Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Connection Between Anxiety and Joint Pain

Anxiety and stress are detrimental to your health, and can even have a negative effect on your joints. Joint pain is actually a complex symptom of anxiety that develops over time. Anxiety can change your habits and the way you live your life, which can then lead to joint pain, such as:

Movement


Having anxiety can cause a person to alter the way they move their body. A person may shake their legs, exercise less, lay down more, sit differently or alter mannerisms. A change in behaviors or movements in a way that your body isn’t used to can lead to joint pain.

Inflammation


A high level of stress can often trigger inflammation, causing your joints to swell. Moving swollen joints leads to an increased amount of pain.

Immune System


Anxiety and stress can hurt your immune system and cause dysfunction. A weakened immune system leads to joint distress and pressure.

Muscle Tension


Those who suffer from anxiety also tend to experience significant muscle tension. When your muscles are constantly tensing, it can cause stiffness and joint discomfort, putting more pressure on the joints with movement.

Nutrition


Eating habits change when someone is experiencing high levels of stress. Anxiety causes unhealthy eating, which is not ideal for joints. Proper nutrition is important for your body’s overall health, especially your bones and joints.

Whether you are experiencing joint pain from anxiety, sports injuries, aging or degenerative diseases, stem cell therapy might be your best option. You can limit your anxiety and reduce your chronic joint pain, but sometimes the damage is already done. Try regenerative medicine to make your joints feel like they once did.

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Friday, December 4, 2015

What Is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, also referred to as degenerative joint disease or degenerative arthritis, is the most common chronic joint condition, especially in those over 65 years of age. It can affect all joints, but is most commonly found in the knees, hips, lower back, neck and fingers.

Cartilage is the firm connective tissue that covers the end of each bone and provides a smooth surface for joint motion, acting as a cushion between the bones. Osteoarthritis occurs when this cartilage wears down over time, causing bones to break down and develop growths called spurs. Pieces of bone or cartilage may chip off and float around in the joint. As Osteoarthritis worsens, the cartilage wears away, causing bones to rub against each other and lead to severe pain.

Symptoms of Osteoarthritis include joint pain, tender joints, joint stiffness, loss of flexibility and a grating sensation in the joints. Osteoarthritis can be caused by genetics, but it also can be a result of being overweight because the extra pounds put additional pressure on the joints. Those who have suffered from sports injuries or other joint damage may end up suffering from Osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis gradually worsens over time and there is no known cure. To improve pain and joint function, it is suggested to stay active and maintain a healthy weight. Another option that can ease your pain and slow down the progression of Osteoarthritis is stem cell therapy. This form of regenerative medicine takes adult stem cells from the patient’s own body and injects them into the site of pain where they then work to boost the healing process.

Compared to traditional orthopedics, many find stem cell therapy to be just the thing they needed to feel like they once did before the pain took place. Don’t let pain from Osteoporosis take over your life and consider stem cell therapy.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Aging and Your Joints

As we get older, our bodies begin to change, including the joints. Our joints are lined with cartilage and aging causes that cartilage to thin. Since the cartilage becomes thinner, the surfaces of your joints do not slide over each other as well as they once did. This is why older adults are more susceptible to joint injury and why they commonly experience chronic joint pain.

Cartilage damage is often a result of years of wear and tear, caused by multiple injuries and lifelong movement. This leads to osteoarthritis, which is the most common disorder in older adults.

Ligaments, the connective tissue that binds your joints together, become less elastic as we grow older. This happens in the tendons as well, which bind your muscles to your bones. The decrease in elasticity makes your joints feel tight or stiff. These tissues also tear more easily as we age, and it takes much longer for them to heal.

Growing older is inevitable, but joint pain is not. If you are experiencing chronic pain in your joints, you may want to consider stem cell therapy. This procedure is quick, safe and will improve your quality of life.

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Friday, November 13, 2015

Traditional Orthopedics vs. Regenerative Medicine

Orthopedics is the division of medicine that deals with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system—this includes trauma, sports injuries, and degenerative diseases. Traditional treatment of such conditions normally involves invasive surgical procedures and prescription drugs.

