What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
As a form of regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy is an advanced treatment for damaged tissues, injuries, and pain. It is a highly effective treatment that helps patients achieve pain relief and improved mobility without the need for surgery.
Advanced Sports & Spine offers stem cell therapy in Charlotte to give patients the best possible outcomes. Our state-of-the-art technologies and techniques provide opportunities to regenerate damaged joints and soft tissues to improve our patients’ quality of life.
Stem Cell Therapy Defined
Stem cell therapy triggers the body’s repair response using stem cells to treat the diseased or injured tissues. As part of regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy is a non-surgical, non-opioid treatment option to heal damaged joints and tissues.
The treatment involves the use of stem cells which are undifferentiated or “baby cells” from the patient’s body. Since the cells come directly from the patient, the treatment has minimal to no side effects.
Stem cells are the building blocks or the starting point from which other cells are created. These unique cells can reproduce themselves to become any other cell to achieve a particular function. When used in regenerative medicine, stem cells have healing benefits in generating new healthy cells to replace the diseased or damaged ones.
Stem Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine
Stem cell therapy is an alternative treatment method that, in some cases, allows patients to avoid more invasive traditional treatments including surgery. Used in regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy is a less invasive, innovative treatment that has many benefits in treating injuries and damaged tissues and joints.
Uses and Purpose
Stem cells are raw materials or building blocks. They are the cells from which all other cells are made. Stem cells generate or differentiate into new, specialized cells including blood, brain, muscle, bone cells, and more.
When it comes to regenerative therapies, not just any cells can be used. Stem cells are special. As the only cells in the body that can generate new cells, stem cells have the ability to grow into over 200 types of body cells! This is why they are important for and beneficial to medical therapies.
How It Works
Stem cell therapy is a revolutionary procedure. Using mesenchymal stem cells, the therapy can address and heal injuries, pain, and damaged tissue. Found in bone marrow and adipose tissue, mesenchymal stem cells are necessary to make and repair skeletal tissue including cartilage and bone.
Performed in our Charlotte office, stem cells are taken from and harvested from the patient’s bone marrow, often in the hip, or adipose tissue. The cells are processed and then reinjected into the injury site. The stem cells get to work immediately. They trigger the body’s repair response as they generate or produce new healthy cells. This leads to healing and repair of the damaged or injured tissues.
Stem cell injections help heal injuries faster by reducing inflammation, releasing growth factors, and repairing or regenerating damaged tissues. This therapy produces long-lasting results.
As part of regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy offers the following benefits:
- Minimal to no adverse side effects
- Faster healing and a shorter recovery period
- Treatment and reduction of inflammation from the current injury
- Prevention of inflammation from future injuries
- Tissue regeneration
With stem cell therapy, stem cells are taken and harvested directly from the patient’s bone marrow or adipose tissue. After being processed, the cells are then redirected to the injured area. This gives your body an added boost enhancing its own ability to heal itself and repair the damaged tissues. Stem cells help control pain and inflammation by releasing proteins and growth factors.
As a non-surgical, non-opioid treatment, stem cell therapy brings minimal to no risks of complications or adverse effects because it uses undifferentiated or “baby cells” from the patient’s own body. Because the treatment triggers and works with the body’s natural healing processes, stem cell injections help reduce inflammation, decrease pain, and repair and regenerate damaged tissues.
Compared to surgery, patients who undergo stem cell therapy can resume normal activities and functions faster, often within weeks rather than months. The healing results are long-lasting.
Schedule an Appointment
At Advanced Sports & Spine, we use a holistic, interdisciplinary approach when treating patients. Your health is our top priority! Our regenerative medicine techniques provide patients with less invasive treatment options and faster recovery periods.
All stem cell injections are performed by Dr. Ahmad, a board-certified fellowship-trained interventional pain physician. This outpatient procedure is done using the latest technology and is the most affordable in the entire Charlotte region.
Stem Cell Therapy at Advanced Sports & Spine
Ask about stem cell therapy in Charlotte to treat your pain and injuries. Our advanced regenerative medicine therapies are designed to improve our patients’ mobility and quality of life as quickly as possible.