Stem Cell Therapy and The Benefits of Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative stem cell therapy is gaining a lot of attention nowadays. Since regenerative medicine and treatment are meant to challenge traditional invasive treatments, regenerative stem cell therapy is one of the most popular treatments out there. Regenerative Medicine adopts 3 interrelated strategies:

1. Rejuvenation:

Rejuvenation means improving human body’s natural capability of healing itself. After a cut, your skin heals within a couple of days, while other organs don’t fix themselves as promptly.

As it turns out, cells in the body once thought to be no longer capable of dividing themselves– including the greatly specialized cells constituting the lungs, heart, and nerves –have been proved to be able to restore and possess some capability to heal themselves. Regenerative treatments enhance the self-healing processes.

2. Replacement:

Replacement involves utilizing healthy cells, organs or tissues from a donor, to replace damaged ones. Organ transplants such as liver and heart transplants are excellent examples.

3. Regeneration:

Regeneration involves providing particular types of cells or cell products to unhealthy tissues or organs, where they will eventually repair organ and tissue function. This can be possible through cell-based treatment or by utilizing cell products, namely growth factors. Bone marrow transplants are a good example.

Regenerative stem cell therapy holds the guarantee of the best, inexpensive health care solutions that heal the body from within.

The role of stem cells in regenerative stem cell therapy

Through a process called cell differentiation, stem cells have the unique ability to grow into several different types of cells, such as brain cells, skin cells, lung cells and much more. Stem cells are a key element of regenerative medicine, as they unlock new ways for clinical applications.

A variety of stem cells is used in Regenerative Medicine. Each type has distinctive qualities, with some being more adaptable than others.

Many of the regenerative therapies use the particular patient’s own stem cells for treatment. For an instance, a patient’s own skin cells may be collected and re-programmed in a lab to infuse certain characteristics in them and injected back into the patient to treat his or her ailment.

Amniotic stem cells have similar characteristics as all stem cells. In fact, all stem cells have mainly two characteristics– they replicate and differentiate. So, what does this mean? Replicate means they create new cells and differentiate means that the stem cells can transform into the different kind of cell that is essential for your body. When stem cells are injected, stem cells travel to the particular body part (injured). This is done by chemotaxis signaling by the damaged cells. Many times when stem cells are injected into your body, they go to multiple locations. Then they differentiate and transform into the cells that body requires in that spot. It is an interesting and efficient way of healing.

What is the process?

There is absolutely zero pain, since the most sterile techniques and sufficient anesthesia are used. This procedure can be performed in about an hour and is done in a physician’s office. At Chicagoland Medical, we prefer amniotic stem cells.

As with other types of regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy works better in some conditions than others. Chicagoland Medical offers stem cell injections for many conditions including the following:

  • Extremity Arthritis including hip, shoulder, knee and ankle arthritis
  • Sacroiliac joint arthritis
  • Spinal arthritis of neck and back
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis and tears
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Hair Loss
  • Muscle Strains
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Regenerative stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the restorative response of unhealthy, dead or damaged tissue using stem cells. Stem cells and their use in regenerative medicine have created a lot of buzz in the media lately. Physicians and researchers at the Center for Regenerative Medicine believe that it is completely a new and effective way to treat and manage chronic diseases such as heart failure, diabetes, joint and bone conditions and degenerative nerve.

    Stem cell rich injections are now accessible for patients who are dealing with painful conditions or chronic diseases. This symbolizes a potential revolution in pain management for patients dealing with the arm, back, shoulder, neck, and leg pain.

    For many decades, the ultimate standard pain management treatment for spinal or extremity pain issues has been steroid injections. Most doctors advise against these injections and recommend not going for it more than once every few months. Moreover, if multiple joints are being injected, the total quantity of steroid going into the body can add up very quickly.

    For a long period of time, the Holy Grail for arthritis and soft tissue injury was to find a cell regenerating injection substance which both eases pain and helps regenerate soft tissue or bone. While steroid injections only help with the temporary pain relief, the anti-inflammatory, non-steroidal, stem cell injections that are processed from amniotic fluid have the potential for cartilage and soft tissue regeneration along with offering pain relief.

    The regenerative effects of stem cells have been demonstrated in both the labs as well as in animal studies. The non-steroidal regenerative stem cell therapy injection is prepared from the amniotic fluid of live donors and is not embryonic since stem cells derived from embryos have ethical issues and also they have a higher tumor risk. The amniotic stem cells are not pluripotent, meaning they do not have the capability of differentiating into all cell types. However, they are able to differentiate into most cell categories, including, muscle, bone, and cartilage, which is the most essential for orthopedic and pain management injections. Stem cells are the basic building blocks of the human body and are quickly becoming the ultimate repair therapy of the medical science.

    One of the best advantages of stem cell therapy is that it has been proven to significantly improve the condition of countless people with degenerative diseases. Stem cell therapy has paved the way for effective treatment of many chronic pain conditions. This offers a great opportunity for discovering cures and treatments for a wide variety of diseases.

    At Chicagoland Medical, our expert team provides the opportunity for every fitting patient to benefit from regenerative stem cell therapy.

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