STEM CELL TREATMENTS
Dr. Lévesque helps patients’ bodies regain the ability to self-heal by assisting in delivering important adult stem cells to the area(s) where they’re most needed. In some cases, this has meant the development of potential new therapies for patients facing irreversible illnesses.
Neurological Disorders Treated With Stem Cells
Potential body areas for treatment
Autologous Stem Cell treatments have also been used in Orthopedic practice, for areas of the body like:
The spine is a complex structure of bone and soft tissue that works to give you mobility and function. When injury occurs, stability and function are compromised, and pain is often present. Autologous Stem Cell treatments have been used in spine patients with discogenic back pain, facet arthritis, bulging discs and degenerative disc disease.
Speaking of complex, the knee joint is comprised of a variety of ligaments, large muscles and bone that help keep the body stable. Since the knee joint is involved in most every motion, it is highly susceptible to degradation. That also means that patients who have knee conditions and injuries are quite often in pain and experience limited mobility. Patients facing mild to moderate osteoarthritis, partial ligament tears: ACL & PCL, partial meniscal tears, and augmented ACL or PCL reconstruction have been treated using autologous stem cells.
The shoulder, like many joints in your body, is complex and used throughout your daily activities. When it is affected by injury or overuse, the resulting pain can be debilitating and begin to restrict movement. Patients with partial rotator cuff tears, labral tears, and mild to moderate osteoarthritis have been treated with autologous stem cells.
The Foot & Ankle
Injuries to feet and ankles are quite common, as they provide the support structure for the weight of your entire body. Every day activities like walking or even stretching can inflame these injuries, and scarring can occur, making it difficult for the body to heal the injury on its own. To help instigate the body’s natural healing process, some physicians have utilized autologous stem cells to treat mild to moderate osteoarthritis, tendon inflammation, partial achilles tendon tears, and muscle strain/sprains.
The hip joint allows us to walk, run, jump, bike, climb, and more. It’s a large joint, connected to strong, long, active muscles and a host of ligaments. Aside from wear and tear over time, injuries to the hip can cause pain and restricted movements, and in some cases, require surgery to repair. Some patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis, labral tears, articular cartilage injuries and congenital deformities of the hip have been able to delay or avoid hip replacement surgery with treatment from their own stem cells.