Stem Cell Therapy
What is stem cell therapy? Stem cell therapy refers to treatments using your own stem cells designed to facilitate healing in damaged cartilage, bone and tissue. The cells are either taken from adipose tissue or bone marrow. At our clinic, we do not perform traditional stem cell therapy. Instead, we offer regenerative medicine that uses tissue that is taken from the Wharton’s jelly of donated umbilical cords to help relieve pain.
Stem Cell Therapy
There tends to be a lot of confusion around the term “stem cell therapy” these days. Many believe that it is a blanket term that covers any type of stem cell treatment, but that is not the case. Stem cell therapy refers only to treatments using the patient’s own stem cells that are harvested and then reintroduced into the body in areas that are in need of healing. It may also consist of cells that have been donated by a close family member. Before considering any treatment using stem cells, it is important to do the necessary research to find the one that you feel is best for your unique situation.
Types of Stem Cell Therapies
Stem cell therapies using your own adipose tissue and bone marrow are the primary types on the market today. The cells are extracted and then reintroduced via injection to help injured tissue in various parts of your body. There are some concerns with these two therapies, as adipose tissue has been known to contain toxins and bone marrow extraction is very painful and can lead to infection. The fact that these cells age along with you means that the healing process is not quite as efficient as when you were younger, and that will be reflected in the treatment.
Treatment Containing Growth Factors And Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Although not technically called stem cell therapy, treatments containing growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells are highly effective at regenerating and repairing damaged tissue. This form of cellular regeneration is the preferred treatment we use to help relieve pain and restore mobility and quality of life.
The cells we use are derived from the donated Wharton’s jelly after scheduled C-sections by consenting mothers who are carefully screened. The harvesting of this tissue does not harm the mother or the baby. These youthful cells contain a range of healing properties like cytokines, exosomes, natural growth factors and mesenchymal cells that promote your body’s ability to heal quickly and efficiently.
Treatments Containing Mesenchymal Stem Cells For Pain
The regenerative treatment our doctors use helps alleviate pain by regenerating and repairing underlying tissues. The procedure consists of injections directly to the affected area and is a safe alternative to potentially addictive drugs and risky surgery to relieve your pain. Since the underlying cause of your acute or chronic pain is being addressed and treated, the pain will subside and most clients experience long-lasting relief.
If you have been thinking about getting treated with stem cell therapy in White Oak, North Huntingdon, Monroeville, West Mifflin, Elizabeth or any nearby city in Allegheny or Westmoreland County, call us today at (412) 678-9123 to schedule a free consultation. We will help you consider your options and go over all the benefits of our Wharton’s jelly derived treatment containing stem cells that may be the solution you need.