How Effective is Stem Cell Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction?

Scott Brandt, M.D. Erectile Dysfunction, Stem Cell Therapy

Significant research has confirmed the fact that erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common concern for men as they age. It’s hardly a surprising bit of information; natural degeneration affects all of us, causing our tissues and bodily systems to begin losing function the longer we live. What is startling, however, is the impact on quality of life that any level of ED imposes on its sufferers. An estimated 30 million American men suffer with ED, but they’re not the only ones experiencing ED’s negative effects. Indeed, assuming the majority of ...

Stem Cell Therapy vs. Shoulder Surgery: What You Need to Know

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

The human shoulder consists of three bones (the clavicle, scapula and humerus) and many tendons, ligaments and muscles that link together with a series of four joints. Injury, disease and normal wear and tear issues can affect any part of the shoulder and typically present as fractures in bones, tears in tendons and/or arthritis and instability. Indeed, the shoulder is especially prone to all types of problems because it is constantly being used, moving our arms in a wide range of motion so that we are able to push, pull, ...
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What Stem Cell Therapy Can Be Used For

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cells are some of nature’s most powerful tools. Not only do they anchor the original development of our bodies’ organ systems, they have the ability to influence future cell growth, as well. It’s this capacity to direct cellular regeneration that makes them so critical to life itself since tissue homeostasis is what allows us to heal from wounds, control vital metabolic processes and fight off disease throughout the course of our lives. As knowledge about stem cells has grown — including advanced understanding of where they come from and ...

2 of the Most Common Stem Cell Treatments

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

The study of stem cells remains one of science’s most promising frontiers. For more than 70 years, research has continued to shed light on the value and potential of stem cell treatments. From a basic understanding of the stem cell’s role in early cell differentiation to today’s more nuanced exploration of their regenerative effects, researchers and clinicians are harnessing the power of stem cells in ways that are improving the lives of patients with an increasing variety of problems and conditions. No longer are stem cell transplants (to treat cancer) ...

How Stem Cell Treatment for Tennis Elbow Can Improve Your Game

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

Tendinitis is the painful swelling of a tendon. It can manifest in any tendon, but most frequently occurs in those surrounding joints that experience repetitive movement. Indeed, tendinitis is often sports-related, occurring in shoulders, elbows, wrists and knees as a result of chronic overuse. When it settles in the elbow, it’s frequently called “tennis elbow,” and it affects a lot more than a patient’s game. While up to 50% of athletes using over-the-shoulder arm motion experience tennis elbow, the majority of tennis elbow sufferers aren’t actually tennis players! Approximately 95% ...

How Long is Stem Cell Therapy Recovery?

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

The intrinsic regenerative properties of stem cells make them well suited to treat many types of orthopedic issues. This is because a large number of bone and joint problems occur as normal consequences of daily living over time (read: “wear and tear”), and stem cells have the potential to naturally counter those effects, replenishing cell quantity and restoring normal cellular function by virtue of their very nature. Indeed, when used to treat the effects of age, injury and degeneration in the musculoskeletal system, stem cell therapy has been shown to ...

Is Stem Cell Therapy Safe? The Truth Revealed

Scott Brandt, M.D. Research, Stem Cell Therapy

The safety of any medical procedure relies on a combination of factors: the efficacy of the research supporting it, the experience of the physician(s) and medical staff involved, the overall health of the patient, the cleanliness of instruments and space used and more. Some even believe the time of day it is performed can affect a procedure’s outcome! That’s why it’s important— whether facing an invasive surgery or a routine skin check — that patients and doctors alike communicate, discussing honestly and exhaustively the pros and cons of treatment so ...
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Can Osteoarthritis Be Improved by Stem Cell Therapy?

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

Degenerative joint disease — also called osteoarthritis — is the wearing away of the cartilage between any of the joints in a person’s body. Age, obesity and injury can all contribute to osteoarthritis, with symptoms ranging from intermittent discomfort and stiffness to the weakening of muscles and ligaments and erosion of bone that ultimately lead to ineffective, as well as chronically painful, joint function.  Treating osteoarthritis has traditionally relied on medication and rest and/or physical therapy aimed at strengthening the tissue surrounding the affected joint. And since cartilage does not ...
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5 Common Questions About Stem Cell Therapy for Herniated Discs

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain

Living with persistent pain is a reality that many people in this country unfortunately face. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), “in 2016 [alone] an estimated 20.4% of U.S. adults had chronic pain," a condition which is associated with mobility and mental health issues, opioid addiction and an overall reduced quality of life. In contrast to the acute episodes of pain we all face at one time or another, chronic pain is defined as any pain lasting longer than three months, and many issues can cause it: an ...

Stem Cells: A Hip Pain Treatment without Surgery

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

If you’ve ever experienced pain in your hips, you know how debilitating it can be. The hip joint is one of the body’s biggest and strongest joints. As such, it supports much of our body’s weight and helps us move in multiple ways. When an injury or even just advancing age threatens its structural integrity, the resulting instability, inflammation and pain can make the simplest of activities an agonizing endeavor. The good news is, today, there are more options than ever for treating hip degeneration. In addition to standard treatments ...