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.

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