Recognized as one of the most innovative regenerative medicine treatments available, stem cell therapy offers a great approach for treating injuries, repairing damaged or diseased tissues, and mitigating pain in a natural, holistic way. A non-surgical and non-opioid procedure, stem cell therapy has been heralded for its minimal risk and adverse effects. What is more is that the team at the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine in Appleton, Wisconsin, strive to be experts in this treatment and are committed to ensuring patients receive the maximum benefit associated with pursuing stem cell therapy.
Stem Cell Therapy Explained—What Are They and How Are They Used?
Oftentimes referred to as the body’s “master cells,” stem cells are the materials that every person has that develop into brain tissue, blood, and bones, as well as other major organs. Stem cells come from several sources, including embryonic origins, in adult tissues like bone marrow and fat, within amniotic fluid, and other places.
Stem cell therapy offers a great approach for treating injuries, repairing damaged or diseased tissues, and mitigating pain in a natural, holistic way. At the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine, adult stem cells are harvested from a patient’s own body, meaning that this therapy allows you to use your own genetic materials-a truly all-natural approach. Concentrated stem cells are injected into a targeted area to treat inflammation, pain, or some other soft tissue damage. Stem cells ultimately have the capability of repairing cells in the body, thereby offering a reset of sorts to issues associated with injury and age.
Meet Your Stem Cell Therapy Doctor, Dr. Page
The founder of the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine, Dr. Tracy Page, is a triple board-certified physician possessing over 10 years of experience in her field. Recognized as the only woman doctor in the Wisconsin area who has advanced knowledge and understanding in metabolic and cellular medicine, human performance optimization, sports medicine, and bioidentical hormone therapy, Dr. Page is passionate about helping her patients recognize the tenets of aging well.
Dr. Page showcases multiple advanced degrees, including a Master’s in Cell and Molecular biology. This designation allows her to transition between the science and practice of medicine with ease.
Who is a Stem Cell Therapy Candidate, and What Does it Treat?
Both men and women can be candidates for stem cell therapy. Typically, individuals who suffer from the following conditions are most likely to benefit from stem cell therapy:
- Those passionate about pursuing an active lifestyle, including athletes
- Sufferers of osteoarthritis
- People facing knee, shoulder, elbow, or hip surgery
- People who would like to reduce signs of aging from their face
- Individuals who are suffering from thinning hair or hair loss
Stem cell therapy has the potential to treat many conditions. The therapy can help with:
- Repairing damaged cartilage in knees, elbows, shoulders, and hips
- Decreasing inflammation and reducing pain
- Delaying or preventing the need for surgery on knees, elbows, shoulders, and hips
- Regulating the immune system
- Regenerating normal blood flow while replacing damaged cells
- Rejuvenating the skin of the face, assisting in new hair growth, and eliminating signs of aging
What are the Key Benefits of Receiving Stem Cell Therapy?
There is still much research to be done within the area of stem cell therapy; however, studies have indicated that stem cell therapy can assist with:
- Growing new healthy skin tissue, including on the face
- Stimulating hair development
- Enhancing collagen production
- Healing incisions and wounds or reducing the appearance of scars
- Eliminating discomfort and pain associated with orthopedic and autoimmune conditions such as arthritis and lupus
- Treating sports-related injuries and enabling faster recovery times
What Should I Expect from my Treatment?
The patients who end up getting the most out of their stem cell therapy tend to be the most informed and educated. We invite you to explore some answers to other frequently asked questions.
How Long is the Procedure and How Many Sessions Will I Require?
Stem cell therapy injections take an average of 90 minutes and typically do not require any post-treatment rehabilitation or downtime. Within the course of a comprehensive treatment protocol, patients usually require somewhere between 1 and 3 total treatments. The number of treatments you require will be determined by Dr. Page and be based on the condition you are seeking to address.
Are There Any Side Effects? Is it Safe?
Firstly, stem cell therapy is safe. Common side effects include fatigue, headache, and nausea and are present immediately after the therapy. Patients have noted that these symptoms subside within a few hours. Additionally, you may experience some mild pain at the injection site.
How Long Until I See Results from Treatment?
Most patients begin to see the effects of their stem cell therapy within a month or so. Full effects are experienced within approximately three months. Of course, the amount of time it will take for you to see results from your treatment is dependent on your overall health as well as the condition being treated.
What is the Recovery Process Like?
One of the beauties about stem cell therapy is that patients who undergo this treatment experience very little in the way of recovery time after the treatment is performed. While it is true you may experience some mild tenderness at the injection site, you will not need to take time off work or eliminate other commitments from your schedule the way you would if you had just undergone surgery.
We ask, though, that you avoid heavy exertion, intense sports or physical activity, and other demanding tasks in the time immediately after your treatment.
How Long Do Results Last?
This depends on the condition or medical issue you are treating. Studies show that stem cell therapy can provide pain relief that lasts for several years. In addition, stem cell therapy that is administered on soft tissues can sometimes offer permanent relief and repair. For more information about what to expect from your stem cell therapy treatment, contact our team today.
Schedule a Consultation for Stem Cell Therapy
We are eager to speak with you about stem cell therapy and how it could help you live an improved and pain-free life. If you are ready to schedule your stem cell therapy at the Wisconsin Institute of Functional Medicine in Appleton, Wisconsin, contact our team today. We would love to share more information with you about the stem cell therapies offered by our practice and to determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure.