What Makes Someone a Good Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy? - Stem Cell Centers, Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy
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June 1, 2019

Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy

When it comes to recovering from sports injuries or chronic joint problems, there’s only so much that physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pharmaceuticals can do. After trying these modalities, you may be told the only option left is surgery.

But there’s one more thing you can try before going under the knife—stem cell therapy. This treatment involves injecting specialized cells into the areas where they are needed most, helping your body regenerate the healthy cells it has lost. Are you a good candidate for stem cell therapy? Let’s find out.

You have a condition that responds well to stem cell treatments.

Regenerative stem cell therapy is a fantastic treatment option, but it doesn’t solve every ailment. You are most likely to see success if the condition you suffer from has already been verified to show improvement after injecting stem cells.

In general, any age-related joint condition that causes pain or dysfunction can be treated with stem cell therapy. Joints wear down as you age, and injecting new stem cells could be just what you need to rebuild your joints.

You could be a good candidate for stem cell therapy if you have any of these conditions known to respond well to stem cell treatments:

  • Osteoarthritis pain*
  • Knee pain caused by meniscus tears, runner’s knee, ACL tears, tendonitis, or instability
  • Shoulder pain caused by rotator cuff injuries, thoracic outlet syndrome, labral tears or degeneration, tendonitis, or AC joint separation
  • Hip pain caused by osteonecrosis, bursitis, tendinopathy, sacroiliac pain, or labral/labrum tears
  • Elbow pain caused by epicondylitis (tennis elbow), nerve entrapment, or instability
  • Foot and ankle pain caused by plantar fasciitis, peroneal tendon injuries, torn Achilles tendons, ligament injuries, bunions, or instability
  • Hand and wrist pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, basal joint arthritis, trigger finger, or instability
  • Neck pain or low back pain caused by degenerative discs or other damage to the spine

*Please note that you may not be a candidate for stem cell therapy if you have severe degenerative osteoarthritis. A consultation at Stem Cell Centers will reveal what you may be eligible for.

You have already tried traditional treatments for your condition without success.

We advise our clients to try non-invasive techniques such as physical therapy, chiropractic care, and pharmaceuticals before opting for stem cell therapy. After all, because stem cell science is still in its early years of development, you may feel more comfortable trying treatments with long histories of success first.

However, traditional treatments don’t always work. You may feel frustrated doing everything your doctor instructs while still dealing with chronic pain and having to say “no” to your favorite physical activities. If you have reached this point, it’s time to consider something new—it’s time to consider stem cell treatment.

You have researched stem cell therapy and think it might be right for you.

As with any new technology or treatment, it’s important to take your time and consider all your options. Do your due diligence by reading up on everything there is to know about stem cell treatments so you understand how the procedure works along with its benefits and potential risks. The more educated you become on the subject, the better.

At Stem Cell Centers, we urge every candidate for stem cell therapy to review all pertinent information and do their own research before choosing to participate in stem cell therapy. You can find the answers to many of your questions on our FAQs page or by attending a free stem cell seminar at a clinic near you.

You are not afraid to ask questions.

When other treatments have failed, it’s exciting to hear about a new therapy that has helped patients achieve significant joint pain relief without surgery. Just remember that there’s no such thing as a miracle cure. Stem cells are rooted in science, but everyone’s body is a little different. Therefore, just like any medical procedure, there is a success and failure rate, along with the potential for side effects.

This is why you should be hopeful but realistic about seeing positive results from stem cell therapy. We also encourage every candidate for stem cell therapy to ask anything that comes to mind. This is your health you’re talking about, so no question is off-limits.

You are prepared to pay for your treatment.

Unfortunately, because stem cell treatment is still in early development, health insurance providers and Medicare don’t cover the procedure—yet. The total cost depends on many factors, including the number and type of joints you need to treat and how many injections are required.

Rest assured that Stem Cell Centers has a goal never to let the price prevent our patients from receiving the treatment they need. If together, we determine that you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy, we can make your treatment as affordable as possible with flexible payment options.

Also, if you have a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) and a health savings account (HSA) to go with it, you can use these funds to pay for this qualified medical expense. Money goes into and comes out of an HSA tax-free, so this helps you save money on the overall cost of treatment.

Schedule a consultation to find out if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy

Regenerative stem cell therapy is shown to offer long-term relief for many people who suffer from joint pain, arthritis, and neuropathy. Each procedure takes less than 30 minutes to perform, and patients report feeling minimal pain.

While this guide can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy, the best way to find out for sure is to schedule a consultation at a Stem Cell Center near you. To learn more, or to set up your initial visit, please contact us at (877) 808-0016.