The successful treatment of chronic pain in areas such as the shoulders, knees, elbows or back can mean a better quality of life for patients…but traditional procedures might not be the best option for you. Many people who have tried traditional orthopedic treatments feel like their bodies will never be the same again. With options such as regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy, this is no longer the case!

Stem cell therapy uses the body’s natural defenses to heal damaged tissue, helping patients regain flexibility in their joints and limit severe pain. This alternative style of medicine is effective, safe, non-invasive and quick!

Adult stem cells are extracted from the patient’s own bone marrow or fat cells, then injected back into the site of pain. The procedure is done in 1-3 sets of fifteen minute sessions, where the patient is fully awake and able to leave immediately following the injection process. The stem cells boost the healing process and can get your body feeling like it once did before the pain.

Many people have taken the traditional route and found it not as effective as they hoped it would be. If you are looking for a solution that works and will continue to work, consider stem cell therapy. If you have any questions about regenerative medicine comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Connective Tissue And Pain

Sports related injuries and other damage to the joints could cause a patient to experience pain for the rest of their lives. Connective tissues, such as ligaments, tendons and joint capsules, can play a major role in this pain. Many conventional orthopedic diagnosis and procedures tend to miss these pain contributors.

With stem cell therapy we properly identify all sources of pain and treat them with this revolutionary treatment. Adult stem cells are extracted from the patient’s own bone marrow or fat cells, and are then injected into the site of pain, which may include connective tissue.

The stem cell therapy procedure uses the body’s own healing properties to encourage the reparation and regeneration of damaged tissue. Easing chronic pain can improve the patient’s quality of life, giving them the ability to be comfortable in their day-to-day lives.

Whether you are suffering from an injury, age-related pain or a degenerative disease, stem cell therapy could be the answer you are looking for. Maximize your body’s healing potential through this quick and easy procedure.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Stem Cell Therapy For Sports Injuries

For athletes, an injury can mean the end of their careers, but with stem cell therapy comes the ability to continue playing. Whether you are suffering from tennis elbow, a torn knee ligament or a shoulder injury, stem cell therapy could be the answer for those who participate in all types of sports.

Stem cell therapy is a great option for athletes because of the quick recovery time. Athletes tend to play through their injuries, causing even further damage. Since this procedure is so simple and done in an outpatient style, patients are able to get back on the field faster than they would if they were to get a more intrusive surgery.

Using stem cells mimics the body’s natural healing process, but speeds up the recovery time. Some specialists even believe that these treatments have the possibility to allow some patients to postpone getting hip or knee replacements in the future. As more research is being done, the future of stem cell therapy is looking to be very promising.

Don’t let your joint pains hold you back from doing the things you love. Whether you are an athlete or you are suffering from a degenerative disease or age-related pain, stem cell therapy could be your best option! If you feel you are a good candidate for this procedure, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stem Cell Therapy In Orthopedic Procedures

Stem cells have been used in a multitude of medical procedures in the past because of their regenerative healing and restoration abilities. As new developments are being made, the future use of stem cells is predicted to increase.

Orthopedic medicine is greatly benefiting from the use of stem cell therapy. This procedure is used on those suffering from regenerative diseases, age-related pain or injuries. Stem cells are taken from the patient and then injected into the site of pain.

One reason stem cell therapy is becoming so widely accepted is because it uses the patient’s own body to heal itself, which leaves little room for bad reactions or side effects. There are also many other benefits that come from using stem cells in orthopedics, one being that the procedure itself is very quick and simple. The patient is awake during the noninvasive 15-minute sessions.

If you are experiencing pain in your back, elbows, knees, hips or shoulders, stem cell therapy could be your best option. Intensive surgeries and medications are not always as affective, but stem cell therapy could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

PRP or Stem Cells?

With regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy, stem cells or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) are used to heal and repair injured tissue in the body. If you are suffering from chronic pain in your joints or spine, stem cell therapy could be just what you need.

Some patients may benefit more from PRP than stem cells, and vice-versa. What exactly determines the correct decision? There are a few elements that must be considered.

First, it is important to understand the difference between PRP and stem cells. PRP is blood plasma that has high autologous concentration of a group of cells called platelets and groth factors. Stem cells are a special class of human cells that can self renew, multiply indefinitely and also create specialized cells.

