Stem Cell Therapy

June 15, 2015 | Featured | Home Featured | Stem Cell Therapy

Dr. Michael Skaliy is one of a select group of physicians in the United States currently offering stem cell therapy. Over the past decade, physicians like Dr. Skaliy have used stem cells to successfully treat 65 different medical issues including back pain, degenerative disc disease, hip pain, knee pain, joint inflammation, sciatica, and even thinning hair.

Stem Cell Treatment is successful in treating pain, because, unlike other pain remedies, stem cells have the ability to not only relieve the pain but also heal the damage causing the pain. This is because stems cells don’t just hide or block the pain. Stem cells repair and replace damaged cells with new, healthy cells. This means significant, long-term pain relief for the vast majority of patients who choose stem cell treatment. In fact, up to 90 percent of patients who receive stem cell treatment report either a dramatic reduction in or the complete elimination of pain associated with joint injury or degenerative disease.

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Stem Cell Therapy uses your body’s own natural healing mechanisms and growth factors to repair or replace cells damaged by injury or use. Stem Cell injections provide long-lasting relief from chronic joint pain and effectively regenerate cells that result in true healing when used in the treatment of conditions or symptoms including the following: (Click on the link to learn more about each condition or symptom)

Degenerative Disc
Erectile Dysfunction
Hair Loss
Herniated Disc
Joint Inflammation
Lower Back Pain
Pinched Spinal Nerve
Osteoarthritis
Sciatica
Shoulder Pain
Hip Pain
Knee Pain

While Stem Cell Therapy is most commonly used to relieve pain in the spine, hips and knees, the process can benefit smaller joints in the ankles, wrists and hands as well.

Are you a good candidate for Stem Cell Therapy? Take the quiz here.

 

What happens during the Stem Cell Therapy procedure?

The procedure begins with a physical examination, followed by medical imaging tests to identify the source of the pain.

To harvest the stem cells, our medical team will apply a local anesthetic to the harvest area. Once the area is numb, Dr. Skaliy uses a syringe to aspirate a small amount of adipose (fat) tissue or bone marrow. We harvest bone marrow stem cells from the back of the hip and adipose stem cells from the abdomen or buttocks. The source of the stem cells is determined according to the unique needs of each patient. Because there are typically more stem cells in fat tissue, that is our preferred option.

The adipose tissue is then placed in a specially-designed medical centrifuge, so the stem cells can be isolated for reinjection. After they are isolated, the patient’s stem cells are injected into the desired area. Because the stem cells are taken from the patient receiving treatment, the risk of rejection or other side-effects is very low. The entire procedure takes about two hours, and the patient can go home the same day.

 

We only use adult stem cells

Research and application has proven, time and again, that somatic stem cells are as effective as embryonic stem cells in cell repair and regeneration.

Read more about why we choose somatic cells here.

 

What should you expect after stem cell treatment?

While the stem cells begin regenerating and repairing right away, the process does take some time. Most patients report gradual pain relief, beginning about a month after the treatment. In two to four months, you should experience significant pain relief, which will continue to increase for up to six months after the initial procedure.

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Because of this continual regeneration, patients who receive stem cell treatment often delay surgery for many years, sometimes even longer. And, because stem cell therapy heals damaged cells, rather than masking the pain, many patients no longer need surgery at all.

 

“My stem cell treatment procedure was the simplest and least invasive procedure that I have ever had. From check in to check out, everything was done to make sure I was comfortable. My knee had been hurting for a long time and it felt better within weeks and I am now pain free. I can now do all the activities that I have not been able to do for years. Thank you Dr. Skaliy.”  — Mr. Jay M.

 

Patients who choose Stem Cell Therapy to slow hair loss and regrow new hair should expect a similar timeline of effectiveness. While the stem cells start working right away, it takes time to re-activate or regenerate new follicle cells.

 

Dr. Skaliy answers FAQs about Stem Cell Therapy here 

 

To learn more about Stem Cell Therapy and how it can help you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Skaliy today.

About the Author

Dr. Michael Skaliy

Throughout his career Dr. Michael Skaliy has felt that medicine is a rapidly changing field and he’s continued to stay up to date to bring the latest cutting edge therapies into his practice. Most recently, he introduced stem cell therapy and minimally invasive same day spine surgery, which is done through a small device the size of a pencil.

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