One of the major advantages with the services Native Stem Cell Clinics provides is that your care is always guided by a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon from start to finish. This begins with your first consultation and is especially important in gaining the best results for your arthritis and other orthopedic injuries. Treatment of these difficult to manage musculoskeletal problems sometimes requires complex orthopedic decision making and a keen understanding of the best combination and timing of orthopedic treatments with biologic treatments such as stem cells, PRP or others. Dr. Crawford, a Beaumont doctor, spends time reviewing your medical history, imaging such as x-rays, MRIs and CT scans, and performs a physical exam.
Then, just as importantly, you and Dr. Crawford will discuss your lifestyle, activity levels and treatment goals to determine the best path forward. For many patients with arthritis, a stem cell injection is a simple and effective treatment. Other patients have more complex cases, underlying injuries that can’t be fixed with stem cells, or injuries and goals that require an approach that incorporates traditional orthopedic treatment with these newer biologic approaches. Remember–If a doctor tells you a stem cell injection can heal all of your aches and pains without knowing your history and underlying musculoskeletal issues, it is probably too good to be true. Dr. Crawford will be the first to tell you if he doesn’t believe stem cells will help your condition and will make sure to help you find a better treatment option.