How Are Stem Cells Used in Regenerative Medicine?
For decades, the study of regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy has proven the natural healing properties of the body can be harnessed for restorative health benefits. Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine used to treat damaged or diseased tissue — in some cases without the need for invasive medical procedures.
Stem cell research has played an instrumental role in advancing scientific discoveries and modern medicine. It has been administered in the treatment of people with spinal cord injuries, heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, type 1 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and more.
What Is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine are therapies designed to harness the body’s innate healing and restorative capabilities to repair tissues and organs damaged by injuries, disease or aging. Regenerative medicine encompasses many fields of research and clinical practice, including stem cell therapy.
What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is under the umbrella of regenerative medicine. It targets damaged or diseased cells, organs and tissues and seeks to restore them using the body’s natural healing properties.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Your body produces stem cells, otherwise known as the “body’s raw materials” or “master cells.” These stem cells are what create the rest of the cells in your body by dividing into “daughter cells.” These daughter cells become new stem cells or differentiated cells such as:
- Blood cells
- Brain cells
- Bone cells
- Heart muscle cells
Stem cells are continuously generating new cell types — something no other cell in your body can do.
When stem cells are reintroduced or activated in the patient’s body, they rebuild and restore the targeted treatment area. This type of treatment works especially well in treating injuries and reducing pain through healing.
Seeking Stem Cell Therapy Treatments in Georgia
Our team at Non-Surgical Orthopaedics offers two forms of stem cell therapy:
- Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy – Derived from the amniotic fluid that surrounds a fetus during pregnancy, this form of treatment is injected into a patient’s desired treatment site. Amniotic fluid is rich in nutrients that are intended to boost the performance of your own body’s stem cells, ideally encouraging healing and regrowth. (Please note the amniotic fluid has been voluntarily donated by women after they have given birth via cesarian section.)
- Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Injections (BMAC) – Using your own bone marrow, BMAC injections are designed to help repair damaged tissue and reduce inflammation. This is a great treatment option for patients with cartilage deficiencies, bone fractures and osteoarthritis.
How Often Should You Get Stem Cell Therapy?
The frequency of stem cell therapies will depend on the condition or injury you intend to treat. Your orthopaedist may only recommend a couple injections for a relatively minor sports injury but a longer series of injections to slow osteoarthritic damage. Our regenerative therapy doctors at Non-Surgical Orthopaedics can advise you on the ideal treatment plan for your individual needs.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Right for You?
If you have delayed an invasive surgery or refused pharmaceutical drugs to treat your injury or condition, there are alternative options available to you. Many patients in the Marietta or Carrollton area have trusted Non-Surgical Orthopaedics to treat their injuries and acute or chronic pain through regenerative medicine techniques.
Our Board-Certified doctors are trained to guide and administer treatments that are designed to work with your body and promote healing.
Schedule a consultation with a member of our team to explore your options. Give our office a call at 770-421-1420 to learn more about stem cell therapies today.