Stem Cell Injections Specialist

Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation

Pain Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Naperville, Aurora, Wheaton, Geneva, Downers Grove, Warrenville, IL

Stem cell injections are a form of regenerative medicine therapy that harnesses your body’s healing potential. At Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation, Dr. Bill Buchar uses it to repair joints and treat pain without surgery or drugs. If you live in the area of Warrenville, Illinois, contact the office or book an online appointment to learn more about this cutting-edge, healing treatment.

Stem Cell Injections Q & A

What are stem cells and stem cell injections?

Stem cells occur naturally in the body. Unlike specialized cells, stem cells have the ability to morph into many types of cells. They can, therefore, repair damage to tissues in your organs and joints. As you age, your stem cell production diminishes, leaving deteriorating joints without the natural means to heal quickly and effectively.

With stem cell injections, concentrated amounts of these bioactive cells are injected into your joints to stimulate healing through the production of healthy, resilient tissue.

What conditions benefit from stem cell injections?

If you have an injured or painful joint, Dr. Buchar may suggest you consider stem cell injections as an alternative to invasive surgery or drug therapy that only masks your pain. Conditions that often benefit include:

  • Knee, shoulder, hip, neck, and back pain
  • Runner’s knee
  • Tendonitis, such as golfer’s or tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Arthritis

Do stem cell injections hurt?

Stem cell injections cause only mild discomfort and feel much like a blood draw. You’ll experience very little, if any, post-treatment pain and swelling. You also have none of the risks of surgical treatments for joint pain, including pulmonary edema, blood clots, infections, and anesthesia side effects.

What should I expect when getting a stem cell injection?

Dr. Buchar injects a customized stem cell solution into your painful joint. It’s an outpatient procedure, meaning you’ll go home the same day. As your body starts actively repairing your joint, you can go about your daily activities. There’s no need for extensive physical therapy or postoperative care.


When should I expect results from stem cell injections?

Your body starts actively repairing your joint within just a few days. Two to three months following stem cell injections, your joint pain should be greatly diminished and may even be fully healed. Most people respond well with just one treatment, but if you have severe joint damage, Dr. Buchar may recommend multiple stem cell injections over time for you to get the best results.

To find out more about the revolutionary regenerative medicine treatment with stem cell injections, call Progressive Wellness and Rehabilitation for an appointment or book online.