Is stem cell therapy a "miracle cure"?
No. While stem cell therapy shows promise in the rapidly growing body of scientific data, it has not been scientifically proven to be effective. Based on full-time stem cell therapy experience since 2010 and regenerative medicine experience since 2002, we are very careful to only treat patients that we think we have a chance of helping. Namely; patients who are in overall good health who suffer from chronic pain caused by damaged or degenerated musculoskeletal tissues (such as joints, spine, or ligaments), that is not “too far gone”. We do not treat any systemic disease at all. While we have helped many people, there are people we have treated that we have not helped at all. Our experience is that overall, we help more people than we don’t help, but there is nothing about stem cell therapy that is either a “miracle” or a “cure”.
What are the risks of the procedures?
There are very few risks involved. You are certain to be sore for a few days after the procedure, but that is a side effect, not a risk. Infection is a serious risk, but is extremely rare. Regenerative injection therapy and adult stem cell therapy are conservative approaches to treating pain unlike surgery that might help, but it might make it worse. You can always have surgery, but you can’t “un-have” it. The biggest risk of these therapies is that it won’t help your condition, however, performed properly, they will not make your condition worse.
Does insurance cover these procedures?
Short answer: no. Long answer: stem cell therapy and PRP are considered elective procedures. While some insurance companies will pay for platelet rich plasma or bone marrow aspirate concentrate when used by a surgeon in conjunction with certain orthopedic surgeries, they generally do not pay when used as an injection. For this reason, Docere Clinics has a ‘payment at the time of service’ policy. Some clinics that offer regenerative injection and cellular therapies list on their websites the insurance plans they accept, but usually these clinics will only submit for the consultation and anesthetic/steroid injections.
How do Docere Clinics' prices compare to other US clinics doing stem cell therapy?
Do the Stem Cells come from my bone marrow, from my fat, or from both?
Do you have an Anesthesiologist so I can sleep through the whole thing?
How many treatments will I want to do and how often will I receive them?
How soon might I notice improvement?
How will I feel immediately after the procedure?
Are the results permanent?
Is this even legal? Are you at risk of being shut down?
Where did Dr. Adelson learn to inject?
Where did Dr. Adelson Learn to harvest and prepare Stem Cells?
Why Choose Docere Clinics?
There is only one reason why you should choose Docere Clinics. It is this: if after researching your options, you decide you want to be treated by us. We are not for everyone, and we will never ‘sell’ you on coming to us. In the meantime, consider this: Dr Adelson opened Docere Clinics in 2002, and since day one his practice has been 100% regenerative injection therapy procedures for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions. In 2006 he began injecting PRP with ultrasound guidance. He began performing bone marrow and fat stem cell procedures in February, 2010, making him one of the very early doctors providing this therapy. Since that time, his practice has been 100% adult stem cell procedures for chronic pain conditions. It’s all he does; he doesn’t do anything else. He has performed over six thousand adult stem cell procedures with X-ray or ultrasound guidance that have produced zero serious adverse outcomes and many satisfied patients. This places him among the most experienced in the world with adult stem cell procedures for the treatment of pain.
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