Stem Cell therapy, otherwise known as regenerative medicine and tissue regeneration, refers to a variety of treatments that assist the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Stem cell therapy can help repair, replace, restore, and regenerate damaged and diseased tissue related to degenerative conditions or injury. Stem cell therapy shows great promise, and has become more popular as positive research and treatment results continue to prove its efficacy. The field of regenerative medicine helps us understand the human anatomy, and how our body has this amazing ability to heal itself, as well as treat a range of diseases, injuries, and other health-related conditions.
While there is still a lot to learn about stem cells, informative research and successful treatment outcomes continue to cement stem cell therapy as a viable treatment option for numerous conditions and injuries. Important clinical trials involving stem cell research are underway, which constantly give stem cell therapists and other scientists knowledge, research, and proof of the effectiveness of stem cell therapy.
Today, more than ever, stem cell therapy has been nothing but a huge success. Stem cell therapy has helped many patients return to work, play, and normal activities quicker and pain free after fractures, ligament tears, degenerative discs, arthritis, and other conditions.
What exactly are stem cells?
Our body is made up of more than 200 types of cells, many of which have a specific purpose. Stem cells are unique from other cells defined by two main characteristics. Unlike most cells within the body, stem cells are non-specialized to a specific role, and have the ability to divide into many other types of cells. These cells can also turn into “specialized” cells to help heal injured and degenerated tissue, to ensure that the body will heal and function properly. Each type of cell has its own size and structure appropriate for its job, and stem cells can adapt to where they are needed most.
Stem cells come from different places in the body, or are formed at different times in our lives. These include embryonic stem cells that exist only at the earliest stages of development, and various types of adult stem cells called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), that remain in our bodies throughout life. While stem cells play a large part during the younger developmental years of a human, they become dormant later on, stored away in bone marrow and fat tissue.
What are the benefits of stem cell therapy?
As mentioned before, regenerative medicine takes advantage of their body’s ability to heal itself, by using the healthy stem cells that can be found throughout the body. Stem cells not only offer an effective treatment for healing injured and damaged tissue, they are used as regenerative therapy, to prevent further tissue degeneration for people suffering from conditions such as arthritis, and may eliminate the need for surgery and some prescription medications.
Regenerative Medicine Can Also Treat the Following Conditions:
- Spine Degeneration
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Inherited Genetic Diseases
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Herniated Disks
- Sickle-Cell Anemia
At National Stem Cell Centers, you can discuss the benefits of stem cell therapy with a board-certified surgeon, who continues to pioneer the research and efficacy of regenerative medicine. National Stem Cell Centers has two convenient locations in the New York area, in Manhattan and on Long Island. Call the New York office at (646) 448-0427, or (516) 403-1457 for Long Island, to find out if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy, and to schedule your free consultation.