WHAT ARE STEM CELLS?
The human body, both tissue and bone are made of tiny cells that have developed to function in every area of the body. Hair cells do not serve the same purpose as kidney cells or blood cells. All of the cells that compose our bodies are fully developed. The stem cells, however, that are collected, are essentially “blank cells”. These blank cells have not developed into any particular type of cell therefore they are able to mimic or adapt to the cells in a particular area of the body. For example, if stem cells are introduced in the liver, they can mold into liver cells. This is the same for cartilage and tissue cells.
WHAT ARE POTENTIAL REGENERATIVE MEDICINE BENEFITS?
- Renews, repairs and promotes growth factors for pain/ injuries
- Promotes and releases natural regenerative growth factors
- Release anti-inflammatory agents to aid and speed the healing process
- Improve joint, tendon and ligament functions
- Little to no downtime, a safe and fast recovery
- Promotes new tissue growth, and healing properties
How are regenerative cells collected?
Our Regenerative Cell Treatment is a revolutionary breakthrough treatment option for people suffering from inflammation, reduced mobility, sports injuries, tissue and ligament damage, or chronic pain. Regenerative Cell Therapy is an injectable regenerative tissue matrix solution, that often times leaves the patient feeling relief after only ONE treatment. This cutting edge treatment takes the best components from all the current non-invasive treatment options and puts them into one. This Regenerative Cell Treatment is collected from mother’s who have donated their placental tissue after delivering a child by c-section birth.
ALTERNATIVES TO SURGERY
Joint replacements are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries suggested for pain relief. With a surgery comes multiple appointments, recovery down time, pain, scars, and occasionally hardware damage done to your body. Our procedures help alleviate pain and the conditions causing it, with a same day injection. There is little to no downtime and most patients return to normal activity the same day.
DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR THE INJECTION?
It is vital that all patients stop taking any over the counter medications, especially NSAIDs, prior to this procedure (Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, etc.). We recommend staying as hydrated as possible and drinking as much water as you can days leading up to the procedure. Eat a good meal before you injection. Your doctor will go over all preparations prior to your procedure with you.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE INJECTION?
The aftercare for most stem cell therapy is relatively simple. Patients will resume activity at their own pace. The pain from the process typically will last a few days, occasionally longer, and some patients have more severe or sporadic pain than others. After the regenerative medicine procedures, a variety of techniques to help maximize the outcome are utilized, including the use of nutritional supplements, as well as the avoidance of smoking and alcohol intake – which diminish stem cell output. Additionally, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) will be restricted for just a few weeks.
WHAT MORE INFO ON REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Call our regenerative medicine coordinator at (630) 660-8145 to schedule a consultation or to sign-up for one of our upcoming seminars!
Watt, F. M., & Driskell, R. R. (2010). The therapeutic potential of stem cells. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 365(1537), 155–163. http://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2009.0149