Stem cell therapy refers to treatments for pain relief that utilize your body’s own bone marrow or adipose tissue or the tissue of a close relative. These treatments have been around for quite a while, but they are not what we use to treat painful conditions.
We prefer to use regenerative medicine treatments containing Wharton’s jelly-derived regenerative tissue that has a wealth of growth factors and healing compounds.
Our treatments are not stem cell therapy, and it’s always important to explore your options before deciding on a non-surgical treatment to help relieve pain.
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Different Types of Stem Cell Therapy
When talking about stem cell therapy, there are really only two types of treatments that qualify.
These are adipose tissue stem cell therapy and bone marrow stem cell therapy.
Each of these treatments carries a certain degree of risk, and it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the details of the treatments before you move forward.
Here is some more information about each therapy:
Bone Marrow – This stem cell therapy takes cells from your bone marrow, or the bone marrow of a close relative, to be used to help relieve your health condition. To extract the cells from bone marrow, doctors need to drill into the bone, making it a highly invasive and painful procedure.
There is also the added risk of infection, and the quality of the treatment may be affected if the stem cells rush to the site of the new wound instead of their intended target.
It’s also important to note that stem cells extracted from your bone marrow have aged right along with you and have likely lost some of their healing capabilities.
Adipose Tissue – This procedure extracts stem cells from your fat tissue, also known as adipose, to be used for pain relief. One issue with taking cells from fat tissue is that toxins are often stored in fat tissue, which can find their way back into your body with the injection.
Also, like stem cells from your bone marrow, these cells have aged with you and may not be as potent as younger cells or tissue.
Regenerative Cellular Therapy for Pain Relief
Our doctor does not do traditional stem cell therapy. Instead we use Wharton’s jelly-derived regenerative cells because of the healing components it contains. This human cellular tissue comes from donated umbilical cords. The willing mothers have donated after a scheduled C-section.
The cells are still young and potent. They contain a range of powerful healing compounds still at their full healing powers.
Some of the properties that are in our cellular injections include:
- Growth factors
- Amino acids
- Hyaluronic acid
- And more
Once injected into your damaged or degraded tissue, the cells get to work. They assist your body’s own healing mechanism to resolve the underlying cause of your pain. The process is quick, has little to no risk. Patients are typically in and out the same day.
There is also little to no chance of rejection. The components within the tissue are still so new and have yet to form their own immune system.
If you’ve been considering stem cell therapy in Renton, Kent, Bellevue or any city in King County, call us today at (425) 271-4543 to schedule a free consultation.