Stem Cell Therapy

If chronic pain prevents you from working, staying physically active, or participating in activities you love, consider stem cell therapy. This regenerative medicine treatment uses natural growth factors to encourage your body’s healing process. At Trident Pain Management, pain management specialist Naumit Bhandari, MD, and the team offer stem cell therapy to adults and teens. To make an appointment at the practice in San Antonio, Shavano Park, Texas, call the office today or request your visit online.

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Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative medicine. It uses human stem cells –– the building blocks from which all other cells are made–– to promote the growth of new, healthy tissue.

Stem cell therapy has become incredibly popular over the course of the last decade. It’s quick, minimally invasive, and pain-free. What’s more, this type of treatment uses your body’s own growth factors, so there’s little risk of infection or other complications.

What conditions can stem cell therapy treat?

At Trident Pain Management, the team uses stem cell therapy to treat various conditions, including:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Arthritis
  • Connective tissue injuries
  • Neuropathy and nerve pain
  • Joint pain

You might also benefit from stem cell therapy if you experience neck, back, or other musculoskeletal pain due to general wear-and-tear or an injury.

What does stem cell therapy involve?

The team at Trident Pain Management performs stem cell therapy on an outpatient basis.

On the day of your appointment, your provider administers local anesthesia and draws a sample of your bone marrow. After harvesting the marrow, they transfer it to a syringe with a needle. Your provider carefully administers a series of stem cell injections into a damaged joint or tissue.

Once the stem cells enter your body, they increase circulation to the affected area. This process reduces inflammation and triggers the production of new, healthy cells and tissue.

What is recovery like following stem cell therapy?

Following stem cell therapy, it’s normal to experience mild swelling or bruising at the injection sites. To relieve any discomfort, apply a bag of ice to the area or take over-the-counter pain medication. Take it easy for the first 24 hours and closely adhere to your provider’s at-home recovery instructions.

Will I need more than one stem cell therapy treatment?

The number of stem cell therapy treatments you need depends on the issue being treated and the severity of your symptoms. If you experience chronic pain, you might benefit from a series of appointments spaced several weeks or months apart.

To explore the benefits of stem cell therapy, make an appointment at Trident Pain Management by calling the office today or requesting your visit online.