Stem Cell Therapy
Is stem cell therapy the same as regenerative medicine? No, stem cell therapy and the regenerative medicine performed at our clinic is not the same thing. Standard stem cell therapy consists of harvesting stem cells from your own adipose (fat) tissue or bone marrow, then injecting them where needed in an attempt to promote healing. Regenerative medicine consists of injections derived from mesenchymal cells found in donated umbilical cord tissue, and treatments such as platelet-rich plasma, or PRP.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy refers to cells extracted from your own tissue and injected to promote healing. The main difference between cells extracted for stem cell therapy and those extracted for regenerative medicine is the age of the cells. As our bodies get older, the number of cells that produce healing compounds like mitochondria, cytokines, proteins, growth factors, and exosomes diminish. This is why healing from cuts or an injury tends to be slower as you age. When these older cells are injected to treat damaged tissue, bone or cartilage, they aren’t as vibrant and energetic as they once were, and healing is less efficient. Not to mention, stem cells from adipose tissue can contain toxins and extracting cells from bone marrow involves drilling into your bone, which is highly invasive and painful.
Regenerative Stem Cell Treatment
Our regenerative medicine treatment uses donated tissue from umbilical cords after a healthy cesarean section birth. These mesenchymal stem cells have the power of youth behind them, and when they are injected into your damaged tissue will maximize your body’s own healing power. They will identify the injured area of your body and then dock to the injured tissue. The new cells that are generated secrete exosomes, which relay information to your body on how to heal the injury. They will also lend their own mitochondria if needed, to speed up the healing process. These youthful cells still haven’t formed an immune system of their own, so when they are injected, there is virtually no risk of rejection from your own tissue.
Natural Pain Relief Solution
Our goal is to treat your pain without the use of drugs or surgery and to uncover the underlying cause to ensure long-term pain relief. Regenerative injections are an ideal choice for a variety of injuries or conditions that interfere with your everyday life, including:
- Knee tendon and ligament injuries
- Back and neck pain
- Shoulder pain or torn rotator cuff
- Partially torn labrum
- Degraded cartilage and bone spurs
- Disc problems and bone issues
- Joint pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Muscular tears
- And more
Don’t let an acute injury or chronic, degenerative condition affect your quality of life. Contact us today in Stuart, Port St Lucie, Palm City and all nearby areas in Martin & St Lucie County, at (772) 781-1101 for a complimentary consultation. Our doctors will assess your condition, discover the cause of your pain, and create a customized solution for long-lasting relief.