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Stem Cells

Ajit Pai, M.D. -  - Interventional Spine & Pain Specialist

Pain Management Group, LLC

Ajit Pai, M.D.

Interventional Spine & Pain Specialist located in Mishawaka, IN

Stem cells are powerful healing cells that have been proven to help you recover from the most severe types of injuries or degenerative pain-causing conditions. As a board-certified pain specialist, Ajit Pai, MD, FIPP, of Pain Management Group, LLC provides stem cell therapy injections right in the office. Book your stem cell therapy evaluation at this Mishawaka, Indiana, medical clinic by requesting a visit online, or by calling the office.

Stem Cells Q & A

What are stem cells?

Even though you have over 200 types of cells in your body, stem cells are among the most distinctive. What makes stem cells particularly special and so in-demand for healing treatments is that they can make copies of themselves (self-renew). Stem cells can also differentiate, or turn into whatever cell they need to become.

When they’re injected into an injured or damaged area, stem cells can multiply and start turning into nearby cells. So, if you have stem cells injected for a torn ligament, for instance, the stem cells can turn into cells needed to help heal the affected ligament.

Dr. Pai offers two types of stem cell therapies, based on your needs: Embryonic stem cells and bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) — both from donors. Embryonic stem cells are pluripotent and can generate into all of the different types of cells in your body. BMAC stem cells are multipotent and can differentiate into just a few types of cells in specific tissues.

Why do I need stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is beneficial for minimizing pain and inflammation for a wide variety of conditions and injuries. At Pain Management Group, LLC, you can get stem cell therapy to improve issues with:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck or shoulder pain
  • Knee pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Joint damage, including arthritis

Dr. Pai may recommend stem cell therapy to help with other ailments, too. This cutting-edge treatment is known for providing lasting and highly effective pain relief.

What happens during a stem cell treatment?

Stem cell treatments are performed right in the office at Pain Management Group, LLC. Dr. Pai thoroughly preps your skin with an antiseptic. Depending on your stem cell treatment plan, he may apply a topical numbing cream, or inject a small amount of a localized numbing solution.

Treatment simply involves injecting the selected stem cell solution directly into your injured area, which could involve several injections. You might feel some initial stinging or burning, but you shouldn’t be in pain.

Since you might have some initial inflammation at the injection site, Dr. Pai usually recommends taking it easy for a few days after stem cell therapy. You can start returning to most of your regular activities within a few days and expect an improvement within 2-3 weeks.  

Learn more about stem cell therapy offered at Pain Management Group, LLC by booking an evaluation. Schedule online or over the phone.

* Individual results may vary.