Stem cells are our body’s natural internal repair system. They seek out damage in the body and work to regenerate damaged tissue. Research continues to show an increasing number of potential benefits from the anti-inflammatory, immune modulating, and regenerative actions of these stem cells.
Role of Stem Cells
They guide the development from embryo to a living baby and then help that body heal itself throughout its lifetime. There is an abundance of stem cells during the early growth period and during the period the human is more active and in need of repair from use or accident. Over the years the number of cells become less and less as the body ages and their healing ability lessens. This is why the young heal right away and the elderly heal so slowly.
Is it any wonder why older people have joint pains and joint damage that can’t heal and some end up with surgery? Surgery should be our last recourse as it can be fraught with complications like infections that can be disabling and even life threatening!
Enter Mesenchymal Stem cell therapy. This wonderful modality is being used to boost or augment our body’s natural ability to heal that decreases as we age. These miraculous cells can help you manage joint inflammation, injury, and pain and restore more normal function to allow you to Live Your Best Life.
Use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Recently it was discovered that Mesenchymal Stem cells are the most effective in repairing and replacing damaged and deteriorated tissues in the knee, hip, and other joints that experience heavy wear and tear. The richest source of this pluripotent stem cell is from the umbilical cord and placenta. (Mesen- chymal (meh-ZE-kih-mul) cells develop into connective tissue, blood vessels, and lymphatic tissue.)
Regenerative medicine is one of the most exciting frontiers of health science simply because of the potential that it holds.
Recent clinical trials have used stem cells derived from cord blood to treat diabetes, cerebral palsy, and peripheral vascular disease with posititve results. It has also shown promise in treating heart disease, brain and spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, and much more. (source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Institutes of Health)
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate for stem cell therapy?
Anyone with Joint pain, degenerative arthritis, and especially those wishing to avoid the expense, inconvenience, and possible complications often associated with major joint surgery. Mesenchymal stem cell therapy has been found to be a great way to remediate joint pain in a more natural, less invasive way.
Where do the Mesenchymal Stem cells come from?
The Mesenchymal Stem cells utilized at Renew come from a low risk population in Utah and donors are thoroughly screened to exceed tissue banking standards. The mother signs a consent form, donating the placenta and umbilical cord blood to the laboratory after the live birth of a healthy baby. Only cord blood cells from healthy mothers and pregnancies are utilized.
Are There any Possible Side Effects ?
These are rare but can include minor flu-like symptoms or injection site discomfort. We minimize these risks by including a dose of ozone in the joint after the mesenchymal stem cells are injected. Ozone kills any known pathogens and eliminates any minimal risk of infection, and the extra oxygen boosts the healing potential.
How Long Will It Take to See Results?
Results vary by the patient. This varies due to the nature and severity of the patients joint condition and underlying health. A slow steady improvement is seen each week with notable results seen in 8 weeks but full benefit is often not seen until 6-9 months .
Are there any possible Down Sides to Doing Regenerative treatments?
Not Doing it – the longer you wait the more difficult your condition may become to improve. Mild changes respond more favorably than more advanced cases.
Does Insurance Cover any of the Regenerative Therapies?
Not at this time.
What does this cost?
It depends on your age, your other medical condition(s), the joint condition, and your examination and so varies on a case by case basis. If you’re interested in finding out schedule a consultation now.