PRP is obtained through a simple blood draw, which collects a small amount of blood using a special collection of tubes. A centrifuge is then used to separate platelets and growth factors from other components. Adult adipose stem cells are collected through a mini liposuction procedure, while bone marrow stem cells are collected by being aspirated from the hipbone.

Both use the body’s own natural reparative factors to heal itself, but they are used for different reasons. If the damage is not too severe and has not been there for an extended amount of time, PRP might be enough to take care of it by itself. If the damage is more severe, stem cells and PRP can work together for a faster and more complete recovery.

PRP can be used in many different ways in orthopedic and aesthetic medicine; they are often used to attract stem cells to the site of an injury and can boost the healing process if paired with stem cells.

The future of stem cell therapy(future of stc post link) is looking brighter and more promising each day. If you have any questions or want to learn more, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Future of Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy can help those that suffer from chronic pain in their back, elbows, knees, hips or shoulders. This revolutionary procedure is simple and quick, with very minor risk and a brief recovery time. Researchers are hopeful for the future of this technology and what we may be able to do with it within the next decade.

It is predicted that a wider range of diseases and injuries will be able to be treated with regenerative medicine. There is a great potential for the application of stem cells in multiple different medical procedures.

The number of experiments done on humans is limited, but those few tests show a great potential for the future of stem cell therapy. Some experts believe that medical conditions caused by abnormal cell division, such as cancer and development disorders, could potentially be cured using stem cells. It is necessary for scientists to get a better understanding of stem cell differentiation in order to see these types of results.

In the future, we may also be able to safely test new drugs using stem cells. Applying medications to specialized cells that are differentiated from a clone could be extremely beneficial; This alone could revolutionize the pharmaceutical field.

Stem cell therapy is still in the experimental stage for various different conditions, but we are seeing great progress. As of right now, we know just how beneficial and safe orthopedic stem cell treatment is.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Alternatives For Hand Surgery

Arthritis in the thumb or hand can be caused by the constant pivoting motions of the basal joint or thumb. This grade of arthritis is common for those who also suffer from osteoarthritis.

Feeling constant chronic pain in the hand can really hold you back from your everyday life and activities. Total joint reconstruction surgery is an option, and it may improve the condition, but that is not always the case. Even after surgery, your joints may never feel the same again.

If you’re feeling pain in your hand or thumb, stem cell therapy might be the best option for you. Stem cell therapy uses the body’s natural defenses to heal damaged tissue. Through this quick and safe procedure, adult stem cells are extracted from your own body and injected back into the site of injury.

Stem cell therapy is so effective for so many different conditions because these cells have the ability to transform into other types of cells. The healing process is boosted in a natural way, through a noninvasive procedure with minimal side effects.

Medications and extensive surgeries are not always effective when it comes to easing the pain. With stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, you will notice a major difference in the way you feel.

If you are suffering chronic pain in your spine, knees, shoulders or elbows due to injury, aging or a degenerative disease, stem cell therapy might be just what you need! To learn more about stem cell therapy, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Human Adipose Derived Mesenchymal Progenitor Cells Used For Cartilage Regeneration

Mesenchymals stem cells, or MSC’s, are known to have the potential for articular cartilage regeneration and are even suggested for the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). Here we look into a study that was done to investigate whether intra-articular injection of xenogeneic human adipose-derived mesenchymal progenitor cells (haMPC’s) promote articular cartilage repair in rabbit OA model and engrafted into rabbit articular cartilage.

OA was induced surgically by anterior cruciate ligament transection and medical menisectomy of the knee joints. Meanwhile, the haMPC’s were cultured in vitro—phenotypes and differentiation characteristics of cells were then evaluated.

Six weeks after the surgery, hyluric acid (HA) or haMPC’s were injected into the knee joints with the contralateral knee servicing as normal control. All of the rabbits were sacrificed at the sixteenth week after surgery.

Using macroscopic examination, hematoxylin/eoisin and Safrin-O/Fast green staining and immunohistochemistry, assessments were performed. This data revealed that haMPC treatment promoted cartilage repairs. It was also found that signals of human mitochondrial can be directly detected in cartilage treated with haMPC’s.

