Regenerative medicine can be very effective when coupled with chiropractic and physical therapy. At The Center for Manual Medicine and Regenerative Orthopedics, we combine stem cells and PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) to help our patients recover quickly. Here’s how these treatments work:
What Are Stem Cells?
The human body is composed of tissues and organs that are formed by specialized groups of cells. There are trillions of cells in your body, and the vast majority are assigned to specific tasks, just like employees from different departments in the same company. However, stem cells are special because they can adapt to the roles of various cell types. They’re just like professionals who wear many hats.
Do You Use Embryonic Stem Cells?
No, we only use adult stem cells that are harvested from the bone marrow or adipose tissue from the abdomen. Scientists find embryonic stem cells hard to control, which is why many therapies use adult stem cells.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, which is a medical treatment that utilizes your blood to heal damaged tissues and organs. Platelets are a sticky component of your blood that adhere to damaged blood vessels to stop bleeding. PRP is mostly used to treat elbow, wrist, hand, knee, ankle, foot, shoulder, back, and hip injuries.
What Is the Procedure?
For stem cell injection therapy, we use local anesthesia to numb the skin and make a very small incision. Then, we use a special needle to collect stem cells from your hip bone or adipose tissue. While the procedure doesn’t hurt in most cases, you might feel a small amount of discomfort. With the help of an ultrasound, we inject these stem cells into the injured region of your body. For PRP, we collect your blood, extract the platelet-rich plasma, and inject it back into the injured area.
Doug Frye, MD has created the most in depth Stem Cell protocol in the Midwest. Ar The Center For Regenerative Orthopedics, we set our patients up for success! All of our patients receive an in depth hands-on evaluation and Ultrasound Diagnosis by the only certified Musculo-skeletal Ultrasounds Sonographer in the region. Dr. Frye utilizes a 3-step process, that entails 3 injections instead of 1. The Fellowship trained Physical Therapists work closely with Dr. Frye to ensure that the patient receives the best possible Physical Therapy for their specific case and everyone that receives a Stem Cell treatment is put into a 2 year case study.
You’ll have a follow-up exam scheduled two weeks after the procedure. It’s normal to experience a few symptoms in the first few days, such as pain and swelling. We encourage our patients to talk to us if they have further questions, and before taking any medications. Once you start recovering, you’ll be ready to begin physical therapy.
At The Center for Manual Medicine and Regenerative Orthopedics, we combine regenerative medicine, chiropractic, and physical therapy to help our patients relieve pain and restore motion. Contact us through our website or call us at (785) 271-8100 to book an appointment.