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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How Effective is Stem Cell Therapy for Hips?

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

Here at ThriveMD, we believe in the efficacy of using autologous stem cells to treat a variety of degenerative conditions. Not only are stem cells proven safe to use — especially when harvested from and used within a patient’s own body — there is much research to support their effectiveness at stimulating tissue growth. This is important because all cells (eventually) die. While some die as a result of an injury, the vast majority of cell deaths occur via a controlled process called apoptosis. In layman’s terms, apoptosis is “cell ...
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

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 …

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What to Expect from Stem Cell Therapy for Spine Degeneration

thriveMD Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain

Until recently, most back pain sufferers used a combined regimen of rest, physical therapy, medication and, sometimes, surgery to facilitate pain relief. But research over the past two decades has introduced an alternative treatment option with significant promise for many patients: stem cell therapy. Here’s what patients should know about spine degeneration and what they can expect when using stem cell therapy to treat it: Why Spine Degeneration Can Hurt Our spines are each composed of individual bones called vertebrae, the majority of which are separated by intervertebral discs. These …

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5 Common Misconceptions About Stem Cell Therapy for Herniated Discs

thriveMD Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain

Our team here at ThriveMD uses stem cells and other biologics to treat a variety of conditions. Specifically, many of our patients see us because they have herniated discs and other degenerative issues of the spine that make daily living painful to endure. Share this PostHowever, because using stem cell therapy to treat orthopedic conditions is a relatively new treatment option (approximately 10 years old), it’s common for them to have questions regarding its value and safety. Here are the top five concerns we frequently hear: Misconception 1: There is ...