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How are Regenerative Stem Cells Collected And Used?

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Our Regenerative Stem Cell Treatment is a revolutionary breakthrough treatment option for people suffering from inflammation, reduced mobility, sports injuries, tissue and ligament damage, or chronic pain. Regenerative Cell Therapy is an injectable solution, that oftentimes leaves the patient feeling relief after only ONE treatment. This cutting edge treatment takes the best components from all the current non-invasive treatment options and puts them into one.

 

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Stem cells are neutral cells in your body that are used specifically to help your body recover from injuries and to help your body have full cell regeneration. When you have an injury—such as a cut—your blood will send blood platelets to the area of injury to clot the wound. At the same time, neutral stem cells are released into the bloodstream, following those blood platelets. Your body rebuilds tissue and cells in the area of injury because of stem cells. That is how a wound will become a scab and eventually you’ll have the area repaired once more.

You are born with the most stem cells you will have, or that come from your own body. Those cells are used as needed and can diminish in number over time. However, certain areas of your body do have some form of stem cell production. The bone marrow in your bones is where blood cells are made every day. Your body also has a small stem cell production in this area as well.

Hemopoietic stem cells reside in your bone marrow and produce cells needed for your blood and immune system function. In fact, when cancer patients receive stem cell transplants to their bone marrow (which are bone marrow transplants), their body can jumpstart their stem cell production once more in this area. So, not only can stem cells become other cells, but they can produce certain cells your body needs to live. However, for the most part, your stem cell production is small after you are born. Because of this, stem cell treatments exist as a way for patients to get donated stem cells to boost their healing and regeneration.

 

What Treatments Do We Offer?

Studies have found that stem cell production is slow and doesn’t happen as much the more you age. Various treatment options have been developed to allow patients regenerative stem cells from donor sources utilizing:

  1. Adipose tissue collection: Adipose stem cells are derived by removing a small amount of adipose tissue (fat) from the area just above the love handles or abdomen.
  2. Bone marrow collection: Bone marrow cells are from your pelvis then placed in a centrifuge causing the stem cells and growth factors to be extracted from the bone marrow and used for treatment.
  3. Cord Blood or Amniotic membrane allograft: This Regenerative Cell Treatment is collected from mother’s who have donated their placental tissue after delivering a child by c-section birth.

What Different Kinds of Stem Cells Are There?

Stem cells are divided into two classes: pluripotent and multipotent. Pluripotent stem cells can create any type of cell in the body except those needed to support and develop a fetus in the womb. Multipotent stem cells are restricted to becoming only a small number of different cell types. Stem cells can divide and renew themselves for long periods, they are dynamic in their ability to differentiate, and they can create specialized cell types. This ability stem cells have to self-renew and to differentiate is what sets them apart from the rest. Self-renewing stem cells are able to divide and regenerate more stem cells. Differentiating stem cells can transform into the specialized, mature cells that your tissues and organs need. Stem cells are divided into several different classifications based on how they are collected and used:

  • Embryonic Stem Cells: Originate in the earliest stages of development. Embryonic stem cells are distinct from other stem cells because they are pluripotent—they can work in all three primary germ layers and can generate all of the 220+ cells found in the adult human body. Because of this, the potential of embryonic stem cells may well be limitless.
  • Adult (or Tissue Specific) Stem Cells: Materialize during fetal development and stay in the body throughout life.
  • Amniotic Stem Cells: Derived from the amniotic sac. Unlike embryonic stem cells, amniotic cells are not pluripotent. They are “multipotent”; they can only differentiate into certain cell types.  Creating stem cells from a patient’s own tissue eradicates problems with immune rejection and avoids the controversial use of embryos. But their inability to morph into as many tissue types as real embryonic cells remains a limitation.
  • Cord-Blood Stem Cells: These stem cells are derived from umbilical cords. Cord-blood stem cells are also multipotent. Although they are limited in their offerings, cord-blood stem-cell transplants have become a viable alternative to bone-marrow transplants for treating blood disorders like leukemia, when a bone-marrow match is unavailable.
  • Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPS Cells): Engineered by scientists in a laboratory from specialized cells (like from the skin) that have shared qualities to those of embryonic stem cells.

Using Stem Cells

Currently, stem cell injections are widely used to help with chronic pain management including issues like arthritis, osteoarthritis and other joint pain/dysfunction. Patients can donate stem cells from sources such as after birth with the amniotic sac and additional birth materials. Patients can donate their own stem cells to others, or they can use stem cells from one area of their body for another area of the body that is in pain.

 

Cell transplant therapy using the patient’s own cells, is now widely used to replace cartilage between joints. Stem cells can come from the sources we listed above as donations or from the patient themselves. We only use non-controversial sources for our regenerative stem cell therapy injections and we do them on a case-by-case basis. To learn more about our regenerative stem cells and how they can help your chronic pain and degenerative conditions, call Stem Cell Centers at (877) 808-0016!