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How Do Stem Cells Work

Do you know that stem cell treatments provide non-surgical treatment options for chronic pain and a variety of medical disorders? Stem cell therapy is a category of the emerging medical science called regenerative medicine, which utilizes your body’s natural healing mechanism. In Weston, Florida, our cell treatments have shown promising results in the treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders.

In regenerative medicine, stem cells are being used to renew and repair diseased or damaged tissues, with cells from your own body acting as a repair system. However, as you age, and depending on your general health, sometimes the optimum amount is not delivered to the site of your damage or injury.

Stem cell therapy has successfully been shown to regenerate damaged tissue in both animals and humans. These cells not only relieve pain but also promote the growth of new tissue.

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Stem Cells for Pain Relief

Two well-known types of stem cells are embryonic and adult. Embryonic stem cells are derived from human embryos. For ethical reasons, we do not use these cells in our treatments because of the ethical concerns surrounding destroying a potential human life for the treatment of another.

Adult mesenchymal stem cells are distributed throughout your body in areas such as the bone marrow and blood. As mentioned earlier, these cells function to renew old and worn out tissue cells. They can also replicate into more than one cell type. These cells are typically obtained from the bone marrow and adipose tissue. The extraction procedure from bone marrow typically involves drilling into your pelvic bone, with a special needle inserted to extract the bone marrow. It's an invasive procedure and as with any medical procedure, some risks are involved and complications may occur.

Risks factors associated with stem cell therapy include infection as cells may become contaminated with bacteria, viruses, or other pathogens during the preparation process. The process to extract cells can potentially introduce an infection to the damaged tissue into which they are injected.

At our clinic in Weston, Florida, we are particularly interested in the unique self-regeneration ability also found in mesenchymal stem cells derived from Wharton’s jelly.

What is Wharton’s jelly? It’s a gelatinous substance that provides insulation and protection within the umbilical cord. What’s impressive about Wharton’s jelly is that it also contains mesenchymal stem cells. These cells are known for their ability to replicate into cells that form the musculoskeletal system such as tendons, ligaments, and cartilage.

Currently, our clinic uses Wharton’s jelly derived injections containing stem cells to treat a range of painful conditions of the spine, neck shoulder, knees, hips, and more. You may be a good candidate for personalized medicine with non-surgical regenerative cell therapy. If you have been suffering from pain and want to improve your quality of life while avoiding complications related to invasive surgical procedures, contact us to arrange your complimentary consultation in Weston, Florida.

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