Regenerative Cellular Therapy is the procedure that utilizes and harnesses the body’s own healing power. If chronic knee, back, hip, or shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, arthritis or other joint pain is limiting your daily routine or preventing you from activities you enjoy; Regenerative Cellular Therapy may be the answer for you!
It’s an exciting alternative that can provide your body the help it needs to get you back on your feet and enjoying life! If you are interested in finding out more about Regenerative Cellular Therapy, and how it may be able to help you, our team is ready to answer your any of your questions.
WHAT IS REGENERATIVE CELLULAR THERAPY?
The goal for Regenerative Cellular Therapy is use healthy stem cells found in the body to replace and replenish dead cells at an injured site. The stem cells may be harvested from the patient or from a donor. Once they have been safely extracted, they are injected into the body to rebuild properly functioning tissues.
A stem cell is unique to any other cell in the body because of its ability to divide, multiply and renew and regenerate. They don’t carry out specialized functions like brain, red, or white blood cells, but they are a vital component in repairing and replacing damaged or torn tissue.
3 DIFFERENT TYPES OF STEM CELLS
There are three types of stem cells that may be used in Regenerative Cellular Therapy. They differ as a result of where they are harvested, as well as what functions and abilities they have.
The three stem cell types are:
- Amniotic Stem Cells
- Cord Blood Stem Cells
- Bone Marrow Stem Cells
AMNIOTIC STEM CELLS
Amniotic Stem Cells come from the Amniotic Sac – not an embryo. Amniotic stem cells are ethically and safely harvested.
Here are a few key features of Amniotic Stem Cells:
- Brand new cells, extremely potent and are able to heal tissue very quickly.
- They can turn into almost any type of cell tissue. If they are injected into the knee, for instance, any part of the knee which is damaged can potentially be healed.
- Patient rejection is extremely rare.
- They are harvested from a donating mother during a scheduled C-section and processed at an FDA approved lab. The cells go through rigorous testing like any other biologic before they are sent to our clinics.
BONE MARROW STEM CELLS
Bone marrow is a sponge-like tissue found within the bones. It houses the stem cells that that can be used in Stem Cell Therapy.
Here are a few key features of Bone Marrow Stem Cells:
- Bone marrow transplants may use cells from your own body (autologous transplant) or from a donor (allogeneic transplant)
- Donor site is usually the iliac crest (pelvis)
- The procedure (numbing, tracing, and the extraction) takes about 1-2 hours
- A bone marrow transplant may also be used to treat certain types of cancer.
CORD BLOOD-DERIVED STEM CELLS
Stem cells are the essential building blocks of life. They have regenerative and healing properties and are key players in natural growth and recovery. Stem cells are unique because they do not have specialized functions and have the ability to differentiate into any cell in the human body. This allows them to adapt to an area of damage for regeneration. We can harness the regenerative properties of stem cells to help patients live a pain-free life. There are many ways to obtain stem cells. At our clinic, we used cord-blood derived stem cells. These biologics are donated by a mother after she has given birth to a healthy baby. The tissue from the cord blood is processed and concentrated at an FDA approved lab before it arrives in-office for treatment.