Research suggests that stem cell therapy helps your body heal in a revolutionary but natural way. At the practice of anti-aging and regenerative medicine specialist Eugene C. Rajaratnam, MD, in Lancaster, California, you can take advantage of stem cell treatments to address inflammatory physical injuries and other chronic conditions. To learn more about stem cell therapy and how it can help you, call his office or schedule an appointment online.
Stem cells are prized because they can morph into many different types of cells as they grow. Stem cells are produced throughout your life, but they do tend to become less plentiful as you get older. These cells have the job of repairing and maintaining tissue. Your natural wound-repair system uses stem cells in regenerating tissue. They’re most abundant in your bone marrow, fat tissue, and circulating blood.
With stem cell therapy, Dr. Rajaratnam directly injects stem cells into areas of inflammation. The stem cells can reproduce into other stem cells or become cells specific to the tissue around them that needs healing. They also secrete growth factors to help you heal.
Dr. Rajaratnam may recommend stem cell therapy to treat pain or injury related to muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, or bone issues. For example, stem cell therapy may be used to help with knee injuries, shoulder pain, or other joint problems. The stem cells go to work regenerating and healing, giving you new tissue without the need for invasive joint replacements.
Research suggests that stem cells also have the potential to help people with chronic autoimmune conditions, such as Lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. The cells have unique regenerative abilities and can be revolutionary when it comes to treating Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, and diabetes. Dr. Rajaratnam can help you understand how stem cell therapy may help your particular health goals and concerns.
Treatment with stem cells is performed on an outpatient basis, so you go home the same day as treatment. The actual session lasts about three hours and involves minimal downtime. Depending on what you’re having treated, you can resume your normal activities immediately afterward.
During treatment, you receive a local anesthetic. The stem cells are injected, usually into the joint or area of pain. The exact process of stem cell therapy depends on your treatment plan.
If you’re interested in learning more about stem cell therapy and whether you’re a candidate, contact the office of Dr. Eugene Rajaratnam, MD, for a consultation today.
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