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What Is Wharton’s Jelly and How Does It Help Me?

February 23, 2021 | Mesenchymal Stem Cell injection

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According to the CDC, chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care, and for good reason. Living with chronic pain can result in serious physical side effects like lack of mobility and function, and psychological and emotional impacts like anxiety and depression.

Unfortunately, treating your pain can often require prescription medications or invasive procedures.

Dr. Neel Amin wants to offer you a different solution. He provides comprehensive non-surgical solutions to pain management, including those derived from Wharton’s Jelly.

In addition to bringing you the best care possible, Dr. Amin wants you to be completely informed about all of your treatment options. Here’s everything you should know about Wharton’s Jelly and how it can help you.

What is Wharton’s Jelly?

As its name suggests, Wharton’s Jelly is a gelatinous substance. Its main function is to insulate and protect the umbilical cord in the womb.

Wharton’s Jelly is named after the 17th-century English anatomist who first discovered it, Thomas Wharton. Since then, it has become a focal point of current medical research.

Researchers, scientists, and doctors alike are so interested in Wharton’s Jelly because it contains some of the highest levels of mesenchymal stem cells in human anatomy. Before it was found to have these all-important stem cells, Wharton’s Jelly was considered postnatal waste.

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Stem cells are neutral cells that can transform into virtually any other kind of cells in your body, such as the brain, bone, skin, and connective tissue cells.

Mesenchymal stem cells, especially the ones we get from Wharton’s Jelly, are even more potent than other stem cells because they come from the umbilical cord which is rich in regenerative properties and growth factors.

Specialists harvest the stem cells from Wharton’s Jelly that have been donated by healthy mothers who have delivered full-term babies. These stem cells have all of the characteristics of embryonic stem cells, but sourcing them is much easier and comes with fewer ethical dilemmas since the baby doesn’t need them anymore after delivery.

How do stem cells from Wharton’s Jelly help you?

Stem cell therapy using mesenchymal stem cells from Wharton’s Jelly is an effective type of regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine refers to treatments that use naturally found substances to stimulate healing and relieve pain.

The mesenchymal stem cells found in Wharton’s Jelly have not only the ability to transform into the cells you need most, but they harness the power of growth factors found in the umbilical cord to expedite the healing and rebuilding process and help you find lasting relief from pain.

We offer four types of stem cells from the Predictive Biotech (an FDA registered lab that specializes in stem cells) line of products, two of which, PolyCyte™ and CoreCyte™, come from Wharton’s Jelly. Both are minimally processed to preserve growth factors like cytokines and other proteins that make them effective in healing.

Dr. Neel Amin uses these specialized stem cells to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions, by injecting them into the painful areas of your body. Once injected, the stem cells work to regenerate damaged or injured tissue, which in turn relieves pain and restores function.

These injections are quick and virtually painless, as Dr. Neel Amin always uses Lidocaine to numb the treatment area and keep you comfortable.

Depending on your needs, Dr. Neel Amin can combine stem cell therapy with other non-surgical pain management treatments to completely address your symptoms and underlying conditions.

If you’d like more information about Wharton’s Jelly, mesenchymal stem cells, or another of our other regenerative medicine and pain management treatments, make an appointment with Dr. Amin at our East Fort Lauderdale, Florida over the phone or online.