Stem Cell Therapy Knee Pain Relief treatments are now available in Gilbert, AZ and the East Valley communities of Chandler, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, and Mesa, AZ by Primary Care Physician and Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD.
Stem Cell Therapy Knee Pain Relief
Stem Cell Therapy is an exciting new non-surgical treatment option supported by hundreds of clinical trials demonstrating the breakthrough regenerative, healing and pain relieving properties. The treatment starts by injecting Stem Cells mixed with growth factors found in platelet rich plasma (PRP) into the area of pain or injury. This creates an immune system response that initiates the site for repair, while the newly placed Stem Cells and growth factors trigger a healing cascade.
The Stem Cells and growth factors begin recruiting cells locally to differentiate into either cartilage, tendon, ligament or muscle tissue, depending on location and tissue damage. This particular feature allows the Stem Cells to repair the damaged tissue they are placed in, with the growth factors released from the platelet rich plasma (PRP) speeding up the healing and recovery time. After the Stem Cells have recruited, differentiated and regenerated the damaged area, pain relief and structural integrity are restored to the joint and surrounding tissue.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
- Pain Relief
- Safe and Effective
- Quick Recovery Time
- Non-Surgical / Non-Invasive
- Affordable and Cost Effective
- Regenerates Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, and Connective Tissue
- Uses your own Natural Growth Factors / Cells
Stem Cell Therapy Knee Pain Relief: A Case Study
Marty Nelson (fictional name) is 71 year old male presenting to my Chandler, AZ clinic with knee pain of 9 years duration. Marty has lived a very active lifestyle his entire life but knee pain has greatly reduced his current activities. He reports that the pain began very slowly and he could power through it initially. After a couple of years, the pain continued to increase and he went in to his primary care doctor. The doctor ordered imaging and and diagnosed Marty with osteoarthritis of both knees. Marty began taking Ibuprofen to reduce his knee pain and continued his activities. Eventually, this had no effect on his knee pain and he begin getting injections of Synvisc (hyaluronic acid). For the past 6 years Marty has been getting Synvisc injections in his knees, that have provided pain relief but have diminished over time.
I examined Marty’s history, completed orthopedic physical exams on his knees and ordered a new MRI. The imaging report indicated continued degeneration that was worse on his medial knees with a minor meniscus tear in his right knee.
My assessment was:
- Knee Osteoarthritis Bilaterally
- Pain 6/10
- Exercise Intolerance
- Impaired Daily Living Activities
- Decreased Range of Motion Bilaterally
After a complete assessment and review of Marty’s case history, I decided he was a good candidate for Stem Cell Therapy. Due to the severity of his osteoarthritis, I recommended 1 Stem Cell injection and 2 PRP follow-up treatments over a period of 9 weeks. We started with the Stem Cell Therapy treatment in both of his knees. Marty tolerated the treatment fairly well, but did have some tenderness on his medial knees. He reported pain relief right away, most likely due to increased fluid in the knee joint. We then proceeded to complete the recommended PRP follow-up appointments. At the 9 week mark, I checked up with Marty and found his pain had decreased to 0/10 resting and would only go up to 1/10 if he was very active all day long. Marty was thrilled with the improvements that were achieved and was excited to resume hiking and woodworking activities at home.
Stem Cell Therapy is a very safe and effective option for knee pain (osteoarthritis) and has proven to me more effective than conservative care and hyaluronic acid injections. Marty had been experiencing knee pain for 9 years and a replacement surgery was the next option after his Synvisc injections had stopped working. Stem Cell Therapy injections with PRP help the knee joint regenerate and treat the root cause of degenerative arthritic pain. Cartilage, tendons, and ligaments are regenerated and healed, which reduces pain and increases range of motion of the knee joint. Stem Cell Therapy should be considered as a new alternative to knee replacement surgery, opioid medications, hyaluronic acid and cortisone injections. From my clinical experiences, regenerative injections (Stem Cell, PRP) are very effective and will definitely play a huge role in the evolution of pain management and orthopedic sports medicine. For more information about Regenerative Injection Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma, Naturopathic pain management, Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD, or our Chandler, AZ location, please contact us at: 480-648-1534 or email us at: email@example.com.