Adult Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells, specifically mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), have been called “patient-specific drug stores for injured tissues” because of their broad range of healing abilities. MSCs are directly responsible for healing damaged tissues after injury. Upon encountering damaged tissue, they release proteins that decrease inflammation, kill invading microbes, and trigger the growth of new connective tissues and blood vessels. In the case of severe damage and cell death, MSCs have the ability to turn into healthy versions of damaged or destroyed cells that they encounter. DISCOVER MORE
Body Stem Cell Make-Over
Docere Clinics offers the two most comprehensive stem cell treatments ever conceived: The Full-Spine Stem Cell Make-Over, and the Full-Body Stem-Cell Make-Over. DISCOVER MORE
Most people associate ultrasound cameras with looking at the baby to determine the gender. However an ultrasound camera is also an excellent tool for both diagnosing musculoskeletal disorders and precise needle placement for injection. Ultrasound guidance is a basic requirement for stem cell therapy. DISCOVER MORE
Fluoroscopy is digital X-ray that is ‘real-time’. A C-arm is an X-ray machine that can change orientation so several views can be obtained. This allows for precise needle placement for stem cell therapy injections. A C-arm can produce still images, but it also can produce live video. This is excellent for both evaluation of a patient’s movements, but is also allows for viewing “dye spread patterns” to insure we are precisely injecting the target tissues. Without argument, fluoroscopy is the gold standard for orthopedic injections and is of great value with stem cell therapy. DISCOVER MORE
Problems We Solve
“I’ve been told that I’m not a candidate for surgery.”
We hear this frequently. Perhaps you are too young for a surgery? Too old? Perhaps your health is not good enough to undergo a major surgery? Perhaps your condition does not fit into the parameters of a ‘good candidate’. Stem cell therapy is not always successful, but it has an excellent safety record. There are few side effects and fewer risks. At Docere Clinics, we never perform a stem cell procedure if we do not think there is any chance it will help. If we think the chance it will help is slim, we will tell you, so you can make the decision that is right for you.
“I’ve been told that that I am a candidate for surgery,
but that surgery can make my pain worse.”
This is especially true for spinal surgeries, such as fusion. Surgery can help, but it can also make it permanently much worse. A more conservative approach is to try stem cell therapy first. If it doesn’t help, you can always have the surgery later. Once you have the surgery, however, you can’t “un-have it”. If we feel that surgery indeed is your best first option, we will let you know.
“I’ve been told that I am a candidate for surgery and that
the surgery has an excellent satisfaction rate and is low-risk”
This may be true, and if surgery feels right to you, you should do it. However, if you wish to keep the surgical option as truly the “last resort”, then it is frequently reasonable to try stem cell therapy first.
“My condition is mild to moderate; it is too early to consider surgery,
but I don’t want to ever get to that point.”
More and more, we hear these words. Since 2002, we have helped many people delay or avoid surgery. It is always easier to treat someone before the structural damage becomes severe.