New Hope For Chronic Pain
You’ve probably heard of stem cells, but do you know how they’re being used as surgical alternatives for all-natural pain relief? Our office offers innovative therapies to treat a range of musculoskeletal conditions and disorders that used to cause our patients to miss out on the things they loved.
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells with the unique potential to differentiate into any type of cell. They repair and replace cells and tissue lost due to injury or disease. As you age, the ability of your cells to regenerate is significantly reduced. Stem cell therapy addresses this by increasing the availability of your own cells at areas of tissue damage to enhance healing and regeneration.
This form of therapy may be used to treat degenerative conditions of the shoulders, knees, hips, and spine or for the treatment of diseases involving your soft tissue such as muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Types of Stem Cell Therapies
Stem cells may be obtained from various sources such as your bone marrow, fat, or from external sources such as birth tissue available from tissue banks. The method of collection or source of the cells does determine how you should refer to the therapy.
“Stem cell therapy” involves cell samples that typically come from your own body. Two common areas to collect a patient’s sample are fat tissue and bone marrow. These areas are rich in stem cells, which is why they are a “go-to” site. However, they can be complications with both procedures.
Adipose tissue is often your body’s storage site for toxins. Meanwhile, bone marrow extraction surgeries are highly invasive and painful. Since both involved operations, you’re also open to infection and anesthesia complications.
Furthermore, while these stem cells have proven effective, they are older. Your cells are the same age as you and may be less potent or abundant.
Our doctor practices “regenerative cell therapy” or what we refer to as our treatment containing mesenchymal stem cells, which is different.
Treatment Containing Growth Factors and Mesenchymal Stem Cells
We do not use our patients’ stem cells for their care. Our patients are already in pain, so infections and surgeries would simply make their condition more difficult to bear. That’s why we use donated samples from some of the richest and youngest sources of these cell types.
Our doctor prefers using Wharton’s-jelly derived regenerative treatments that can contain mesenchymal stem cells. Wharton’s jelly is the substance inside umbilical cords. We obtain cells from this substance through tissue banks, which harvest and process tissue donated by healthy, carefully screened, consenting mothers during scheduled cesarean sections.
We prefer the use of Wharton’s-jelly derived regenerative cells because they are young, potent cells that have not aged and are ready to work for you.
Treatments Containing Mesenchymal Stem Cells For Pain
Injections of growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells provide pain relief by repairing and regenerating the following:
- And nearly every cell in your body
Stem cells replicate, specialize, and replace damaged or dead cells in your body all of the time. So, when we inject a high concentration of young, active stem cells at your site of injury or disease, your body can employ an army of rejuvenating cells to heal itself quickly.
Before you seek any type of treatment, it’s best to do your research. Get a diagnosis for your pain and learn more about your condition and available treatment options. To learn more about our regenerative treatments and how we can help you relieve pain, come in for a complimentary consultation.