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What Are Mesenchymal Stem Cells and How Can They Help Me?

December 07, 2020 | Mesenchymal Stem Cell injection

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Stem cell therapy has been called everything from controversial to miraculous. But despite the buzz, there’s no denying that stem cell therapy is an effective treatment for a wide variety of health concerns, especially those that cause chronic pain.

If you suffer from chronic pain, you’ve likely tried every treatment possible. And while they may not have been successful, at least you understood them. But if you’re considering stem cell therapy as the next step in your chronic pain treatment plan, you may be in the dark about this unfamiliar process.

Here to shed light on the subject, Dr. Neel Amin at Advanced Relief Institute answers all your questions about this ground-breaking regenerative medicine and evaluates your symptoms and condition. If you’re a good candidate, Dr. Neel Amin will treat your chronic pain at the source with mesenchymal stem cell therapy. Here’s everything you need to know.

A closer look at mesenchymal stem cells

While the term stem cell sounds mysterious, it’s actually quite simple.

Unlike all the other cells in your body that are limited to one job only, like muscle cells or bones cells, stem cells are neutral and changeable, meaning they can transform into almost any type of cell in your body (skin, blood, brain, etc.).

Mesenchymal stem cells are special stem cells that come from various places in the human body, including bone marrow, fat tissue, the Wharton’s jelly layer of the umbilical cord, and placental tissue also known as mesenchyme.

The Wharton’s jelly layer in the umbilical cord contains important proteins and growth factors that promote healing and reduce inflammation. Mesenchymal stem cells from placental tissue and amniotic fluid also have high levels of potent growth factors.

Fetuses use these growth factors to develop in the mother’s womb, and once injected into the site of your chronic pain, those growth factors go to work regenerating lost, damaged, or injured tissues in your body.

Healthy women who have delivered a fully developed baby donate these cells, which are frozen immediately. The mesenchymal cells we use to go to an FDA lab called Predictive Biotech where scientists prepare them for stem cell therapy.

Mesenchymal stem cells therapy explained

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative medicine. It aims to treat medical conditions caused by damaged or degenerated tissues. When these cells are injected into the site of injury or illness, they trigger the regeneration and multiplication of healthy, new cells. So, if you have ruptured muscle tissue, lacerated skin, or degenerated cartilage, stem cells replace the old cells with fresh ones that continue to thrive in the future.

A few of the conditions currently benefiting from stem cell therapy include orthopedic issues, traumatic injuries, and some autoimmune disorders. In some cases, stem cell therapy may be able to improve Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, osteoarthritis, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and complications from a stroke.

Mesenchymal stem cells and your chronic pain

Whether chronic pain takes the form of persistent headaches, stiff joints, lower back pain, numbness, sudden stabs, or deep, dull aches, it can be either a symptom of an underlying medical problem or a condition unto itself. Either way, it likely involves inflammation and nerve irritation or damage.

That’s where stem cell therapy comes in. Because mesenchymal stem cells come from umbilical and amniotic substances, they’re chock full of powerful healing and regenerative capabilities and can reverse the effects of age and injury-related pain conditions by growing new, healthy cells in the place of damaged ones.

The stem cells transform themselves into other cells like:

  • Cartilage cells
  • Bone cells
  • Muscle cells
  • Neural cells
  • Skin cells

Once injected into your body, the mesenchymal stem cells rush to the site of the injury and damage and begin restoring lost cells. This process is not an immediate cure but you can expect instant relief from inflammation-related pain. Then, over the next six months and beyond, the treatments continue to improve your symptoms as the new tissues replace the old.

When you’re ready to address your chronic pain at the source, contact our East Fort Lauderdale, Florida office at 954-458-1199, or schedule an appointment online.