What is Stem Cell Therapy? Stem cell therapy is a type of treatment that utilizes stem cells derived from your own tissue or from a close family member. The cells are either collected from adipose tissue or bone marrow. We do not use stem cell therapy at our clinic. We use injections that contain Wharton's jelly-derived mesenchymal cells that have been collected from donated umbilical cord tissue.
These treatments differ from stem cell therapy in some very significant ways, and it’s always wise to do your research before making a final choice on which treatment to use. You can schedule a free consultation for an assessment and to learn more.
There are Different Types of Stem Cell Therapy Treatments - What Are All Your Options?
In stem cell therapy, cells are either collected from adipose tissue (fat tissue), or bone marrow. Each of these methods creates concerns that you should be aware of before making a decision.
When stem cells are extracted from adipose tissue, there may be an issue with toxins getting into the affected area when they are injected because toxins from your body are often stored in fatty tissue.
With bone marrow stem cell therapy, you or the donor will be subject to a highly invasive procedure where the doctor must drill into the bone to collect the cells. Not only does this open up the potential for infection, but if it’s your own bone marrow, the stem cells may rush to the site of the wound instead of where the intended area.
For both of these types of stem cell treatment, the cells designed to heal are older and have aged along with you or the donor. This can reduce the healing potential, as we tend to lose a lot of our healing capacity as we get older. The Wharton’s jelly-derived mesenchymal cells we use for our treatments don’t have that issue, as they are still very young and filled with vibrant healing properties.
How Can Regenerative Cellular Treatments Help Your Body Heal?
Our treatments are not technically considered stem cell therapy. They consist of injections containing mesenchymal cells and growth factors. Rather than being taken from your own body, these cells are collected from donated umbilical cord tissue after a cesarean birth. The mother willingly donates the tissue after the scheduled C-section, and both the baby and mother are unharmed during the process, so there is no ethical dilemma.
These treatments help to alleviate pain by repairing and rebuilding the damaged tissue that’s responsible for causing the pain. They also encourage the body’s own healing mechanisms so you will experience long-lasting pain relief without any side effects or downtime.
It’s just a basic injection without any invasive procedures ahead of time, and since the cells are so new they haven’t had a chance to develop an immune system so there is little chance of rejection.
If you are considering pain relief treatment with stem cell therapy in Snohomish County, Whatcom County, Skagit County, Island County or any nearby area, call our clinic at (360) 424-1066 before you decide. We will set up a free consultation and talk with you about our regenerative treatments so you can make the most informed decision possible.