These results suggest that intra-articular injection of haMPC’s promotes regeneration of articular cartilage in the rabbit OA model, which supports the notion that MPC’s are transplantable between HLA-incompatible individuals. These findings show that the future of regenerative medicine is extremely promising.

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Friday, July 10, 2015

The Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

Living with chronic pain in your joints can make each day a struggle. Whether the pain is from a degenerative disease, aging or an injury, your body may feel like it can never be the same again. Stem cell therapy could be the best option for you when it comes to pain in your knees, back, shoulders or elbows.

There are plenty of benefits when it comes to stem cell therapy. One major benefit is that it eases chronic pain, which then improves the patient’s quality of life. The procedure heals and repairs injured or damaged tissue, relieving pain and improving performance.

Living with immense pain is not physically or mentally healthy, and the effectiveness of this procedure could be the answer you’ve been looking for.

Another benefit of stem cell therapy is that the procedure is so quick and simple. The patient is awake the entire time, it is noninvasive and is done in sessions of 15 minutes. Stem cell therapy is a very safe procedure and has very minimal side effects. Patients are normally able to get back to their everyday lives right away, as there is no recovery time.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy, comment below or contact us directly.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells Used To Treat Patients With Osteoarthritis

A study reveals the effects of applying autologous adipose tissue-derived stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells in patients with osteoarthritis. SFV contains a large amount of stem cells and other regenerative cells, and can be easily obtained from loose connective tissue that is associated with adipose tissue.

Safety and clinical efficiency of freshly isolated autologous SVF cells are evaluated in a controlled study of patients with grade 2-4 degenerative osteoarthritis. A total of 1,128 patients underwent standard liposuction, when SVF cells were isolated and prepared for application into joints. 1,114 patients were then followed for an average of 17.2 months.

Patients were to be evaluated based on pain, non-steroid analgesic usage, limping, extent of joint movement and stiffness. The evaluations were done before the procedure, as well as three, six and twelve months after the treatment. At least 75% score improvement was noticed in 63% of patients and at least a 50% score improvement was noticed in 91% of patients twelve months after the SVF cell therapy. Obesity and higher grade osteoarthritis were revealed to be associated with slower healing in patients.

This promising approach to treating patients with osteoarthritis is safe and cost effective. Not only that, but it relies only on autologous cells, meaning there is less of a change of rejection because the cells are gathered from that persons own body.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Stem Cell Therapy: The Procedure

If you’re ready to improve your quality of life and ease chronic pain resulting from aging, an injury or regenerative disease, it is time to take the next step. There are many reasons why stem cell therapy could be your best option, a major factor being the speed and ease of the procedure.

Once you’ve prepared for stem cell therapy, the rest is simple. Using local anesthetic, adult stem cells are extracted from fat cells or bone marrow, and then injected back into the site of pain. The patient is awake the entire time and oftentimes can get back to their regular activity as soon as they leave our offices.

The entire procedure takes less than 2 hours in sessions of up to 15 minutes each. The noninvasive process has minimal side effects, whether it is for knee, elbow, shoulder or spinal pain.

With a procedure so simple and effective, stem cell therapy could be the treatment you’ve been waiting for. Sometimes medications or extensive surgeries are not effective enough when it comes to easing the pain. Contact us directly or in the comments below if you think stem cell therapy is the best option for you and let us know if you have any questions.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Is Stem Cell Therapy The Best Option For You?

Are you suffering from any type of joint pain or degenerative disease? Then stem cell therapy might be your best option for pain relief and reparation. Stem cell therapy can repair your damaged tissues if you are experiencing pain in your back, elbows, knees, hips or shoulders.

Those who have meniscal tears, ligament tears, rotator cuff tears or tennis elbow are all great candidates for stem cell therapy. Arthritis or osteoarthritis symptoms can also be put at ease with this simple and quick procedure.

What are the benefits of stem cell therapy? Healing, repairing and regeneration of injured or damaged tissue. Chronic pain can make each day unbearable—with stem cell therapy those worries can be put to rest.

