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.