly life-threatening, knee pain can be life-altering, precipitating a loss of mobility that changes the way people live and work. Pain medication and other traditional treatments can only provide relief to a certain point, either masking symptoms or strengthening surrounding muscles but never actually addressing the cause of the pain itself. Share this Post ...
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Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Labral Tears

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Hip

As one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints, the hip is uniquely designed to withstand an enormous amount of pressure while still providing stability and adequate range of motion. Adding to its strength are the muscles, tendons and ligaments that surround the hip, as well as a ring of cartilage called the hip labrum. The labrum, especially, has an important role in the hip’s “ball-and-socket” design, lining the hip’s two socket cavities in such a way that it creates suction with the head of the femur (the “ball”), holding each ...
stem cell therapy for meniscus tear

Stem Cell Therapy for Meniscus Tear

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Knee

A meniscus is a c-shaped piece of cartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber between the lower leg bone (tibia) and the thigh bone (femur). There are two menisci in each knee, which, together, work to cushion the weight of our bodies as we move. Indeed, the support that meniscal tissue provides the knee joint is so vital that any trauma to or degenerative changes within a meniscus can prove catastrophic for the people experiencing it. Compounding the problem, many doctors elect to remove the meniscus in ...

New Spinal Disc Treatments

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

The spine is an important part of the body. It is divided into three major sections — the cervical spine (within the neck); the thoracic spine (within the ribcage); and the lumbar spine (also known as the “lower back”) — and consists of individual sections of bone called vertebrae that are separated by a shock-absorbing disc. Alternating vertebrae and discs run the length of the spine, with each disc cushioning the constant pressure of the body’s weight; enabling range of motion; and protecting the spinal cord. Share this Post Issues ...
Regenerative Therapy for Knees: What It Is, the Process and Recovery

Regenerative Therapy for Knees: What It Is, the Process and Recovery

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

Every year millions of people around the world suffer with joint damage and its resulting pain. According the 2020 Global Pain Index Report, eight out of 10 people worldwide experience joint pain with approximately one third of them listing knee pain specifically as their primary concern. It’s a pressing global problem, one for which traditional treatments (such as pain medications, rest, physical reconditioning and surgery) have historically demanded much time (for the implementation of, as well as the recovery from these types of treatments) yet never fully eliminated the real ...
Stem Cell Therapy Procedures: What, Why and How

Stem Cell Therapy Procedures: What, Why and How

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy Procedure, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

Stem cell therapy is a regenerative medicine technique that seeks to harness the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Most people are familiar with the term “bone marrow transplant,” which is one specific form of stem cell therapy. However, there are other types of stem cell therapies that aim to repair and even regenerate diseased, traumatized and/or genetically malformed tissue in other parts of the body, as well (i.e., not just in the blood). These are the types of stem cell therapy procedures we perform here at ThriveMD. Read on ...
Your Resource for Stem Cell Studies

Your Resource for Stem Cell Studies

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

Stem cell therapy is neither new nor unproven. On the contrary, stem cells have been used for multiple therapeutic purposes with great success for over 70 years. Not only are they used to treat cancer and blood-related diseases (an application of which most of us are familiar), they have been — and continue to be — rigorously studied and used in other treatments and for other purposes, as well. And while perhaps not as well-publicized as bone marrow transplants, these analyses and uses certainly have the potential to offer similar ...