Stem cell therapy has become a top treatment option for people suffering from pain or injury. If you have been injured, talk with us about whether you are a candidate for stem cell therapy and how it may provide a great alternative to surgery or pain killers.
What is Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is a process where we inject young, healthy stem cells into the damaged area of the body. These stem cells then home in on the area that needs repair and “dock” in that area. Once they have docked, or attached themselves, to the damaged tissue they go to work rebuilding, repairing and regenerating the tissue.
Where Do Stem Cells Come From?
The stem cells we use are typically acquired from umbilical allografts. Allograft simply means donated tissue. This tissue is donated after a cesarean section. No harm is done to the mother or the baby during this process.
The umbilical cord contains a substance which contains young and very healthy cells which when administered properly promotes an increased boost in healing, and as a productive byproduct, also combats the effects of aging. This substance is known as Wharton's Jelly. The stem cells from this source also contain a highly concentrated level of growth factors that allow for faster healing of injuries or even to slow down the effects of aging. Slowing the effects of aging may make you less susceptible to future pain or injury. The additional growth factors found in these cells make this type of cellular stem cell tissue more effective than cells that do not contain a high level of growth factors.
Stem Cell Treatments
Treatment with the use of stem cells can aid in speeding up the growth rate of damaged tissue and is a great alternative if you are in search of options to avoid medications and unnecessary surgical procedures. Stem cell injections are most commonly used to treat injury and degenerative issue such as:
- Cognitive skill loss
- Aging of the skin
- Tissue loss
- Foot pain and Plantar fasciitis
Stem Cell Therapy for Pain
When stem cell treatments are used to heal your body, the injections go directly into the site of the injury or pain. Because the cells are newer, younger cells, they have a higher yield count of growth factors. This enables your body to better regenerate the damaged or aged tissue, bone, cartilage etc.
By regenerating the damaged tissue, the stem cells will help heal your body, restore mobility and functionality. This treatment option offers a reduction in the pain the patient is experiencing while also healing the injured area, rather than simply masking the symptoms with medication, for long lasting pain relief.
When you come to see our stem cell doctor at St Petersburg Injury and Rehab, he will spend the time needed to carefully assess your specific needs in order to determine which regenerative medicine or stem cell therapy is best suited for you. Our doctors are dedicated to working with you to develop a plan specifically catered to your unique needs. We want to find the best tools and techniques for all of our patients to not only heal but help manage chronic pain with the intent to improve their quality of life.