Have you heard about stem cell therapy? Do you think it might be a good alternative to prescription drug therapies or surgery? You might be right.
Stem cells are known for their ability to jump-start the body’s response to damaged tissues, cartilage, and more. We want our patients to be active participants in their healthcare journey, so for a limited time, we’re offering FREE consultations so that you can make an informed decision about whether stem cell therapy is right for you.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a broad term used to describe a form of regenerative treatment used to restore, repair and regrow tissue throughout the body. But, did you know that there are different types of stem cell therapy, and that their effects may vary greatly from one another?
One common form of stem cell therapy is a procedure in which a qualified medical team harvests tissue from your body, processes it to extract stem cells, and re-injects those cells into your body. At times, the tissue may be donated by a family member. Harvested tissue is commonly sourced from bone marrow or adipose tissue (fat cells) throughout the body.
All stem cell therapies are not created equal – and this method of extraction has its drawbacks.
- For one, the method of extracting stem cells from bone marrow involves drilling a hole into the hip or femur, and extracting the marrow. This is a very invasive and painful procedure.
- Secondly, the stem cells that result from this method of harvesting are the age of the patient, and unfortunately, aging stem cells might not be as effective as younger stem cells in their ability to heal damaged tissue throughout the body.
- Additionally, adipose tissue, or fat cells, store toxins. Stem cells that are harvested from an area known for containing toxins may be subject to suboptimal quality of the cells.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells
As we age, our stem cells become less proficient – this effect becomes even more profound as we approach the age of 30. Have you ever noticed that children heal much faster than adults? If so, you’ve witnessed the vitality and responsiveness of young stem cells at work.
That’s why we prefer regenerative cellular treatments. Simply put, nothing compares to the growth factors and stem cells that can be harvested from donated umbilical cord tissue.
When injected into the affected area, the body received a potent boost of regenerative power – with virtually no risk of rejection.
Derived from Wharton’s jelly, a potent substance that is safely and painlessly collected from the umbilical cords of newborns during scheduled cesarean deliveries, a high concentration of up to 80% mesenchymal stem cells is harvested. On the contrary, harvesting stem cells from umbilical cord blood only yields a 3 to 5% concentration at best, making stem cell treatment derived from Wharton’s jelly the most effective form of stem cell therapy to date.
Is stem cell therapy FDA approved?
Our medical clinic sources our stem cells from established tissue banks that operate under strict compliance with FDA and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) regulations.
Stem Cell Treatment
When mesenchymal stem cells are injected into your injured tissue, their regenerative power immediately gets to work, repairing the damage that is causing you pain or discomfort.
Conditions that respond exceptionally well to stem cell therapy include:
- Knee Injuries
- Damaged Cartilage
- Back pain
- Nerve Damage (including peripheral neuropathy)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Plantar Fasciitis and Foot Injuries
- Bone Problems
- Hip Pain
- Elbow, Shoulder, and Joint Pains
- Neck Pain
- Ligament Tears
- Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Forms of Cognitive Decline
Stem Cell Treatments for Pain
Stem cell treatment is a highly effective option for patients looking for long-lasting relief of both acute and chronic pain. Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive procedure and often serves as a safe and effective alternative to surgery or drug therapies for many patients. The procedure involves a simple injection, and does not require any downtime following treatment.
If you’re considering stem cell therapy and would like more information, contact us to arrange a FREE consultation. Our doctors will help you decide if stem cell therapy is right for you.