Stem Cell Therapy

December 10, 2016 | Featured | Home Featured | Solutions | 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 Therapy. 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

Rotator Cuff Tear

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.
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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 re-injection. 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.

“Since Stem Cell Therapy, I’ve been pain free!”

“Working for a General Contractor, I’m on my feet up to six hours a day, inspecting facilities or construction sites. When I get home, I’m still on my feet, working in the garage or workshop. I started noticing lower back pain in 2015. At first, it was sporadic, but it got worse and more frequent. One day, I was out to breakfast with my family, and the pain was so intense I passed out inside the restaurant! That was when I knew I couldn’t put it off any longer. It was time to see a professional. Dr. Skaliy diagnosed Degenerative Disc Disease in my lower back. Treatment began with two epidural injections. That helped, but the pain would still come and go. This past January, Dr. Skaliy suggested Stem Cell Therapy. After the outpatient surgery and several days of recovery, I was right back at work. I’ve been pain free since the operation, able to resume all my daily activities, both on the job and at home. I’ve even been able to get back to the gym to workout again. The stem cell procedure has been so successful for me I recommend Dr. Skaliy to my friends and family for their back pain.  — Jeremy M., suffering from low back pain due to Degenerative Disc Disease
“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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