The most effective stem cells are those which are not stem cells in the conventional sense. They are regenerative cells that are among the youngest, healthiest available. That makes injections containing these stem cells very effective for pain management.
They eliminate the risk of toxins and infection. The cells have not experienced the aging process, making them highly efficient in taking on the job of restoration and healing. They contain vital growth factors such as cytokines, collagen, proteins and peptides. All of these components work together to treat a multitude of common age-related issues. This is not the same thing as stem cell therapy. Our doctors do not perform stem cell therapy. Instead, they focus on regenerative cellular therapy.
Wharton's Jelly-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells
In this type of natural medicine, we rely on regenerative cells, known as mesenchymal cells, harvested from Wharton’s jelly. This jelly is abundant with young, healing cells and active growth factors, and it is safely and ethically collected from umbilical allografts. This procedure takes place at the time of birth without causing harm or pain to the mother or child.
Treatments containing regenerative cells are an effective form of regenerative medicine. We use these young, healthy cells to harness the healing powers of the growth factors and other naturally occurring components they provide. They dock to your injured or degraded cells and replenish their self-healing abilities.
Adipose tissue, or fatty tissue, used in stem cell therapy are derived from the patient’s body and then reintroduced where healing is needed. These adult stem cells can contain years of environmental toxins and the effects of aging. When the adipose cells are harvested from your tissue, these toxins can then be returned to your body during your adipose therapy. The procedure to harvest these adipose cells is similar to liposuction where a large cannula is inserted into the trunk or extremities to extract the fat tissue. It may be uncomfortable for some patients. Our doctors do not do this type of stem cell therapy.
Bone marrow, found in the center of your bones, is a soft, spongy tissue that produces your red blood cells, white blood cells and blood plasma components. Stem cells can be found in this tissue, as they play a key role in the production of these cell components. The procedure used to collect bone marrow for transplant is called a bone marrow harvest. It is a surgical procedure that takes place in a hospital operating room. While the patient is under anesthesia, the doctor will drill into the rear pelvic bone or femur. The bone marrow is then extracted with a syringe. Several skin and bone punctures are required to extract sufficient bone marrow for harvesting.
The procedure for withdrawing bone marrow is painful and can create vulnerability to infection. Many patients find it is too much of an ordeal to harvest aging and relatively sparse cells. Our doctors do not perform this type of stem cell therapy.
It is important to learn about the effectiveness of stem cell treatments vs. mesenchymal cell therapy. Our experienced doctors can thoroughly examine your particular condition and recommend the best type of treatment for your condition.