Sometimes even after extensive surgery or taking medication, your body may still never be the same. If this sounds like your experience, we suggest giving stem cell therapy a try. It’s quick, low risk and effective. Consult with your physician and see what they have to say. If you feel you are a good candidate for this procedure, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Stems Cells From Fat vs. Bone Marrow

Stem cell therapy is the process in which stem cells are taken from the adult patient, concentrated and then administered back into the patient’s own body. This procedure restores the body’s natural balance and maximizes its healing potential at the same time. This revolutionary practice can improve one’s quality of life by reducing chronic pain and making them feel comfortable again.

The stem cells that are taken from and then reintroduced into the body come from two specific sources: fatty areas of the body and bone marrow. What exactly is the difference between the two types of stem cells?

Stem cells isolated from fat, also known as Adult Adipose derived stem cells, are collected through a mini liposuction procedure. The current understanding is that the type of stem cell found when collected from Adipose is mesenchymal stem cells. When isolated from fat there is an abundance of high concentration regenerative cells. Since they are mesenchymal regenerative cells they can differentiate into ligaments, cartilage and bone and can make new blood vessels, these cells promote circulation and play an essential part in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the tissues.

Bone Marrow Cells are typically aspirated from the hip bone or tibia. These cells are also mesenchymal stem cells with the ability to repair and differentiate into ligaments, cartilage and bone! These cells aid in decreasing inflammation and pain, as well as decreasing the healing time of injured or damaged tissues.

It is currently believed that both sources provide mesenchymal stem cells that are essential in the process of repairing damaged tissues in the body. Stem cell therapy is a quick and noninvasive procedure where the patient can get back to their everyday activity once they are done with their session. If you are experiencing chronic pain, you may begin to consider stem cell therapy. To learn more about stem cell therapy, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Improving Quality of Life With Stem Cell Therapy

Living with chronic pain makes everyday a struggle. Aging slows down healing, increases joint pain and stiffens joints. Injuries and degenerative diseases can make your body feel as if it will never be the same again, even after medication or surgeries. One does not just get used to living each day with immense pain in their knees, backs, shoulders or elbows.

This is no way to live your life; it isn’t possibly to be mentally or physically healthy when chronic pain is affecting your everyday life. This is where stem cell therapy comes in.

Stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine uses the body’s natural defenses to heal damaged tissue. Regain flexibility in the joints and the ability to live your life pain-free with this alternative and safe approach to orthopedic medicine.

Adult stem cells are extracted from your own body and injected into the problem area through a non-invasive procedure. These cells, taken from fat or bone marrow, have the ability to transform into other types of cells. This is why stem cell therapy is effective for so many different conditions. It quickly boosts the healing process in a natural way by regenerating damaged tissue.

This simple procedure takes less than 2 hours in sessions of up to 15 minutes each. The patient undergoing the procedure is fully awake the entire time and is able to leave immediately after each session. Depending on the severity of the condition, most patients require 1-3 sets of injections spaced apart.

Don’t let chronic pain lower your quality of life and ruin your everyday life. To learn more about stem cell therapy, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Friday, April 17, 2015

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

Stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine are all about using your own body to repair and heal injured tissue in the body. Platelet Rich Plasma, also called PRP, can be used in these therapies to assist in repairing the damage.

What exactly is PRP?

Blood plasma that has high autologous concentration of a group of cells called platelets and growth factors. This is different from stem cells, yet both use the body’s own natural reparative factors to heal.

How is PRP obtained?

With a simple and safe blood draw, a small amount of your blood is collected using a special collection of tubes. Once the blood is obtained, the platelets and growth factors in the blood are separated from other components using a centrifuge.

What does PRP do?

After the platelets are separated, the concentrated blood is administered back into the body, in the problem area. The high concentration of platelets delivers powerful does of growth factors, accelerating the healing process and enhancing tissue repair.

How is PRP used?

It can be used in a variety of ways in orthopedic and aesthetic medicine. PRP treatments are used repeatedly to attract stem cells to the site of an injury. Pairing stem cell therapy with PRP boosts the healing process.

