When chronic pain and mobility issues reduce your quality of life, Jason Chiu, MD, can use pioneering regenerative medicine techniques to improve your long-term health. At The Painless Center, with an offic in Tenafly and Carlstadt, New Jersey, Dr. Chiu offers innovative stem cell and PRP therapy to help rebuild your body from the inside out. Learn more about the benefits of regenerative medicine today by calling the office nearest you or booking an appointment online now.
Your body contains stem cells, which have the unique ability to regenerate into a variety of specialized cells. By injecting stem cells into an area of injured or damaged tissue or bone, you can enjoy long-term relief of chronic pain and increased functionality in the affected area.
Dr. Chiu uses stem cell therapy as an effective solution for treating a variety of injuries and underlying health conditions, including:
Stem cell therapy not only helps you speed up the time and efficiency of your healing process, but it can also reduce your dependence on pain medications and other ineffective therapies.
Dr. Chiu can collect stem cells from your own bone marrow or blood during a simple extraction procedure. To prepare for injection, he must process the material to achieve a high concentration of stem cells.
Using a custom treatment plan, Dr. Chiu injects the stem cells into the damaged area, such as torn muscles or deteriorating joints. He uses the guidance of an ultrasound or fluoroscopy, a real-time X-ray device, to ensure precise placement of stem cells.
Over time, stem cells regenerate and replace damaged tissue. Within 4-6 weeks of treatment, you can enjoy an improvement in your range of motion and a reduction in your pain. Results may keep improving as cells develop.
Like stem cells, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) also originates in your body. This material in your blood contains important growth factors that can effectively repair damaged soft tissues. Using PRP therapy, you can increase the efficiency and speed of healing.
Dr. Chiu obtains PRP from a sample of your blood, which he processes in a centrifuge that quickly spins the blood to separate materials and produce a high concentration of growth factors. He reinjects the plasma into your injured muscle, tendon, or ligament to trigger the growth of new, healthier cells.
PRP therapy takes time to show results. Your body needs time to develop new cells to replace old, damaged ones. Within 4-6 weeks of treatment, you can expect less pain and increased mobility in the injured area.
With both stem cell and PRP therapy, you can expect long-term benefits because treatment addresses the root cause of your pain by healing the injured area rather than just treating pain and other symptoms.
Find out more about the long-term benefits of regenerative medicine and whether this type of treatment is right for you by calling the office or booking a consultation online today.