Whether you are an elite athlete, an avid sportsman, or you simply enjoy staying active and fit, the last thing you want is to be sidelined by an injury.
Not only can an injury cause you pain and limit your movement, but also the recovery period can be long and frustrating. Moreover, to try to fix the problem, many doctors and pain management specialists recommend surgery, inactivity, or longtime use of pain medications. Sadly, even with these approaches, conditions can become worse over time, and long-term use of certain medications can become problematic.
When typical treatment options include facing the scalpel, taking medication, or remaining inactive, it’s no wonder athletes love the speed and efficacy of stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy uses people's own stem cells to regenerate new healthy tissue to aid healing. These treatments have reduced the need for prescription medication and surgery and are proving to be a helpful tool for athletes trying to manage or eliminate pain.
Athletes have used stem cell therapies as a viable treatment option for treating or aiding recovery from many conditions and common sports injuries, including:
- Back, neck and sciatica pain
- Torn meniscus
- Sprains and strains
- Broken bones
- Achilles tendonitis
- Rotator cuff tears
By repairing damaged tissues, stem cells also help curb the pain and inflammation associated with these conditions.
“No pain, no gain!” is something we all have heard since high school gym class. But when does the pain become too much?
Medications may help with inflammation and pain, but unfortunately, they are only temporarily. That’s why many savvy athletes are looking to stem cells as a more effective, long-term solution over medication.
Using your own cells to promote tissue healing and regeneration is a much better route for reducing inflammation and lowering pain when compared to seemingly endless cycles of prescription medication, physical therapy, and long periods of reduced or lessened activity.
Body, Heal Itself!
The human body has an amazing ability to heal itself. Stem cells can multiply and turn into specialized cells to target whatever injury or condition needs healing within the body.
As promising research into regenerative medicine continues, stem cell therapy has become a game changer for accelerating healing and combating pain. Word of mouth of the many benefits of stem cell therapy is spreading as it continues to restore function and mobility to many athlete patients, whether professional, amateur or of the weekend warrior variety.
At Precision Pain Care and Rehabilitation, you can discuss the benefits of stem cell therapy with a board-certified physician who understands the importance of getting back in the game.
Precision Pain Care and Rehabilitation have two convenient locations in the Richmond Hill – Queens and New Hyde Park – Long Island. Call the Richmond Hill office at (718) 215-1888, or (516) 419-4480 for Long Island office, to arrange an appointment with our Interventional Pain Management Specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Chacko.