How Long Does It Take for Stem Cell Therapy to Work

How Long Does It Take for Stem Cell Therapy to Work?

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cells have long been appreciated for their restorative properties. Since E. Donnall Thomas first started using bone marrow cells to treat blood disorders, science has continued to verify the efficacy of stem cells in building new tissues and treating disease. Today, stem cell therapy is being used to combat more than cancers and other abnormalities of the blood. Lumbar and cervical degenerative disc disease, damage to joints and soft tissue structures and even erectile dysfunction have all been shown to benefit from stem cell therapy.

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As more and more patients become aware of the regenerative potential of stem cells, one of the most frequent questions we hear at ThriveMD is “How long will it take for stem cell therapy to work for me?” Of course, the therapeutic effects of stem cell therapy depend on a variety of factors. Here’s what you need to know about the time it takes for stem cell therapy to work:

Stem Cell Therapy Can Work in as Little as 2 to 12 Weeks!

As mentioned, stem cells are currently being used to treat a variety of conditions. At ThriveMD, we focus on using stem cells as a non-surgical treatment for degenerative conditions of the back, joints and soft tissue structures. Under optimal conditions, a stem cell therapy for one of these types of disorders can work in as little as two to 12 weeks with further pain reduction continuing up to a year or more! Of course, several factors impact the time it takes for each patient to see — to feel! — relief:

  • Condition Being Treated – Recovery times differ according to the condition being treated (i.e., a scrape heals faster than a cut). In this way, the time it takes for stem cell therapy to work really depends on the injury or damage that has occurred. More severe tissue trauma usually requires a longer recovery period, although it’s still usually shorter than one following an invasive, surgical procedure.


  • Overall Health of Patient Likewise, the health of the patient may impact the time it takes his or her body to heal and recover. A robust individual in good health will often recover faster from medical  procedures, and often have a more robust environment in which the cells  can “take root” and grow.


  • Aftercare Plan – Finally, aftercare plays an important part in the time it takes for stem cell therapy to work. While our patients at ThriveMD usually walk unaided out of our office after a procedure, they are told to refrain from strenuous activity for a specified period in order to facilitate optimal treatment results. Having a clearly defined strategy for caring for yourself helps your body heal itself!

Want to Learn More?

The time it takes for stem cell therapy to work depends on multiple factors. To see what recovery might look like for you or a loved one, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. We review all our patients’ histories in order to match stem cell therapy to the right people, frequently allowing them the chance to see results faster than they would with other options.

Next Step

If you believe you or someone you care about could be a candidate for stem cell therapy administered by a trusted clinic, please contact us today.