We also provide one-on-one consultations for those who have researched stem cells and would like to get started right away.
How does Stem Cell Therapy work?
Stem cell treatment takes advantage of the body’s ability to repair itself. With stem cell therapy, the sports medicine physician injects stem cells from 1.) cord blood, 2.) platelet rich plasma, (PRP) 3.) adipose tissue from the patient, or 4.) bone marrow from the patient their your body. These stem cells have anti-inflammatory properties, similar to cortisone and steroid shots. However, stem cell therapy goes far beyond the benefits of standard “injection therapy.”
While cortisone and other drugs only provide temporary pain relief, stem cells actually restore degenerated tissue while providing pain relief. The growth factors in stem cells may replace damaged cells in your body. Additionally, stem cell injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing the pain and helping restore mobility.
What benefits does stem cell therapy offer?
Stem cell therapy is very safe and effective. Learn more about several benefits this treatment has to offer:
- Stem cells contain no steroids. Instead, the injections rely on naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents, such as cytokines.
- Stem cells contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates cartilage and promotes new cartilage growth.
- Stem cells contain growth factors, which stimulate tissue growth.
- With stem cells, there is no threat of patient rejection.
- Lastly, cord blood stem cells are a highly concentrated source of stem cells.
Are stem cell injections safe?
Yes. More than 70,000 injections have been performed without a single reported adverse side effect.
- Cord blood stem cell therapy is a preferred type of stem cell therapy because the cells come from an immunoprivileged site, which means that patient-rejection is extremely rare.
- The use of stem cells is well researched, safe, and effective. Stem cells have been used by ophthalmologists and plastic surgeons for about 20 years.
- All stem cell donors go through a rigorous screening process, as determined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).