What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is the administration of umbilical cord stem cells (UCSC) into a patient’s body based on the recommendation from your medical provider or nurse practitioner. The cells can be administered through injection or IV infusion to maximize the therapy’s reach.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that are capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type. They have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body and serve as what can be accurately described as an “internal repair system,” replenishing other cells. Each divided cell has the potential to become another type of cell with a specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.
Where do stem cells come from?
Umbilical Cord Stem Cells are derived exclusively from the umbilical cord tissue of healthy birthed babies & healthy mothers, which is the safest and least-invasive method of extraction available.
What do stem cells do?
Seek out degeneration: They build, repair, and grow new tissue
Anti-inflammatory: They are effective in reducing inflammation
Immunomodulatory: They help modulate the body’s immune responses
What makes them special?
It’s the future of medicine. A search of www.clinicaltrials.gov provides information on more than 4,000 clinical trials being conducted worldwide.
Pluripotent: A pluripotent cell has the capability of developing into various types of cells or tissues
self-renewal: Stem cells replicate themselves every 28 hours for 65 generations, giving rise to millions of undifferentiated cells
Advantages of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells Therapy
- Stem cells are immune system privileged, so anyone can be treated.
- Stem cells support anti-inflammatory activity, immune modulating capacity, and contain the optimum ability to stimulate regeneration.
- Stem cells can be administered multiple times in uniform dosages that contain high cells counts.
- Stem cells can be administered two ways: intra-articular (injected directly) or through an intravenous (I.V.) infusion.
1 Before the Therapy
If possible, stop or reduce all aspirin products, non-steroidals, Vitamin E supplementation, and the use of fish oil at least five days before the therapy. Be sure to stay hydrated prior to the procedure.
2 The Therapy
The duration of the therapy is short, simple, and can take between ten to twenty minutes depending on the amount administered and the procedure chosen. This time will include cleaning and prepping the injection points.
3 After the Therapy
If possible, stop or reduce anti-inflammatory medication for at least one to two weeks. Remember: Stem cells replicate every 28 hours through 65 cycles of replication.
At 3-4 Weeks Post-Therapy: Light exercises and stretching; no high-impact activities.
One Month Post-Therapy: Aggressive stretching, light-weight training; as tolerated by joints
Second Month-Post Therapy: Increase workout regiment and sport-specific activities
Is it Safe? And why?
Yes! The use of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells is FDA cleared and our provider abides by all of the most stringent medical guidelines. Your comfort, safety, and recovery are the top concern.
The cells are rigorously tested and screened under NIH, FDA, AATB, and AABB guidelines.
Because UCSC are less mature than other cells, the body’s immune system is unable to recognize them as foreign and therefore, they are not rejected. There has never been a documented instance of rejection in graft vs. host.
Journal of Translational Medicine 2007, Stem Cell Therapy for Autism. Thomas E. Ichim, Fabio Solano, Eduardo Glenn, Frank Morales, Leonard Smith, George Zabrecky, and Neil H. Riordan
Commonly treated conditions with stem cell therapy
- Knee Injuries and Conditions
- Patellofemoral Syndrome/Chondomalacia
- Pes anersine bursitis
- Baker’s cyst
- Patellar tendonitis
- Meniscus tear
- MCL sprain or tear
- ACL sprain or tear
- PCL sprain or tear
- LCL sprain or tear
- Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy
- Hamstrings Tendinopathy
- Hip Injuries and Conditions
- Labral / labrum tear
Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Injuries and Conditions
- Hand, Wrist and Rotator cuff tears
- Arthritis of the shoulder joint
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Labral tears or degeneration
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- AC Joint Separation
- Recurrent shoulder dislocations
- Hand Arthritis
- TFCC tear
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
- Back, Neck, and Disc Injuries and Conditions
- Lumbar facet injury
- Herniated or bulging disc
- Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
- SI Joint Syndrome
- Cervical instability
- Cervical facet injury
- Neck, back or rib instability
Foot and Ankle Injuries and Conditions
- Ankle Instability
- Peroneal tendon tear or split
- Ligament sprain or tear
- Sub-talar arthritis or instability
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar fasciitis
- Elbow Injuries and Conditions
- Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
- Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)