Stem Cell & Regenerative Therapies
What is Regenerative Cell Therapy?
Regenerative medicine, including the use of stem cells, is a promising new medical advancement for potentially regenerating painful conditions and injuries that are past the point of mechanical repair. The main focus of regenerative therapy are stem cells, or “blank” cells that can facilitate the growth and repair of damaged joints and tissues throughout the body, regenerating strength and stability for the injured area. Stem cells reproduce into cells specifically designed to mature into various body parts such as cartilage, ligaments, muscle, and bone. Upon being injected into the injured area, these cells can both trigger and facilitate the healing process to occur naturally and organically, compared to an invasive procedure (such as surgery), which can be risky.
Research is suggesting that stem cells not only have the ability to morph into other types of cells (muscle, ligaments, cartilage, etc.), but can also regenerate even more stem cells! This gives the injured area a renewable source of healthy cells for the repair process.
“The pain was almost 10, it was terrible in the right knee. The injections helped the same day, I felt it when I went to sleep, it was relaxed, no pain. Right now it is 90% better!”
“I was told I needed another knee replacement… After having the stem cell injection I can walk now and I’m not in pain.”
Where Do Stem Cells Come From?
First and foremost, it should be noted that not all stem cells come from embryos. As a matter of fact, despite the amount of public attention they get, embryonic stem cells are among the smallest group of stem cells currently being researched. So where do the rest of these stem cells come from? Stem cells can be found from a variety of sources including:
Bone Marrow: Stem cells can be found in adult bone marrow, but they must be harvested from an adult donor. While the process is minimally invasive, it’ not a fun procedure to undergo. The ability to collect these cells is often determined by the age and health of the donor.
Placenta and Umbilical Cord Tissue: This type of stem cell is derived from the mesoderm during embryonic development and can differentiate into cells of that germ layer – namely muscle, cartilage, nerve and fat.
Amniotic Fluid: Similar to marrow cells, stem cells can be harvested from a sample of amniotic fluid during a pregnancy or during the afterbirth process.
Teeth: Developing teeth provide a lower risk source of stem cells that can have a variety of medical uses
Umbilical Cord Blood: One of the most plentiful, non-invasive, convenient, and controversy free sources of stem cells are from umbilical cord blood. After childbirth, medical staff normally discards the umbilical cord, but saving umbilical cord blood is a simple process that parents can request.
“I had my left knee replaced and now have chronic tendonitis in that knee. When I found out I needed the same for my right knee I knew there had to be a better way. After having the injection I now have no pain in my right knee at all.”
– Ms. Morris
“I just woke up one morning and could hardly move due to the pain in my lower back. I thought that this was just going to be the way it for the rest of my life. So I got the stem cell shot in my back, and now after about 6 months the pain is completely gone.”
What are the most Significant Benefits of Regenerative Cell Therapies?
There can be many significant benefits from these therapies. The first benefit is that they are non-invasive, eliminating the need for any sort of surgical procedure. Any surgical procedure will involve a multitude of risks, such as general anesthesia, heart rate malfunction, respiratory issues and even failure of the procedure itself, leading to many more complications. Regenerative cell therapy is safe with a quick recovery time, as well as no scars or external damage. Another benefit of stem cell and advanced therapy is that it promotes natural healing properties in the body. Since stem cells are naturally occurring, the human body may adapt quicker to the healing process and promote natural healing factors that the injured area had lacked before.
Why is Regenerative Cell Therapy the best choice for pain elimination & correction?
Since the first stem cell therapy procedure was conducted, over 80 diseases have been successfully cured by regenerative medicine. The relative quickness and ease of receiving this type of therapy allows regenerative medicine to become one of the top alternatives to other forms of treatment. Millions of people have been completely healed by regenerative medicine.
What type of Regenerative Therapy is Best for Me?
That depends on your condition and if you are candidate. At OC Wellness Physicians, we offer different types of regenerative therapy focused on regenerating joint conditions. We do not focus on systemic diseases or illnesses because more research needs to be conducted for these conditions. However, if you have a joint problem and want to see if you are a candidate for regenerative therapy feel free to reach out to our team or fill out an inquiry for a complimentary consultation and one of our team members will personally reach out to you!
“The orthopedic doctor told me I needed to have both knees replaced. I knew I just wasn’t going to be able to do that with the pain and therapy. I noticed a difference in about 3 weeks. Now I can go shopping again!”
“I’ve suffered with low back pain for over 6 years as a result of a motorcycle accident. I lived on pain meds for years but that never really solved the problem. So I did my research and tried the stem cell injections. After 3 about months I’m finally pain free and off the meds. I feel like I’ve gotten my life back.”
To find out if you are a candidate for this revolutionary treatment program, please fill out the form at the top right of this page or click the button below to schedule a no-cost office consultation with one of our Regenerative Medicine doctors today.