Regenerative Medicine

Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine

Pain Medicine located in Glen Rock, NJ

If you’ve been looking for a nonsurgical solution to relieve pain and recover from injuries to your joints, muscles, soft tissues, and beyond, Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine Glen Rock, New Jersey, offers the latest in regenerative medicine with stem cell injections. The injections use your natural cells to speed your recovery in a procedure that takes only 30-60 minutes. Find out more today by calling or booking a consultation online with board-certified doctors Kevin McElroy, DO, or Steven Ferrer, MD.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is regenerative stem cell medicine?

Regenerative medicine using stem cells offers new hope for recovery from injuries. In many cases, regenerative medicine has proven to be more effective than traditional pain management treatments.

The most promising regenerative treatments rely on stem cells. You may have heard about professional athletes, including Kobe Bryant and Peyton Manning, who recovered from injuries with great success following stem cell injections.

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are the regenerative “building blocks” of your body with the potential to repair your body by becoming a muscle cell, cartilage cell, or some other type of cell.

Injections with stem cells are not only more effective than the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. Stem cell injections can also be covered by insurance.

What happens during stem cell regenerative medicine injections?

Your doctor performs your procedure at an outpatient surgical center, typically while you’re lightly sedated.

If you’re using your own cells, your doctor removes a small number of fat cells from your “love handles.” If you’re using bone marrow cells, your doctor removes a small quantity of bone marrow from your pelvis.

Your cells are processed in a specialized centrifuge to extract the stem cells, then injected in the treatment area. The entire process is brief, generally taking only 30-60 minutes.

What happens after stem cell regenerative medicine injections?

Your treatment requires little to no downtime. You may notice some bruising, redness, or mild soreness at the site of the fat or bone marrow removal. These side effects typically go away after 24-48 hours.

You can return to work and resume light exercise the day after your stem cell injection. You should avoid taking any anti-inflammatory medications, such as naproxen and ibuprofen, for 12 weeks after your treatment.

When will I see results from my stem cell regenerative medicine injections?

Most patients see an improvement in 4-12 weeks, although results vary. For some, their results last for six months following the procedure.

To learn more about the advantages of regenerative medicine with stem cells to provide you with relief from pain and injuries, call Progressive Spine & Sports Medicine today or book a consultation online.