Dr. Skaliy is among a select group of physicians around the country to offer stem cell therapy to relieve pain and promote healing. Patients can benefit from a unique non-surgical procedure using stem cell injections. The treatment uses your own body’s repair mechanisms and growth factors to promote healing. Stem cell therapy is used to treat back pain, degenerative hip pain, degenerative knee pain and thinning hair.
During the procedure, Dr. Skaliy extracts stem cells from the bone marrow in a patient’s hip or from the adipose tissue on the stomach. The stem cells are then injected into the targeted areas.
The stem cells are from the patient’s own body so the risk of rejection is very low.
So how do you know if you would be a good candidate for Stem Cell therapy? Take a look at the questions below to better determine if you’re a fit.
Stem Cell injections are used for numerous conditions and our practice uses them for many of these. For back and joint pain we inject these cells into joints and spinal discs to provide long lasting pain relief from chronic pain. These injections, provide a non-invasive non-surgical treatment option, to provide long-lasting relief from chronic joint pain. The injections are performed under x-ray guidance, as needed, to ensure proper placement of the stem cells.
In general, Stem Cell injections are advised for painful structures such as joints, ligaments and spinal discs. There are some medical issues like leukemia and lymphoma that will preclude you from having a stem cell procedure done.
Stem Cell injections can be used for most joints and ligaments in the body.
Bone marrow and adipose (fat) tissue are the two sources of stem cells that we use. We harvest the bone marrow stem cells from the back of the hip and the Adipose stem cells from the abdomen or buttock area. The source of the stem cells is determined according to the unique needs of each patient.
Most patients will have relief of pain around 1-2 months post injection. The improvement often continues for the first 3-6 months after the stem cell procedure. There are patients who will not get any improvement at all from this procedure, probably around 10-20%.
Stem Cell therapy is typically not covered by your insurance company. If you decide you want to explore this treatment option, you will first speak with someone from our financial office. They will work with you to determine if your insurance will pay or if you will need to pay out of pocket for the treatment.
Book your stem cell consultation with Dr. Mike. Call 770-844-3242