Other Advanced Therapies
What is Regenerative Therapy?
Regenerative medicine 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 “blank” cells or platelets that can facilitate the growth and repair of damaged joints and tissues through the body. This enhances strength and stability for the targeted injured area. These cells reproduce into cells specifically designed to mature into cartilage, ligaments and muscle. 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 regenerative therapy to not only have the ability to morph into other types of cells, but can also trigger even more regenerative cell growth. 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.”*
Stem Cell Education
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 the delivery of a healthy baby, medical staff normally discards the umbilical cord, but saving (or donating) the umbilical cord blood is becoming more commonplace. Donors are identified and carefully screened in advance of their delivery dates to ensure the health and safety of all concerned.
“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
What Are The Most Significant Benefits of Regenerative 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 this treatment 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 benefited from 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.”*
** The information contained on this page and in these seminars has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease, injury or illness.