When you’re looking into cellular therapy, you’re right to ask: where do regenerative cells come from? It’s important you understand your options and what could best serve your goals for a speedy recovery to a life well-lived. There are several common sources for cells. We will dive into the three main ones you hear about here in the Columbus area: Wharton’s jelly derived mesenchymal cells, adipose tissue stem cell therapy and bone marrow stem cell therapy.
Wharton’s Jelly Derived Mesenchymal Cells
The regenerative cellular treatment recommended by Dr. Singh is the one utilizing Wharton’s jelly derived mesenchymal cells, as opposed to stem cell therapy from adipose tissue or bone marrow.
There are several key benefits to using regenerative cells derived from Wharton’s jelly, a substance found in the umbilical cord that is donated from well-screened mothers after cesarean section births. This material is donated at no discomfort to mother or baby and is a safe and ethical solution to harnessing the benefits of regenerative cells.
Cells are much more effective and potent at the earliest stage of life. As we age, our bodies take considerable wear and tear over the years. Whether you’re suffering from joint pain, a chronic illness, or an injury that’s hindered your lifestyle, your body has a much more difficult time fixing itself as you age. Children, on the other hand, heal much more quickly. Their cells are younger and more potent. When brand new regenerative cells taken from umbilical allografts are injected into an area of need, they help to rapidly heal and regenerate the affected cells in these areas that are less and less able as we age.
The younger we are, the less damage our bodies have been exposed to, and the faster we heal. That’s why these mesenchymal derived cells are so powerful, with such impressive healing capabilities. These cells get injected directly into the affected area, and quickly get to work to rebuild, repair and regrow the damaged tissues to spur healing from within.
Treatments utilizing these regenerative cells are minimally invasive and have little to no risk (unlike traditional stem cell therapy, which we do not offer).
Adipose tissue stem cell therapy is centered around cells derived from a patient’s (or immediate family member’s) fat stores. These can be collected through liposuction, and are then processed to separate the stem cells from the remaining material. As in other stem cell therapies, this concentration is then injected into the area requiring treatment.
Since the stem cells are considerably older, they have often undergone extensive damage throughout the patient’s lifetime and may even be affected by the toxins that get stored in the fat cells.
Bone marrow stem cell therapy is likewise less effective than using younger stem cells, and it is also an invasive process. With this form of treatment, bone marrow is harvested from either the femur or pelvis and is then processed to isolate the stem cells. As with any surgery, there are risks of complications, such as infection, after such a procedure.
We hope that this article has helped you understand the three main sources of regenerative cells in common cellular treatments. You are welcome to call the office of Dr. Singh for a complimentary consultation, where we will be happy to listen to your needs and walk you through your best options (614) 254-5783.