Whether you are suffering from an injury, degenerative disease or aging, these treatments can help repair the body and reduce chronic pain. If you have any more questions about PRP or stem cell therapy, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Preparing For Stem Cell Therapy

After doing the research, you’ve decided that stem cell therapy is the right option for you. You’ve exhausted every other option and have grown sick of living your life with chronic pain in your joints, shoulders or back. Now it is time to prepare your body for this non-invasive, low risk procedure.

We encourage our patients to do a simple detox before their stem cell therapy treatment in order to prepare the body to be in the best condition to receive the stem cells. Refraining from consumption of alcohol and cigarettes a full week before the procedure is advised.

Here at Spine & Joint Center, we suggest Vitamin Therapy before undergoing the stem cell therapy treatment. It cleanses your system of toxins, as well as infuses vitamins and minerals into your bloodstream. These vitamins are important for your cells and can help them carry out important functions. Having a good balance of these vitamins will enhance the effect of the stem cell therapy treatment.

If you want to get the best results for stem cell therapy, make sure you prepare your body as much as you can. Creating a healthy environment in your body will help it repair itself.

Once you undergo these preparations, the actual stem cell therapy procedure is quick and simple. The stem cells that are extracted from your fat cells or bone marrow are introduced back into the body through injections to the site of the pain. The repairing process starts right away as your own cells help to heal your body.

If you have any more questions about preparing for stem cell therapy, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Stem Cell Therapy: Is It Safe?

Stem cell therapy is a revolutionary treatment that can help ease chronic pain resulting from a number of injuries, diseases and aging. You may be wondering if this is all just too good to be true and whether or not it is safe. Stem cell therapy is typically a low risk procedure and we make sure that our patients are well prepared before the procedure takes place.

Before we perform the stem cell therapy procedure, we take a thorough look at your medical history. There is also a routine physical and an imaging evaluation. Our physicians will then determine if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy.

The procedure itself is non-invasive and is done quickly in an outpatient fashion. We use a very simple in and out method when injecting the stem cells we extracted from your bone marrow or fat. Our injections are all done under fluoroscopy to visualize the injury site. This gives us the ability to provide an accurate treatment.

Once the treatment is done, the patient is free to go home. All patients are unique and have different experiences. Some may experience minor soreness for a couple of days following the procedure. Commonly, a patient can get back to their regular activity after 2 or 3 days.

There is a minimal chance of side effects when it comes to stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine. Since the stem cells are coming directly from your body, there is no chance of rejection and very low chance of an allergic reaction.

Stem cell therapy restores your body’s natural balance and maximizes your cells’ healing potential. If stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine sound like the right option for you, comment below or contact us directly.

Monday, February 23, 2015

What Is Regenerative Medicine?

Did you know that there is a growing crisis in organ transplantation? There are approximately 90,000 patients on the waiting list for a transplant in the United States. This, combined with the increasingly aging population, has driven a search for new and alternative therapies.

That’s where regenerative medicine comes in. This emerging branch of medicine uses adult stem cells to creative living and functional tissues to regenerate and repair tissue and organs in the body that are damaged due to age, disease or injury. A patient’s own stem cells can be injected into these damaged areas, regenerating new cells and tissues by performing a “repair and renewal process”, which restores functionality.

The goal of regenerative medicine is to restore organ and tissue function in people whose bodies’ own responses are not sufficient enough to restore functional tissue. Major surgeries do not always get the job done or get your body back to its optimal state.

With this form of medicine, your body’s own ability to repair itself can be restored in a very specific location by retracting stem cells from your own fat or bone marrow and injecting them back into the affected area.

Adult adipose stem cells and bone marrow stem cells have the ability to differentiate into different cells, such as tendons, cartilage, muscle and bone. The ability to create new cells through regenerative medicine allows the repair of damaged tissues in the body that are damaged from disease, injuries or aging.

Research is still being done, but with each new discovery, lives are being changed and improved every day. This is just the beginning of regenerative medicine; there are so many unmet medical needs that could be addressed using regenerative technologies. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for this revolutionary medical practice!

To learn more about stem cell therapy, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Reducing Chronic Pain with Stem Cell Therapy

If you suffer from chronic pain, you know that everyday tasks become increasingly difficult. As we age, we are more prone to pains and injuries that heal much slower than when we were younger. The joints in our bodies start to degenerate and break down, causing the inability to perform the most basic daily activities. Aging stops the body from healing properly from damage, which leads to joint pain, swelling and stiffness.

