Are you considering stem cell therapy as a treatment option for a painful condition or to combat the effects of aging? Do you know what stem cell therapy really is? Most people don’t because the term stem cell therapy has been inaccurately used to refer to any procedure that contains stem cells.
There are many regenerative medicine treatments that contain stem cells, proteins and growth factors that are great options to treat damaged tissue, help relieve pain and combat aging. The difference between these treatments and stem cell therapy is the origin of the tissue that contains the stem cells.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is strictly based on using your own stem cells or the stem cells of a family member in the treatment. Stem cells harvested from your own body are collected by one of two ways.
One, drilling a hole in your hip or femur and extracting bone marrow, processing it for stem cells and injecting those cells into your body. Two, extracting adipose cells, which are fat cells, processing that tissue for stem cells and injecting them into your body. Bone marrow collection is rather painful and fat cells are an area of the body where toxins are stored. Those toxins may have an adverse effect on the quality of the stem cells. In both instance, the stem cells are the same age as the patient. Research shows that as we age our stem cells age with us and may be far less effective than younger cells.
Many people don’t realize how early in our lives our own stem cells start to diminish. The effects can start to be noticeable well before age 30. We have a more difficult time recovering from all kinds of injuries and illnesses as we age. Regenerative treatments containing stem cells combat this decrease in our ability to efficiently heal, by introducing vibrant young cells into our body so that they can invigorate our natural healing power.
An Alternative Option to Stem Cell Therapy
Regenerative treatments that contain proteins, cytokines, growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells are becoming the cutting edge of modern medicine. These treatments are derived from the Wharton’s Jelly found in the umbilical cords of newborns. Both mother and baby are monitored throughout the pregnancy and neither suffer any ill effects from the donation. In fact, umbilical tissue had previously been considered a waste product. The young mesenchymal stem cells are proving to be very effective in treating many injuries and conditions. They also have a strong inclination to combat the effects of aging.
Our regenerative cell treatments involve an injection of very young stem cells into the area of the body where tissue has been affected by injury or illness. The fresh new mesenchymal stem cells are “welcomed” by the body and have virtually zero chance of rejection. They deliver a powerful boost to the body’s natural healing ability, first by soothing inflammation, and then by regenerating the tissue needed to repair the damage.
These mesenchymal stem cell injections are highly concentrated, containing as high as 80% mesenchymal stem cells. (Conventional treatments made from cord blood can contain as little as 3–5% concentrations.) Our stem cell injections deliver extremely potent regenerative power.
Stem Cells for Pain
The wide range of painful conditions that respond to regenerative cell therapy is one of the reasons it is rapidly gaining in popularity. Patients have experienced excellent results for pain relief, including:
- Knee pain
- Sciatica and other back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Hip pain
- Joint pain
- Damaged or degraded cartilage
- Torn ligaments
- Pain caused by nerve damage
- Foot, ankle, and heel pain
- Painful bone issues
- And more
If you have been thinking about stem cell therapy in Orlando, Lake Mary, Longwood, Winter Park or any nearby city in Central Florida, consider your alternative options and call our medical clinic today at (407) 774-6800 for a complimentary consultation. Our doctors will help you make an informed decision about whether or not this natural, minimally invasive treatment is the best choice for your unique condition.