REGENERATIVE STEM CELL THERAPY
Adult stem cells are undifferentiated, meaning they are cells which have not grown up and taken their final form and function. Adult stem cells are multipotent, meaning they are capable of differentiating into several possible types of cells. For example, both bone marrow and adipose derived stem cells, given the proper environment and cellular signals, can develop into new and healthy joint cartilage tissue or disc tissue.
How is it done?
Bone marrow aspirate is put through a strict laboratory protocol within a sterile, closed-system environment. This process yields a stem cell concentrate which is ready to be administered back into your body in the areas of greatest need; where they can start to repair and regenerate healthy, vibrant tissue. The stem cell concentrate is injected into the ailing joint, disc, or other injury location. These injections are carried out using real time x-ray guidance to ensure accurate and effective delivery to the ultimate target site. Our stem cell physicians each have over 20 years of experience performing these injection procedures. In some cases, it may also be beneficial to supplement the localized stem cell injection with additional systemic stem cell administration.
Regenerative stem cell therapy can significantly improve pain and increase function of joints such as arthritic shoulders, hips and knees, as well as cervical and lumbar discs.