Stem Cell Therapy
What is Stem Cell Therapy? Stem cell therapy refers to treatments using stem cells harvested from your own body. Stem cell therapy can also use stem cells donated from your close family members. We do not offer stem cell therapy, but a form of regenerative cell therapy, using treatments that contain Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells.
Stem cells can grow to become different types of cells based on their location in your body. Stem cell treatments involve injecting these undifferentiated cells into degenerated, damaged, or injured areas of your body to rejuvenate and regenerate tissues. Our highly trained doctor practices regenerative medicine and not traditional stem cell therapy. Our goal is to treat the root cause of your pain, so you can experience long-term healing.
Types of Stem Cell Therapies
Treatment with stem cells may help you regrow tissue and heal bones, ligaments, and tendons. It is a good option if you are interested in pain relief without reliance on pain medication that can sometimes have adverse effects.
However, there is some confusion about what is considered stem cell therapy. Understanding the different types of stem cell therapies will help you to make the right decision about your treatment.
Adipose Tissue Stem Cell Therapy
This therapy uses stem cells harvested from your fat, but there’s a drawback to this procedure. Your fat is where your body learns to store toxins. So, if your sample contains a significant amount of toxins, you increase your chances of developing an adverse reaction to stem cell therapy. The collection is similar to liposuction, which involves incisions, opening you up to the possibility of infection.
Bone Marrow Stem Cell Therapy
This is a painful procedure that involves drilling a hole into your pelvis or femur, using a large needle to extract the marrow. This invasive procedure means exposing yourself to painful surgery and recovery, as well as an infection.
With both types of stem cell therapy, you’re providing stem cells that are your age. Depending on your age and state of health, using your cells may not be as effective as using young, potent mesenchymal stem cells.
Treatment Containing Growth Factors and Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Our doctor uses regenerative treatments that can contain mesenchymal stem cells, and we’ll explain why. The Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells injections used in our South Florida practice are younger and have not aged. Where do these stem cells come from? This regenerative cellular tissue is donated during scheduled cesarean sections by consenting mothers. No harm comes to either the mother or child during the harvesting process.
We choose these sources because the stem cells are much younger, highly effective at regeneration and healing, and the process is not harmful to the donor or the patient.
Treatments Containing Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Pain
When Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors are introduced into areas in need of healing, your body responds by stimulating internal healing mechanisms. The stem cells quickly get to work repairing and replacing tissues as needed to soothe pain and heal damage. We individualize our treatment plans to target affected tissues like tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and more to repair the underlying issues causing your pain.
If you are considering stem cell therapy in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, North Palm Beach, Juno Beach or any nearby city in South Florida, call our medical clinic today at (561) 235-7247 for a complimentary consultation.