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Get Life Moving Again with Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy. Are you suffering from joint pain that is limiting your ability to stay active and enjoy life? Your search for relief may be over!
Advancements in the field of Regenerative Medicine have brought life-changing results through Stem Cell Therapy. This non-surgical procedure harnesses the body’s natural resources to repair damaged tissue and generate young, healthy tissue!
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Advantages of Stem Cell Therapy
- No Surgery
- No Downtime
- Natural Restoration
- Lasting Results
Common Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
Patients who have chosen Stem Cell Therapy commonly report these benefits:
- Reduced or Eliminated Pain
- Reduced or Eliminated Inflammation
- Improved Joint Mobility
- Improved Joint Stability
- Long-Lasting Results
Stem Cells 101 – The Basics You Should Know
Here are some basics on Stem Cell Therapy to help you decide if scheduling an Initial Consultation makes sense for you.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are the building blocks of tissue in our bodies. They are essentially “blank slates” with the power to multiply and both repair and rebuild other specific tissue types.
Stem cells have three important characteristics:
1. They are unspecialized (undifferentiated)
They are not any specific cell type.
2. They can renew themselves
Through cell division stem cells can continue to replicate for long periods of time.
3. They stimulate repair and regeneration of damaged cells
Stem cells injected into target area in the body will act as powerful “signalers” to damaged cell tissues to repair and to also generate brand new cell tissue.
How Stem Cells Work
When stem cells are injected into a target joint area with damaged cell tissue, the stem cells respond to signals from the damaged tissue. Stem cells then go to work to activate the healing process. Each time a stem cell divides, it forms two new daughter cells – one an exact copy of the original stem cell and the other daughter cell with the capability to specialize into a specific cell tissue type (such as cartilage, tendon or ligament). The prolific cell division of stem cells works to stimulate repair in existing damaged cells and to continue to grow new cells of the specific tissue type.
Stem Cell Sources
In the past, the most common source of stem cells was to harvest directly from the patient’s bone marrow or adipose (fat) tissue. The Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) found in these tissues can differentiate into the cell types for joint tissue repair and regeneration. Unfortunately as we age, our bodies produce fewer and fewer of these cells.
And, while an outpatient procedure, this harvesting technique is typically uncomfortable for the patient.
Advancements in Regenerative Medicine have given rise to umbilical cord-derived stem cells. These MSC stem cells are harvested from donors of the discarded umbilical cord following birth. Many physicians are adopting this newer method, which can provide the highest concentration of young stem cells and avoids the uncomfortable procedure of harvesting from the patient.
Importance of the Physician
Finding a qualified physician experienced in regenerative medicine is of great importance. First, the physician should openly discuss the type and source of the stem cells you will be receiving in your treatment. You should feel unrushed and comfortable to ask any questions. For example, it is important to confirm the provider is not using amniotic fluid. The required sterilization process for amniotic fluid renders it void of any live stem cells. While this has been advertised in some cases and priced as stem cell therapy, no live stem cells exist in sterilized amniotic fluid.
It is also important the physician is an experienced injector. The skill of the injector is important both for safety and accurate placement of the stem cells in the target site.
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