What's Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem Cell Therapy is an exciting state-of-the-art procedure that takes advantage of our bodies’ natural ability to heal itself. Amniotic or adult stem cells have the unique ability to transform and mimic other cells in our body. These stem cells can be found in various tissues and are naturally alert and ready to repair injuries when they occur. Over the past 20 years, advancements in medicine allow doctors to use stem cells as a key element in regenerative medicine therapies.
In cases where injuries or age-related degeneration occurs, our body can fail to deploy the adequate stem cells needed to the damaged area to repair it completely. The patient can experience chronic pain as a result. This is where our stem cell therapy procedures can be used. By injecting stem cells back into the affected area and targeting where they are placed, we are able to treat a large variety of conditions and help the body heal itself.
Stem Cell Therapy Benefits
Patients can benefit from stem cell therapy. The procedure’s advantages include:
- Regenerate, Rebuild and Repair damaged cells
- Modulate the immune system: (immunomodulatory)
- Reduce Inflammation (Powerful anti inflammatory properties)
Stem Cell Therapy Advances
With advancements over the past 20 years, stem cells have emerged as a key element in regenerative medicine therapies. Stem cells are the basis for human development and have several distinguishing characteristics. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the potential to become specialized cells, meaning that they can develop into cells such as muscle tissue or organ tissue.
Stem cells have a remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body. In addition, in many tissues they work as an internal repair system, dividing essentially without limit to replenish other cells. When a stem cell divides, each new cell has the potential either to remain a stem cell or become another type of cell with a more specialized function, such as a muscle, brain, or red blood cells.
Stem cells are distinguished from other cell types by two important characteristics. First, they are unspecialized cells capable of renewing themselves. Second, under certain physiologic or experimental conditions, they can be induced to become tissue or organ-specific cells with special functions. In some organs, such as the gut and bone marrow, stem cells regularly divide to repair and replace worn out or damaged tissues.
An international clinical trial showed that a single injection of stem cells into degenerative discs reduced low back pain for approximately 12 months with pain relief as soon as 3-7 days and continued improvement over 4-12 weeks. It showed this treatment to be an effective means of alleviating back pain without surgical intervention.
What Are Stem Cells?
Think of stem cells as the foundation cells for every tissue and organ in the human body. Shortly after fertilization, stem cells start to form. Without stem cells, life cannot be conceived. We continue to rely on stem cells throughout our lives to replace injured tissues and cells every day. This includes the replenishing of our skin, hair, blood, and the lining of our gut.
The three key properties that make stem cells so exciting in medicine are:
The ability to self-renew, dividing in a way that makes copies of themselves.
The ability to differentiate, giving rise to the mature types of cells that make up our organs and tissues.
They can give rise to specialized cell types (Pluripotent Stem Cells)
Where Do Stem Cells Come From?
Participating hospitals invite mothers expecting normal, healthy births to donate the resulting umbilical cord. This tissue was once disposed of as waste but it is now considered to be an excellent source of high-quality stem cells.
- At the time of birth, a specialized nurse enters the delivery room to carry out the extraction procedures.
- With the mother’s informed consent, the umbilical cord is clamped off when the baby is born. This preserves the blood in the cord.
- The cord is taken to our sterile lab, which extracts stem cells for therapeutic use.
- There, lab specialists screen the cords under AATB standards and process the blood and Wharton’s Jelly to extract the stem cells.
Learn more about our stem cell therapy procedure.
Imagine your pain disappearing or being minimized as your body heals itself after stem cell therapy by Revlis Medical. If you’d like more information, please call us at (123) 456-6789