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.