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Stem Cell Q&A

How does stem cell therapy work and what do they do?

Stem cells are our body's natural internal repair system.   In short, stem cells seek out damage in the body and work to regenerate damaged tissue.

Where do the cells come from?

These human umbilical cord stem cells are collected from hospitals across the US.  The mother signs a consent form, donating the umbilical cord blood to the hospital after the live birth of a healthy baby.   Only cord blood cells from healthy mothers and babies are accepted.

Are there any negative side effects or contraindications?

In a very small percentage of patients, we occasionally see a minor reaction of flu-like symptoms.  This does not last more than 24-28 hours maximum.  This actually demonstrates the cells' anti-inflammatory and immune-privilege potential.

Who is a good candidate for stem cell therapy?

If you are looking for a more natural solution towards regenerating the body, we recommend scheduling a complementary consultation with our office so we can see if you are a good candidate for the therapy.

What is the average cost?

The cost of therapy can range widely depending on the individual and their specific goals and needs.  While stem cell therapy is currently not covered by health insurance, the average costs are actually much more affordable that people imagine.  

"I was not expecting great results.  I was not expecting quick results, but it wasn't long before I noticed a big difference... in my range of motion and lack of pain.  It was 10 days max, when I started to notice a difference.  It was amazing."

"It's a miracle.  It's a miracle.   It brought me out of the darkness... I was there."

Janis Schnellman

Photo of Dr. Jennifer Heller, Janis Schnellman, and Jenny Sharpe Cannon NP
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