Stem Cell Therapy Specialist


Integrative Functional Medicine Physician & Medical Marijuana Specialist located in Naperville, IL & Chicago, IL

Stem cell therapy helps you heal by extracting some of your body’s most powerful repairing cells and then reinjecting them in concentrated amounts. The expert medical team at 1Body1Life in Chicago and Naperville, Illinois, is proud to offer patients this revolutionary alternative treatment. Whether you’re suffering from arthritis, are recovering from an injury, or have chronic joint pain, stem cell therapy may work for you.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

You have powerful growth factors circulating in your body that jump into action when something gets injured. Stem cell therapy involves separating those growth factors from cells in your blood or fat and injecting them directly into an injured area or administering them through an IV. When your doctor injects this concentration of growth factors, they immediately go to work and start building cells and tissues to help the area heal as quickly as possible.

Which conditions can a doctor treat with stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy can help treat an array of conditions and injuries. Treatments may be beneficial for:

  • Tendon or ligament injuries
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Chronic knee pain
  • Cartilage tears

Stem cell therapy can be helpful for improving all kinds of pain, even if you don’t have a diagnosis yet. During your appointment, your doctor lets you know if stem cell therapy can work for you.

How does a doctor perform stem cell therapy?

Your dedicated practitioner completes your stem cell therapy treatment, often all in one visit. Doctors at 1Body1Life provide two types of stem cell therapies: platelet-rich plasma and autologous adipose-derived stem cell therapy. The process you undergo depends on which type of stem cell therapy your doctor recommends.

Platelet-rich plasma treatment

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, involves a quick blood draw. Your practitioner takes your blood back to the lab and deposits it into a centrifuge. This device spins your blood at a rapid rate, forcing all cells to separate.

The process pulls out the essential growth factors, which get deposited into a tube that’s ready for immediate injection. Your doctor draws your growth factor-rich fluid into a syringe and injects it directly into the area you need treated.

Autologous adipose-derived stem cell therapy

During an autologous adipose-derived treatment, which comes from your fat, your physician harvests cells from a fatty deposit through liposuction. They process those fat cells to extract the stromal vascular fraction, which contains your stem cells.

You also have to go through the PRP process, so once your doctor has your stem cells separated from your fat, they can combine them into your own PRP. Your provider infuses your personal stem cell solution through an IV or injection.

Schedule your stem cell therapy treatment by calling the office or booking an appointment online.