Stem Cell Therapy Becomes More Widely Available

The average athlete may soon have access to the benefits of stem cell research.
2:45 | 06/23/13

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Hammer is here and we who may have been hibernating are now getting off the -- -- into the sun for some. Outdoor exercise this is a good thing of course but for those -- a certain age there is a risk of injury and this morning. Word of an experimental but promising six ABC's Sonya Rivera is here with the details -- time. I am afraid professional athletes have been using stem cell therapies to treat sports injuries for year -- Now the procedures are becoming more widely available also the average Joseph athlete can reap the benefits as well. Eileen yes stomach that time a year -- working out and looking fit -- at the top of everyone's agenda. Pushing Weekend Warriors kept playing hard and sometimes fall even harder we can -- -- injuries are basically. People overdo it or not athletic it's not as a new procedure could relieve those sports injuries in under half an hour. It's called a B -- or bone marrow Casper raised concentrate. Essentially using your own stem cells to ease the pain stem cells or -- cellular therapy as we call it. It's a strong anti inflammatory. Eli will -- lifted weights for more than twelve years but at 35 the pain got to be too much and he started searching for solutions. I think that. You always try to find it easiest way out. -- and acupuncture massage. Icing it heat but nothing worked until he met her doctor -- Here's how a B Mac works fluid is taken from the bone marrow of a patient's -- And fifteen minutes later stem cells are separated from the fluid and injected back into the joint where the pain exists this -- itself is really in noninvasive procedure that can be done in a quick setting and with almost immediate results Eli says he felt the difference. Right away and now two months later he's back working out and lifting weights as -- he never had the pain at all. I was -- for about two days and I decided to go back and engines kinda feel it out. And within two days I was stronger than I've been in a dozen years. Now this procedure is still the subject of ongoing clinical trials and results are needed from a larger study before it's universally accepted. Still initial results of early studies have shown promise again. Until I get that shot my arm looked like that go more yeah. See you in -- Michael JP 800 Cigna we. We radio many business -- I don't. Yeah. I -- that better than I wanna see you Israel yeah. I'm. As you can -- candidate talents yeah yeah. Yeah.

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