It is not just aging that gives us pain. There are injuries and diseases that are sometimes too severe to easily bounce back from. Spinal disc injuries, herniated discs, inflammation, sciatica, tennis elbow or shoulder injuries really affect our quality of life because of the chronic pain that comes with it.

How can one have a happy and healthy life when living this way?

Often times, even drastic surgeries don’t totally repair damage to your body in order to return the body to its optimal state. Stem cell therapy might be the best option for you.

Regenerative medicine or stem cell therapy can help reduce excruciating pain and inflammation in all of these instances. Stem cell therapy regenerates damaged tissue to help the body repair naturally and quickly. It restores and enhances the body’s own natural healing process and is minimally invasive as well.

The procedure is simple; stem cells are taken from the patient’s body from bone marrow or fat sells in 15 minute sessions. These cells are then introduced back into the body through injections to the site of pain. They have the ability to transform into other cell types, which is what makes stem cell therapy so effective for a wide range of conditions. You may be amazed with the results! Many patients experience results within 6-8 weeks after only one treatment.

If you are experiencing chronic pain, you may begin to consider stem cell therapy. To learn more about stem cell therapy, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Treating Spinal Pain With Stem Cell Therapy

People with chronic back pain know that the healing and recovery can take a very long time with traditional practices. Even after taking medication or having surgery, your body may still never be the same. If you suffer from back pain caused by a spinal cord injury, degenerative disease or an inflammatory condition, you might be a good candidate for Stem Cell Spine Therapy.

Regenerative medicine, or stem cell therapy, could help reduce the pain by taking advantage of the body’s natural ability to repair itself. It is a safe, non-surgical alternative to treating many orthopedic conditions; and since it is using the body’s own cells, there is little risk of adverse effects or allergic reactions.

There are three simple steps to this process: harvesting, isolation and injection. This treatment uses stem cells from your own body to reduce pain and inflammation. Adult adipose stem cells are extracted from the body and then concentrated and re-administered. This allows the healing process the begin right away. Cells can be extracted from fat or bone marrow and have the ability to transform into other cell types. This is what makes stem cell therapy so effective for a wide range of conditions.

The total procedure takes less than 2 hours, in sessions of up to 15 minutes each, and you will be fully awake and able to walk right out the door as soon as you are finished. Most patients require 2-4 sets of injections spaced apart, depending on the severity of the condition. Many patients experience results within 6-8 weeks after only 1 treatment.

If this sounds like something you may be interested in, call Spine & Joint Center in New Jersey at (201) 288-7246. To learn more about stem cell therapy, comment below or contact us directly.

Monday, January 12, 2015

What Are Stem Cells?

At Spine and Joint Center, we stand firmly behind the benefits and effectiveness of regenerative medicine. Stem Cell Therapy is the process of obtaining stem cells from an adult patient and then concentrating them and administering them back into the patient's own body. But what exactly are stem cells?

Stem cells are a special class of human cells that can self renew, multiply indefinitely and also create specialized cells. They can be used to treat or prevent a disease or condition through modern practices. Some stem cells have the ability to develop into different types of cells or regenerate to aid in the replacement of damaged cells.

Adult Adipose Stem Cells are collected via a mini liposuction procedure. These are the cells that have regenerative properties and can be used to make new blood vessels. This process is essential for oxygen and nutrient delivery to the tissues. Bone Marrow Stem Cells are collected by being aspirated from the hip bone. They have the ability to repair and differentiate into ligaments, cartilage and bone.

The potential that stem cell therapy holds is extensive and is growing more each day.

Stem cells can decrease the healing time of injured or damaged tissues, regenerate tissues that have been damaged or lost by disease, promote circulation, and decrease inflammation and pain. Stem cells even have the ability to become other cell types, such as heart cells or muscle cells.

 The use of stem cells can enhance the quality of human life exponentially.

There are many uses for regenerative medicine, whether it is to alleviate shoulder injury pain or to combat long-term knee pain. To learn more about stem cell therapy, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.