How Are Adult Stem Cells Utilized?
Adult stem cells are being used to treat many types of chronic pain and degeneration. Currently doctors are treating shoulder, knee, hip, and spine degeneration, in addition to soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) and other bone related injuries.
Where Are Stem Cells Found in Adults?
In adults, stem cells are present within variety of tissues and organs, the most common sources being bone marrow and fat (or adipose) tissue.
How Are Adult Stem Cells Obtained and Prepared?
One of the richest sources of adult stem cells is bone marrow, and the hip (pelvis) is one of the best and most convenient locations for obtaining bone marrow. In the harvesting procedure, the doctor typically removes (or aspirates) from the pelvis. A trained nurse or technician then uses specifically designed equipment to concentrate the adult stem cells in the bone marrow and provides the cells back to the physician for implantation at the site of injury.
Will My Body Reject the Adult Stem Cells?
No, since they are cells collected from your own tissue, there is little threat of rejection. No, since they are cells collected from your own tissue, there is little threat of rejection.
Will My Insurance Cover This Procedure?
While adult stem cells have been used for decades to treat a variety of diseases, their application in the treatment of pain is relatively new. Because of this, insurance companies do not currently cover the therapy.
How Much Does It Cost?
The cost of a stem cell treatment varies based on the procedure performed. Our office staff can assist you with payment options and any other questions you may have.
“… the MRI showed that my shoulder had degerated to the point that a complete joint replacement was necessary.”
“Dr. Scheinberg gave me another option, a stem cell injection.”
“Stem cell injection as a choice to repair my shoulder made sense to me as I am a firm believer in the healthy body’s ability to heal itself.”
“I was pain immediately pain free with moderate arm and shoulder mobility.”
“I encourage anyone living with pain to make an appointment with Dr. Scheinberg.”
- Jean Zellweger of Santa Barbara
“WOW!!! Major surgery Plus STEM cell therapy. I had the procedure done in the morning Took one pain pill. Felt great by evening. A little swelling the next day. Nearly full range of motion already.! Feels so good, that I have to remember to limit myself until it is fully healed. Sure beats the estimated 6 months of down time required for conventional shoulder surgery. I don’t know why this is not made standard procedure for everyone. Thanks again.”