LIMA — A chiropractic center that specializes in treating chronic pain is now offering regenerative stem cell therapy, a new healing procedure that is the first of its kind in the area.
Modern Health & Wellness, located at 2425 Allentown Road, has partnered with Ohio Stem Cell and the Stem Cell Institute of America to bring this procedure to the region. According to Ohio Stem Cells doctors, patients can experience a significant decrease in pain and an improvement in range of motion within weeks of one treatment.
“The research behind this technology is showing amazing results,” said Modern Health & Wellness owner Dr. Patrick Gorman. “In time, it’s our hope that this truly amazing therapy will eliminate the need for drugs and surgery.”
Ohio Stem Cell doctors will be on site to administer the regenerative stem cell therapy, which has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Gorman said painless stem cell injections will help with arthritic and/or degenerative conditions, especially those found in the knees, hips, shoulders, neck and lower back.
These treatments can repair tissue in the body that has been damaged from age, disease or degeneration. It is accomplished by pinpointing the impaired areas, removing the swelling with anti-inflammatory properties and healing them by regenerating new cells and tissue.
This type of therapy is particularly effective in treating conditions such as degenerative arthritis, degenerative cartilage and ligaments, bone spurs, degenerative joint disease, bursitis and tendinitis.
“Stem cell injections and therapy can help people that have bone-on-bone arthritis in their knee, and it can actually regenerate the tissue like the cartilage and the meniscus to help heal that area and allow people to go back to activities and function like they did before,” Gorman said.
For those who may be concerned that stem cell therapy is against their religious beliefs, Gorman said it is illegal in the United States to obtain stem cells via an abortion.
“The clinics that are harvesting these stem cells actually have to demonstrate and prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that these have been harvested via a successful C-section,” he said. “No babies are being aborted to obtain these cells.”
Gorman added that anyone who is thinking of undergoing regenerative stem cell therapy should set up a consultation at the wellness center, or attend monthly lectures on this topic. The lectures are provided two to three times a month at the Area Agency on Aging 3, which is located in the same building as the wellness center.
“We have a lot of people attend those lectures, and it’s mainly there to help educate people and explain to them what stem cell has done in the past, and what it can do for you,” he said.
The next lecture is scheduled for 10 a.m. Sept. 9 at AAA3. Another lecture will be held at 10 a.m. Sept. 23.
Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @Bush_Lima.