What are stem cells?

Stem cells have a unique ability to regenerate into other types of specialized cells, such as brain, heart, muscle, or bone cells.

Therapeutic use of stem cells can rebuild any damaged tissue in your body, using the power of your body’s own healing ability, aiding in the efficiency of healing from a variety of injuries and diseases, like:

  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Degenerative diseases

At Halper Family Medicine, Dr. Halper can evaluate your specific condition to determine if stem cell therapy is right for you during your initial consultation. He may recommend this type of treatment to improve your overall functionality and reduce the need for surgery or other invasive treatments.

What happens during stem cell therapy?

To retrieve the stem cells needed for therapy, Dr. Halper extracts material, such as bone marrow, from your hip or another part of your body. To keep you comfortable, he may administer a general anesthetic for this part of your procedure.

Preparing the stem cells is the next step of the process. Dr. Halper isolates the stem cells from the other materials before he re-injects them back into your body.

Using a carefully designed treatment plan, Dr. Halper injects the stem cell materials into and around the area of injury.

If you undergo anesthesia, you may need a period of rest before you can go home.

How long until I see the results of stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy can take some time to show results. Soon after your procedure, new cells begin to develop and divide, replacing injured and damaged tissue.

In the weeks after treatment at Halper Family Medicine, you should begin to notice a reduction in your pain and other symptoms if stem cell therapy is used to treat injuries or a degenerative disease. Benefits of treatment continue for months as your body continues to regenerate new, healthier cells.

Dr. Halper monitors your progress during follow-up appointments to ensure you’re healing properly, and your condition is well-managed.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy, schedule a consultation at Halper Family Medicine today using the convenient online booking feature or by calling the office nearest you.