10 Benefits of a Stem Cell Treatment
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are special human cells from which functional cells are generated from. Stem cells are also called “masters cells” from which “daughter cells” are derived. These daughter cells can become either new stem cells or specialized cells. Specialized cells perform functions such as bone cells, heart muscle cells, body muscle cells, brain cells or blood cells.
These are the four sources of stem cells:
- Embryonic Stem Cells – these come from embryos that are 3-5 days old.
- Adult Stem Cells – these come from human bone marrows or body fat.
- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells – these are adult stems cells that are altered to possess the properties of embryonic stem cells.
- Perinatal Stem Cells – these come from amniotic fluids and umbilical cord blood.
Is it Safe for Pain Management?
The use of stem cell for pain management treatments yields fast, safe, effective and lasting results. The procedure is minimally invasive, non-surgical, and non-opioid, hence, it produces minimal to no risk of complications or adverse effects. This is your body healing itself.
How Stem Cell Treatment Works
Stems cell treatments work differently in various cases. Once the stem cell is drawn from the body, it is placed in a centrifuge machine that spins and concentrates the substances of the stem cell that are valuable. The concentrated stem cell is then injected to the patient’s affected body part.
According to medical specifications, stems cells are concentrated to work uniquely depending on the medical needs of the patient. Some stem cells are concentrated to work as “unspecialized” cells. This means that stems cells are taken from one part of the body and is used to repair the damage in another part of the body.
Some stem cells, on the other hand, are concentrated to have a “specialized” function. These are the cases when stem cells are used to specifically repair damaged heart cells, brain cells, red blood cells, and other body organs.
Stem Cell Treatment is the “Future of Modern Medicine“
Stem cell treatment is a regenerative medicine that has the power to alter conventional medical procedures to more innovative and modern practice. This treatment uses the regenerative power of stem cells to provide relief and cure to trauma, injury or disease that individuals may incur.
Stem cells used for regenerative medicine is relatively a new technology. Stem cell treatments have shown promising potentials of providing treatment for various diseases by generating different cell types. Thus, many people consider the use of stem cell as the “future of modern medicine.”
Stem cells have the ability to differentiate into specific cell types that can be helpful in various pain management conditions as well as other medical conditions. The use of stem cell can be very advantageous from a simple burn to the most life-threatening injury.
10 Benefits of Stem Cell Treatment
Stem cells contain natural growth factors that help accelerate the body’s healing response. It also helps lower the pain caused by the disease or injury sustained without having to use pain-killing medications.
The use of stem cells in regenerative medicine provides many advantages in pain management and other medical procedures. Here are 10 benefits of a stem cell treatment:
#1 Reduces Pain Effectively
The use of stem cells in pain management works to provide pain relief and decrease the inflammation associated with the pain. The aim is to repair and regenerate the affected region while producing pain relief in an efficient manner.
#2 Minimal Post-Procedural Recovery
In a typical surgical or medical procedure, it is not the treatment that takes a lot of time but the recovery period. With the use of stem cell, recovery time is minimal. The goal is to help patients get back to their way of life faster.
#3 Promotes Responsible Innovation
A stem cell treatment is an advanced innovation in the medical world that helps repair and rejuvenate damaged tissues, nerves, cartilages and muscles. While the use of stem cell has proven fast relief, it also ensures safe and efficient results.
#4 Increases Functionality, Range of Motion and Flexibility
Patients are always eager to return to their daily routine. While stem cell treatments provide fast recovery, it also increases the functionality, range of motion and flexibility of the joint, muscle or part of the body that was damaged. One of the amazing benefits of stem cell treatments is to help patients restore their injured body part to the way it was prior to the injury.
#5 Helps Avoid Surgery and Its Risks of Complications
Stem cell treatments are non-surgical procedures. At Advanced Sports & Spine, our doctors utilize ultrasound and/or fluoroscopy to deliver the treatment accurately and with reduced complication. No surgical procedure is needed to administer stem cell injections into the body.
#6 Not Just for Pain Management but for Other Medical Conditions as Well
Stem cell treatments are used for pain management procedures to repair, replace or rejuvenate degenerative joints or damaged tissue, ligament or nerves.
However, stem cell therapies have been used in other medical conditions such as cardiovascular diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.
#7 A Potential Way to Reverse an Injury
Some injuries can cause permanent damage to the tissue. Patients who experienced serious injuries from sports, work or vehicular accidents tend to suffer from an enormous amount of pain and frustration. With the use of stem cell, damaged tissue can progressively regrow, reducing frustrations while providing pain relief.
#8 Prevents Nerve Damage
There are surgical procedures that may result in nerve damage which, in turn, affect the mobility and functionality of the body. With stem cell treatments, there is minimal risk of nerve damage. The stem cell is administered directly to the affected area, preventing the nearby nerves from being damaged.
#9 No Need for General Anaesthesia
While bone marrow used for stem cell generation is harvested from the iliac crest, the treatment is minimally invasive and non-surgical. Thus, there is no need to administer general anaesthesia.
#10 Less to No Risk of Rejection
In most cases, stems cell treatments utilize biologic materials that are derived directly from the patient’s body. Thus, there is a less chance of body rejection or risk of complications.
These are just 10 of the many benefits of stem cell treatment. Other benefits include reducing the need for medication and improving the functions of the body. Regenerative medicine also lowers the risk of spreading diseases from one person to another as the product originates from the patient’s own body.
The Best Stem Cell Treatment in Charlotte, NC
Is stem cell treatment the right option for you?
Before patients undergo a stem cell treatment, it is best to consult Dr. Ahmad. He will conduct tests and will evaluate your medical condition and the extent of injury to know if regenerative medicine through stem cell treatment is the right procedure for you.
Dr. Ahmad now uses the Angel® System to produce the concentration of substance needed for treatment. The Angel® System is a fully automated machine that has the capacity to adjust stem cell concentration. These generated cells are used for medical treatments for various conditions including pain management treatments.
The Angel® System is a fully automated technology that has the capacity to deliver platelet concentrations with adjustable leukocyte concentration.
Advanced Sports & Spine uses the Angel® System to produce the concentration of substance needed for treatment. We use the patient’s own bone marrow and follow FDA minimal manipulation guidelines.
Contact us at 704-542-3988 to learn more about stem cell treatment and other regenerative medicine procedures.