Stem Cells and Stem Cell Therapy
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are cells that are inside each one of us and play a vital role in how the body is able to heal itself. The cells stay dormant until they receive a signal that something inside your body suffered an injury. When stem cells in your body receive that signal they follow your platelets to the injured site and actually mimic the cells around the space in which they are exposed to promote restorative healing.
Stem cells are able to heal injured ligaments, tissues, tendons and bones. Specifically, Cord Blood Stem Cells can turn into any type of tissue found in joints other than nerve tissue. Because of the unique properties stem cells have, they are used to treat and heal a variety of degenerative diseases and conditions.
As a result of aging, when the body suffers an injury the amount of stem cells needed to heal certain areas of the body declines significantly. Stem Cell Therapy offers a solution to this problem by distributing a high concentration of stem cells into the wounded area, which promotes a natural healing process.
What can stem cells be used for?
- Regenerating cells in the body using non-invasive Stem Cell Therapy
- Repairing bone injuries and regenerating joints and muscles in the neck, back, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hips, knees, ankles or any other area in the body
- Developing new heart and bone marrow cells
- Treating various heart conditions
- Promoting new cartilage growth
- Lubricating joints to prevent further injury
- Curing baldness, deafness or blindness
- Reducing inflammation in the body
- Reducing pain in any area of the body
Stem cell treatments are one of the most promising emerging medical technologies currently available. Current treatments used for the painful effects of arthritis and joint pain rely heavily on synthetic drugs and surgery. Studies show that 20-40% of those suffering from arthritis or other degenerative joint conditions do not find the pharmaceutical approach effective long-term. According to the National Institute of Health, Stem Cell Therapy provides a promising alternative to surgery by promoting safe and natural healing.
The stem cells used at Midland’s Physical Medicine derive from Umbilical Cord Tissue Donations (not an embryo) and are one of the best regenerative therapies available today. Our product contains mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and is rich in growth factors from umbilical cord tissue. Stem Cell regenerative therapy excels the body’s natural ability to heal itself and offers long-term pain relief by restoring the tissue causing the pain, which allows the body to kick-start it’s natural healing process. Similar to cortisone or steroid shots, stem cell injections possess anti-inflammatory characteristics. The major difference is that stem cells are natural and offer permanent cell repair and pain relief as opposed to short-term relief. Stem cell injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons and eases the pain to help restore mobility.
Are stem cells safe?
Yes, stem cell injection treatments are very safe and highly effective. Our stem cell therapy procedure is very simple and injections take about 15 minutes. Patients can expect pain relief in 24-48 hours. Stem cell therapy provides relief without any risks of surgery, general anesthesia, hospital stays or prolonged recovery. Most patients experience complete joint restoration of ligaments, tendons and cartilage in 28 days. Cord Blood Stem Cell Therapy injections have been used over 10,000 times in the United States and have a 100% safety record in Europe, with hundreds of thousands of patients.
As you can see, stem cells can be used to heal a variety of degenerative diseases without the need of surgery or any other potentially harmful pharmaceuticals. Contact Midland’s Physical Medicine today to schedule your stem cell therapy consultation. Remember, surgery is not the only option. Often it is not even the best option.
Before you commit to surgery, visit us and see if stem cells can regenerate your joint without needing surgery.