Stem Cell Therapy

Southeastern Institute of Restorative Medicine

Aesthetic Clinic & Medical Spa located in Dothan, AL

When it comes to health and wellness, Gregory Thompson, DO, at Southeastern Institute for Restorative Medicine, focuses on treating the underlying cause of your health concern to resolve the condition altogether. Dr. Thompson uses stem cell therapy to support your body’s natural healing powers to repair diseased and damaged tissue and reduce pain and restore function. To learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy, call the Dothan, Alabama, office or request an appointment online.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What are stem cells?

Stem cells serve as your body’s natural repair system. These cells have the ability to transform themselves into specialized cells, such as skin, bone, or blood vessels, to repair diseased or damaged tissue. 

Unfortunately, whether from lack of supply or poor blood flow to the area, your stem cells may not be able to repair all the damage in your body, which may lead to chronic pain that can significantly affect your quality of life. 

Researchers have only just begun to uncover the potential uses of stem cells in medicine and how it may be used to treat chronic diseases. 

Dr. Thompson at Southeastern Institute for Restorative Medicine has been at the forefront of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy and sees it as a valuable tool aimed at helping heal the underlying cause of a disease.

3What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that uses stem cells as a treatment to repair diseased and damaged tissue. 

At Southeastern Institute for Restorative Medicine, Dr. Thompson uses umbilical cord/amnion stem cell therapy for treatment. 

The umbilical cord and amniotic sac stem cells are collected from the amniotic sac during a scheduled cesarean section from a healthy birth with donor approval from the mother. 

The umbilical cord/amnion stem cells are immature undifferentiated cells that have the ability to transform themselves into almost any type of cell your body may need, including bone, muscle, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments. 

Dr. Thompson uses stem cell therapy to heal injuries and manage pain. He also offers stem cell therapy for hair restoration.

What can I expect during stem cell therapy?

Dr. Thompson is a skilled practitioner, and you shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort during your stem cell therapy injection. To ease your nerves, he may offer nitrous oxide and oxygen during your procedure.

You may experience some inflammation following stem cell therapy, and Dr. Thompson may recommend some activity modification following your injection. In most cases, only one stem cell therapy injection is needed to get the desired results.

While results vary, you may start to notice an improvement in your pain and function within a few weeks of your injection. 

To learn more about stem cell therapy and how it can help you, call Southeastern Institute for Restorative Medicine or book an appointment online today.