Stem Cell Therapy Specialist

Alate Health -  - Interventional Radiology Clinic

Alate Health

Interventional Radiology Clinic located in Houston, TX

If you’re looking for pain relief, especially in your joints, stem cell therapy may help. At Alate Health, Andrew Doe, MD, brings cutting-edge pain management solutions, like stem cell therapy, to men and women in the Houston area. To see if minimally invasive treatments like stem cell therapy are right for you, call Alate Health or schedule an appointment online today.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a regenerative technique that leverages the naturally occurring healing properties in your body to trigger new cell growth and repair damage.

You have different types of adult stem cells all over your body in a wide range of tissue, like blood, fat, and bone marrow. There are also embryonic stem cells in embryos and placenta tissue. Stem cells are special because they can self-renew and become any type of tissue. That means that a stem cell can become bone, cartilage, organ, or muscle tissue.

When used in regenerative medicine, your Alate Health provider injects healthy stem cells into areas of your body with tissue degeneration or damage causing pain. The stem cells then trigger the natural healing process, which repairs damage and reduces pain.

What conditions does stem cell therapy treat?

Dr. Doe and the Alate Health team recommend stem cell therapy to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Joint degeneration and osteoarthritis
  • Chronic pain, especially in your knee, shoulder, back, or neck
  • Injuries to your hip, knee, or shoulder

In some instances, you can also use stem cell therapy to help avoid surgery.

What can I expect from stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy treatments are relatively quick and simple, taking place during an office visit in a state-of-the-art procedure suite at Alate Health.

For the first few days after your stem cell therapy injections, it’s common to experience redness and inflammation at the treatment site. This reaction is normal because the stem cells trigger your immune system to respond and start the healing process. Otherwise, treatments are well-tolerated, have few risks, and you can resume regular activity within a day or two.

As new cells generate in the area over the weeks to come, you can expect to see several improvements, including:

  • Reduced pain and inflammation
  • Less friction between your joints
  • Increased mobility and range of motion
  • Stronger and more stable joints

Having some cell therapy is far less invasive than surgical procedures, but it often delivers similar results without the need for pain medication, downtime, or any of the risks seen with surgery. It’s also common for many men and women opting for some cell therapy to have completely restored mobility and strength in their treatment site.

To learn more about stem cell therapy, call Alate Health or schedule an appointment online today.