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Stem Cell Therapy

William D Nelson, NMD -  - Physical Medicine

Explore Health

William D Nelson, NMD

Physical Medicine & Addiction Medicine located in North Scottsdale, AZ & Flagstaff, AZ

If you’re limited by pain from a degenerative disease or injury but aren’t ready for surgery, you may find relief with stem cell exosome therapy. At Explore Health, William D. Nelson, MD, specializes in regenerative medicine therapies using isolated exosomes produced from mesenchymal stem cells less than one day old, with the goal of developing innovative therapeutic agents for regenerative medicine.  Exosomes can speed up the healing process of joint injuries, nerve damage, and soft tissue tears, so you can live a high-quality life without pain. To find out how stem cell exosome therapy can help you avoid surgery, call the office in Flagstaff or North Scottsdale, Arizona, or book a consultation online today.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cells live in your fatty tissues and bone marrow. These unique cells have the ability to regenerate into any type of cell, including nerve, muscle, skin, and bone cells.

Stem cell therapy involves injections of a high concentration of stem cells from your own body into damaged joints and soft tissues. Stem cell injections improve the efficiency of your natural healing processes and help your body heal itself from the inside out.

Is stem cell therapy right for me?

Explore Health offers stem cell therapy, also known as bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), to address chronic inflammation and pain that interferes with your mobility and quality of life.

Dr. Nelson can determine if stem cell therapy is a treatment option for you during a physical exam, diagnostic imaging tests, and a review of your medical history. He may recommend stem cell therapy to address pain from:

  • Fractures
  • Neuropathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Degenerative disc disease

You may be a candidate for stem cell therapy if you have persistent inflammation or pain that you can relieve with medications or physical therapy.

Dr. Nelson may also recommend stem cell injections if you’re not ready for surgery but don’t want to rely on prescription pain relievers. He also offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy in-office to address pain and mobility issues from soft tissue tears and other musculoskeletal conditions. 

What happens during stem cell therapy?

During your stem cell therapy appointment, Dr. Nelson uses a needle to remove a sample of your bone marrow. The stem cells he extracts from the marrow are what he injects into your joints, spine, or muscles to treat your condition.

Dr. Nelson injects a precise amount of stem cells into painful muscles and joints. He follows a treatment plan he designs for your specific condition to maximize your results.

Soon after you receive your injections, your body responds by sending more blood into the area. Over time, stem cells regenerate into new, healthy cells to replace what’s been damaged by disease or injuries.

In the weeks after your stem cell injections, you should notice a reduction in your pain and an increase in your mobility. Over time, as your body heals, you can reduce your reliance on pain medications and lower your risk of needing surgery or other invasive treatments.

To learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy, call Explore Health or book an appointment online today.