Stem Cell Therapy Specialist
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is at the cutting-edge of regenerative medicine, and it’s available for men and women in Clifton, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas, who need relief from chronic joint pain. Todd Koppel, MD, a board-certified physician specializing in pain management at his practice, Regen Pain NJ, offers state-of-the-art technologies and nonsurgical treatments for chronic and acute conditions. If musculoskeletal pain prevents you from living life to the fullest, stem cell therapy may be an ideal solution. Book an appointment by phone or use the online scheduler.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are “generic” cells that have the ability to develop into specialized cells, such as skin cells, brain cells, or tendon cells. They exist in your body as somewhat dormant cells that spring into action when your body needs them, such as after an injury or illness. Stem cells are important to the medical field because of their ability to help rejuvenate your body, replace unhealthy or damaged tissue, and regenerate new tissue.
When it comes to painful joint conditions, research shows that stem cells can:
- Develop into new cartilage
- Reduce inflammation and pain in a degenerative joint
- Release proteins to slow further degeneration of soft tissue
If you have osteoarthritis in your knees or a degenerative joint condition in your hip, stem cell therapy may be able to help relieve pain and help you regain mobility.
Am I a good candidate for stem cell therapy?
If you’re an adult with chronic joint pain who wants to potentially avoid invasive surgeries, and you don’t want to become dependent on prescription pain medications, stem cell therapy may be able to help alleviate your symptoms. Stem cell therapy can potentially provide long-term pain relief, help restore mobility to the affected joints, and improve the quality of your life.
What can I expect with stem cell therapy?
If Dr. Koppel determines that your condition can benefit from stem cell therapy and you’re an ideal candidate, he extracts the stem cells from your own bone marrow in your hip, or from fatty tissue in your abdomen. He processes the stem cells in a centrifuge to get the highest concentration of growth factors. Next, he injects stem cells into your injured or degenerative tissue.
By injecting the stem cells into the soft tissue surrounding a joint, like your knee, shoulder, or hip, the stem cells promote healing in that specific area of your body. Essentially, the stem cells transform themselves into the same tissue — ligaments, cartilage, or new disc material in your spine. As a result, you get relief from pain, have reduced inflammation, and gain mobility.
The injections themselves are virtually painless, and you won’t have to endure a lengthy recovery period. You can typically return to your daily activities with minimal interruption. Over the weeks following your stem cell injections, your body begins to repair itself and regenerate new, healthy tissue.