Over the past few decades, Stem Cell Therapy has become increasingly popular due to its innovative ability to treat various conditions of arthritis, joint pain, and other autoimmune diseases.
While this magnificent form of Regenerative Therapy is on the rise, it’s imperative to know that not all Stem Cell Therapy treatment is created equal. At Greenwood Regenerative Medicine, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the most advanced stem cell therapy treatment available.
Not All Stem Cell Treatment is Created Equal
Several components go into a successful treatment. Let’s dive into the five critical elements of optimal Stem Cell Therapy Treatment:
1. The Type of Stem Cells Matters
Stem cells are an organic material present throughout the human body with the ability to trigger the natural healing process of repairing damaged, inflamed, and degenerated joints caused by arthritis. Stem cells are unspecialized cells that have the innate ability to divide themselves and develop into new cells and joint tissue. There are two main types of Stem Cells; Adult Stem Cells and Embryonic Stem Cells.
Adult Stem Cells
Adult stem cells are present in numerous areas throughout the human body, including bone marrow, blood vessels, brain muscle, skin cells, liver tissue, etc. Although there are multiple adult stem cells present throughout the body, these adult stem cells are minimal when it comes to being able to regenerate and form new cells. This is especially true when the body ages since the stem cells lay dormant until naturally triggered to regenerate when needed.
Embryonic Stem Cells
Embryonic Stem Cells are young, pluripotent stem cells with the natural ability to split in half and transform into any cell in the human body. These stem cells are regularly used to regenerate organ cells and tissue.
Umbilical Cord Stem Cells are the most effective in stem cell therapy.
Umbilical Cord Stem Cells are embryonic stem cells made up of MSCs that aid in reducing inflammation and regenerating tissue without rejecting organ and tissue transplants. Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are multipotent stem cells, meaning they can divide and regenerate into different types of cells and tissues without being rejected by the body’s natural immune response. While MSCs do not create new cells, they trigger further growth of cells and body tissue, including cartilage, fat cells, and bone cells. As we age, the number of MSCs will decrease, making it harder for the body to regenerate.
Unlike adult stem cells, the human body’s immune system cannot recognize umbilical cord stem cells as foreign substances, increasing their ability to regenerate damaged cells in the body without rejection. In addition, the potency of umbilical cord stem cells is much greater in comparison to adult stem cells, increasing their efficiency in regenerating.
2. The Way Stem Cells are Sourced and Stored is Crucial
Umbilical Cord Stem cells are derived from the umbilical cord blood of a healthy newborn baby. Both the mother and the baby must undergo an extensive pre-screening process before donating their stem cells to ensure they are healthy.
Once the mother and baby are adequately pre-screened, the stem cells are donated to an FDA-approved and regulated Laboratory. Once the Umbilical Cord Stem Cells are gathered from the source, they must be cryogenically frozen for optimal preservation.
3. The Way Stem Cells are Administered Makes an Impact
Stem cell therapy treatment is performed using injections that are non-evasive and quick to administer. Although there is little to no downtime after administering stem cells into a patient’s damaged joints, your doctor must use ultrasound technology to ensure proper guidance and precision. A study shows that Stem cell therapy administered using Ultrasound technology guidance is 30-40% more effective and increases the therapeutic effect of stem cell injections by 71%.
Compared to those who received Stem Cell treatment without Ultrasounds technology guidance, 63% of patients who received Ultrasound Guided Stem Cell therapy experienced less pain in just under two weeks.
4. Hyaluronic Acid Injections Increase the Success Rate of Stem Cell Therapy
Hyaluronic Acid injections play an influential role in improving the success rate of Stem Cell Therapy patients.
Hyaluronic Acid lubricates the joint cushions and plays the role of a scaffold protein, ensuring that the injected Stem Cells have a structured mesh-like material to cling onto when injected into joints. Hyaluronic Acid injections amplify the effect of Stem Cell therapy injections when treating joint pain and inflammation, especially in patients suffering from osteoarthritis of the knee.
5. Patients Must Follow Up With Range of Motion Exercises
Human Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy is a safe and effective form of regenerative therapy for treating and preventing arthritic joint pain. On average, the effect of just a single Stem Cell injection can last decades. Every 24 hours, approximately 1.2 million Human Umbilical Cord Stem Cells are duplicated, and these Stem Cells will then regenerate joint cells for an entire year.
It’s not enough to replace these cells, and to make sure these new stem cells continue to regenerate correctly; patients will need to follow up with a range of motion exercises. We guide our patients with a post-treatment range of motion exercise routine to ensure long lasting effects.
Greenwood Regenerative Medicine Performs Advanced Stem Cell Therapy Treatment
At Greenwood Regenerative Medicine, we perform the most advanced form of Stem Cell Therapy treatment as a proactive and preventative approach to trigger the body’s natural healing process. Stem Cells work to activate cellular regeneration and repair damaged joint tissue. Our highly qualified medical specialists use FDA-approved Human Umbilical Stem Cells when performing injections using ultrasound technology.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Right for You?
Stem Cell Therapy is both a safe and effective non-surgical regenerative treatment option. Our stem cell therapy patients experience a swift recovery with little to no complications.
If you are interested in learning if Stem Cell Therapy treatment is the right choice for you, contact Greenwood Regenerative Medicine today.
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