Stem Cell Therapy is the process of using a patient’s stem cells, which are pulled from fat cells in the body, and injecting them into an area in the body to treat an injury, disease, or condition. Theoretically, no limit has been placed on the diseases and conditions that can be helped with stem cell therapy. However, research is still being conducted to establish a firm list of conditions and diseases that can be helped through stem cell therapy. Today, stem cell therapy is being used to help patients find a non-surgical way of recovery. Essentially, we are tapping into the patient’s healing system to promote self-healing. Stem cell therapy is not a form of an anti-inflammatory or a narcotic. It is from your body, and we are using your own system to heal itself.
Because stem cells have yet to become a specialized cell in the body that contribute to a specific part or tissue, the doctors at Bay Area Stem Cell Therapy are able to extract the stem cells and relocate them to promote natural healing in damaged areas. Obtaining stem cells is a fairly painless procedure that involves pulling stem cells from the fat cells in the body. Before we begin extracting the stem cells, our doctors will completely numb the area so that all you will feel is a bit of pressure in the area of extraction. A mature stem cell can help to repair damaged cells and even become other cells, which is called differentiation. These cells sustain their positions in the body to respond when repair is needed. However, as the body continues to age, it does not produce as many of these cells as needed to fully repair the damaged area. This is when stem cell therapy is especially effective. After the stem cells are extracted, they are concentrated down to increase their healing ability, so when they are reintroduced into the body, the concentrated stem cells begin repairing damaged cells immediately. The idea here is to promote natural healing in the body by using its own stem cells to increase a regenerative response. Stem cell therapy then becomes a beautiful alternative for various ailments that we think to be appropriate, and nobody rejects their own blood.
Essentially, stem cell therapy can help a wide range of conditions. At Bay Area Stem Cell Therapy in San Ramon, we utilize stem cell therapy to help repair tissue injuries, bone injuries, arthritis, and osteoarthritis among other conditions. This is different from Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) because stem cells are not yet plasma. Where PRP utilizes the platelets in the blood to increase growth factors in tissues and affected joints, stem cell therapy manipulates the cells before they can become part of an environment, making the cells more diverse to adapt and begin healing different injuries, conditions, and diseases that cannot be helped with PRP.
Some of the more popular uses for stem cell therapy are to help with knee and back injuries where chronic pain has developed into arthritis or tendonitis. Typically, arthroscopic surgery or joint replacement are the solutions for most joint and back injuries, but stem cell therapy at Bay Area Stem Cell Therapy in San Ramon can have the same result without the possibility of immobility or significant loss of function.
Stem cell therapy plays a key role in the process of bone, wound, and tissue healing. The use of stem cells, a portion of the patient’s own body having been concentrated more than normal, to promote healing of injured bones, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, muscles, and joints, can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems.
To learn more about Stem Cell Therapy and if you are a good candidate for this therapy, call Bay Area Stem Cell Therapy in San Ramon at (925) 393-0333 to schedule an appointment.