Are there limitations or specific instructions following the procedure?jennifer meredithThere are some limitations in physical activity in the 5 weeks following and working your way back up in activity level between weeks 6 and 8. If you are normally inactive some movement is encouraged. This would be walking and periods of standing and sitting. If you are an extremely active person it is advised to decrease activity for a few weeks following the procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer payment plans?jennifer meredithNo payment plan is available and payment will be due at the time services are rendered. We do accept CareCredit, and fees will apply.
Does insurance cover it?jennifer meredithUnfortunately at this time there is no insurance coverage for this service.
Does it hurt?jennifer meredithThe procedure is different for everyone. We don’t see our patients experiencing much discomfort with the injection.
How do I know if I’m a candidate?jennifer meredithIf you have areas of inflammation and pain, soft-tissue defects, tendon and ligament injuries, cartilage injuries, muscle injuries, fascial injuries, injured nerves, tendinosis, osteoarthritis or joint tendinitis you’re a candidate for stem cell therapy.
How long does it last?jennifer meredithIt is one injection for the rest of your life. In rare occasions a patient may need a “booster” injection later in life.
How quickly can I get in?jennifer meredithWe can get you scheduled right away for the evaluation and X-rays.
How quickly will I see relief?jennifer meredithThe timeline for relief varies. Some patients experience relief immediately following the injection while others may experience a decrease in discomfort over the next 2-4 weeks. Peak regeneration of the cartilage or injured tissue occurs between 6-12 months.
What if it doesn’t work?jennifer meredithWe review this on a case-by-case basis.
What is the long-term outlook?jennifer meredithThe long-term outlook is case-specific and is dependent on the joint we are treating, as well as how extensive the damage to the tissue is.