Common Stem Cell Questions Answered
There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings surrounding stem cell therapy. Regenerative healthcare is completely safe and pain-free! Read the frequently asked questions below to learn more about the realities of stem cell therapy. Visit our Success Stories page to learn more about how this treatment changes lives. Do you still have a question that needs to be answered? Don’t be afraid to contact us!
Are stem cells safe?
Most dangers tied to stem cells are centered around types like bone marrow stem cells or adipose stem cells. As our clinic uses umbilical stem cells, dangerous side effects are thankfully not a concern.
Are stem cells FDA approved?
Stem cells are currently regulated by the FDA and stored within stem cell banks. These banks maintain optimal conditions to ensure stem cells are high-quality and safe for use in stem cell therapy.
Do Stem Cells need to match my DNA?
No! Because stem cells are unspecialized cells that have yet to develop, they do not need to match your DNA. They will specialize
Will Stem Cells work for me?
Stem cells work for people with a variety of painful conditions or injuries. It’s best to do stem cell therapy while you still have healthy tissue in the affected area. Those whose conditions are too degenerative might not be candidates for stem cell therapy. The best way to know for sure if stem cell therapy is a good fit for you is to visit our office for a consultation! We will review your medical history to determine if this is the right treatment for you.
How do Stem Cells work?
Stem cells work by regenerating healthy tissue and specialized cells in affected areas. These types of cells are attracted to inflammation, so they’ll find the areas of your body that need repairing. Stem cells heal your body by multiplying until the area recovers naturally. Stem cells are the natural building blocks of the body! See how they can help you!
What types of stem cell are there and which do you use?
You’ve probably heard of different types of stem cells. At Lone Star Progressive Medicine, we use umbilical cord stem cells. These are shown to be the most powerful at regenerating the human body naturally. Other types include bone marrow stem cells and amniotic tissue therapy, but the results of these treatments are less conclusive.
How much does Stem Cell therapy cost?
At this time, most insurance plans do not cover the cost of stem cell treatment. However, many Health Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts will cover stem cell therapy. That being said, the full cost of treatment is generally lower than most insurance copays or the cost of more expensive treatments. Remember, stem cell therapy is a permanent solution that won’t require years of medication or continued surgery.