How do I know if I'm a candidate?
Our office will schedule a consultation to go over your specific case and any x-rays or MRI's you have. If you do not have current films, they will need to be ordered to do a complete evaluation.
Does my insurance cover stem cell injections?
Unfortunately, no insurance companies cover stem cell therapy at this time as it is not yet FDA approved.
Will I have to miss work or activities after the injection?
Most people experience no downtime at all due to the injections. You should be able to resume normal activities within a few days, but each case will vary so be sure to ask the doctor about your specific activities.
Are umbilical cord stem cells safe? How are they processes?
The umbilical cord is processed in accordance with the American Association of Tissue Banks rules and regulations. After the delivery of a healthy baby, the umbilical cord is taken to a sterile room by a technician and the contents of the cord are placed into a blood bag which is transported to the lab. A sample of the blood is then sent to an FDA registered lab for testing and is tested for all communicable diseases and the absence of HLA-DA markers. Once both tests come back clean, the cord blood stem cells are processed and ready for distribution.
Are there any side effects of the injections?
Other than minimal pain at the injection site, there is generally no discomfort or side effects.