FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
As Wilmington’s premier regenerative medicine center, CPM often receives questions about our ground-breaking treatments from the local patient community. We’ve designed this video library to get you in the room with Dr. Knab and Dr. Arora, having them answer some of regenerative medicine’s most common inquires.
HOW IS CPM DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PROVIDERS?
Dr. Arora explains how the Center for Pain Management differentiates itself. This includes CPM’s push to constantly educate patients on the latest regenerative medicine options.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STEM CELL & PRP THERAPIES?
Dr. Knab offers an overview of the difference between the two treatment types. Describing each procedures purpose, he explains what patients should know before opting for one over the other.
WHAT CONDITIONS CAN STEM CELL & PRP THERAPIES HELP?
Dr. Arora outlines specific conditions related to knees, shoulders, rotator cuffs, etc. in which stem cell and PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapies can help improve quality of life.
WHAT ARE THE SUCCESS RATES OF THESE THERAPIES? HOW IS IMPROVEMENT MEASURE?
Dr. Knab addresses a common misconception about regenerative medicine procedures, then outlines how CPM measures improvement. He even discusses overall success rates in terms of function and pain.
DO STEM CELLS COME FROM EMBRYO OR FETUS?
Dr. Arora discusses why the Center for Pain Management never uses stem cells from embryo or fetus. CPM only uses stem cells and platelet rich plasma directly from the patient’s own body.
HOW LONG DOES RELIEF LAST WITH PRP & STEM CELL THERAPIES?
Dr. Knab breaks down what to expect in terms of relief between Stem Cell & PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapies. He offers an expected time range for both and describes the goal of each procedure.
DOES CPM USE STEM CELLS FROM CHORD BLOOD?
Dr. Arora discusses the use of amniotic membrane in certain procedures. He references study findings for this type of preparation and even names a few conditions ideal for using stem cells from chord blood.
DO PATIENTS EVER FAIL TO GET RELIEF FROM REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Dr. Knab offers an honest take on the success rates of regenerative medicine procedures. He explains the results-proven approach CPM takes to boost the chance of great patient outcomes.
ARE PRP & STEM CELL THERAPIES APPROVED BY THE FDA?
Dr. Arora explains that since CPM only uses stem cells and platelet rich plasma harvested directly from the patient’s own body, it does not require FDA approval.
ARE REGENERATIVE MEDICINE TREATMENTS COVERED BY INSURANCE?
Dr. Knab explains that while regenerative medicine treatments are not covered by insurance, CPM does offer multiple payment plans so everyone can get the treatment they deserve.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STEM CELLS FROM BONE MARROW & FAT?
Dr. Arora explores the difference between stem cells from fat tissue and bone marrow, the main discrepancy being one form is illegal in the U.S. while the other has been used effectively and safely.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF STEM CELL & PRP THERAPIES?
Dr. Knab explains why there are little-to-no side effects related to either therapy. He provides some insight on what to expect post procedure and sheds light on CPM’s follow-up approach.