Stem cell therapy anyone try ?

Stem cell therapy anyone try ?

Postby Darren » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:21 am

To heal joint injuries using stem cells instead of operations is it a better way to go ?

Anyone with any experience with being treated with stem cells or know of someone that has been treated what are your thoughts on stem cells ?
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Re: Stem cell therapy anyone try ?

Postby Marc » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:01 pm

No personal experience but I did some search in PubMed a couple of years ago when my knees started to squeak and ake. Some random info:

Cell-based therapy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28825779
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5347439/

Exercise therapy or placebo equal or better than surgery?
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4957588/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29420232

"..meniscal tear observed [with radiology/MRI] in 35% of persons older than 50 years of age; two thirds of these tears are asymptomatic."

Knee surgery probably results in osteoarthritis in a couple of years. Source?

Radiology/MRI is not the exact diagnostic tool you think it is.
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Re: Stem cell therapy anyone try ?

Postby David25 » Thu May 17, 2018 1:28 am

Nope, is it approved already?
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Re: Stem cell therapy anyone try ?

Postby GregM » Thu May 17, 2018 9:18 pm

David,
You answered your own question. Every time you think you need a Chiropractor help just go to Physical Therapist. Physical Therapists are real doctors.
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Re: Stem cell therapy anyone try ?

Postby jbotti » Sun May 20, 2018 8:11 am

Not that I have an opinion on any of this but Physical Therapists are not doctors at all of any kind. Many are great at what they do but they aren't doctors.
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Re: Stem cell therapy anyone try ?

Postby GregM » Mon May 21, 2018 10:14 am

John,

Thanks for correcting me on this. After some reading I see that Chiropractors at least have a Doctor of Chiropractor degree and Physical Therapists have Doctor of Physical Therapy degree both certified by their corresponding accreditation boards. Both degrees require at least 7 years of specialized education and it looks like the Physical Therapist require a college degree in medical oriented field. So yes, they both are not MDs.

I do have opinion on this because unfortunately I had experience dealing with both type of specialists (Chiropractor after a bad car accident and Physical Therapist after a bad lower back injury -- I still keep my handicap driver stickers as a memorabilia :) ).
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