Stem Cell Therapy Specialist

Chicago Chiropractic Center

Chiropractic & Integrative Medicine located in South Loop, Chicago, IL

When chronic pain from an injury or degenerative disease is taking away from your quality of life, it may be time to consider the benefits of regenerative medicine. At Chicago Chiropractic Center in Chicago, Anne Gordon, DC, and her team offer advanced treatment options, including stem cell therapy, to provide you with long-term pain relief. This treatment is safe and highly effective in addressing the root of the problem to restore your functionality and overall health. Learn more about stem cell therapy by calling the South Loop chiropractic office or use the online booking feature.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

Chicago Chiropractic Center

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is an integrative approach to healing. This treatment uses your body’s natural abilities to heal itself from the inside out and can be effective in addressing a number of acute and chronic injuries and conditions.

Stem cells contain special growth factors that produce new, healthy cells to replace those damaged by illness or injury. The cells also contain anti-inflammatory properties that naturally reduce swelling and provide you with long-term relief from pain and disability.

What can stem cell therapy treat?

Dr. Gordon and her experienced team may recommend stem cell therapy to improve your health and alleviate pain from conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Sports injuries
  • Cartilage tears
  • Degenerative disc disease

Treatment is an option for many areas of the body where damage or disease is making it difficult to function. Dr. Gordon creates a custom treatment plan after a careful evaluation of your symptoms and your medical history.

What does stem cell therapy involve?

The stem cell procedure requires two phases, both of which Dr. Gordon completes in-office during the same appointment.

To obtain the stem cells, Dr. Gordon extracts fluid from your bone marrow. She applies a topical agent to numb the area before extraction to keep you comfortable.

The fluid then needs to be prepared in a centrifuge, which is rapidly spun to separate needed cells from other materials. After preparation, the concentrated plasma is ready for injection.

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

Cell regeneration doesn’t occur overnight. However, many cells begin their work, repairing injured tissue and damaged bone, soon after injection. In the weeks after treatment, you can begin to see a noticeable difference in your pain levels and functionality. Optimal results can take up to 3 months, depending on your condition and overall health.

Because you’re using your own blood, treatment has limited side effects. You may initially have some bruising or swelling in the site of injection, which resolves on its own soon after treatment.

In many cases, you can return to your usual activities after stem cell treatments. Dr. Gordon may suggest avoiding strenuous activities and getting extra rest after therapy to speed up the healing process.

To find out if stem cell therapy is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Gordon online or by calling Chicago Chiropractic Center today.