Stem cell therapy uses your body’s own regenerative ability to accelerate healing, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain. As experts in stem cell treatments, the doctors at Source Healthcare in Santa Monica, California know the precise concentration of stem cells needed to optimally heal your musculoskeletal problem. They conduct clinical trials studying new stem cell treatments; this puts them at the forefront of the field. If you need pain relief or healing, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Stem Cell Therapy
Regenerative Medicine at It's Best
What Are Stem Cells?
As long as you live, adult stem cells throughout your body can divide as often as necessary to create a new cell. The new cell may remain a stem cell, or it can develop into another specialized type of cell. Using this natural regenerative ability, your body continuously repairs damaged and diseased tissues.
Stem cells also release important substances called exosomes, which are tiny sacs containing a variety of biochemicals. These biochemicals activate healing activities in nearby cells.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy refers to injecting concentrated stem cells, placing them precisely at the site of injured or diseased tissues.
Once they are in your body, the injected stem cells go to work, regenerating the tissues needed to heal.
Your stem cell injection is administered using real-time imaging such as ultrasound or fluoroscopy. The imaging allows your doctor at Source Healthcare to see the targeted tissues and guide the needle to the precisely right area before injecting the stem cells.
Where Do the Stem Cells for My Therapy Come From?
Stem cells are extracted from your own body, either from adipose or fat tissue, or by taking a small sample of your bone marrow. Once the samples are removed, they are carefully processed to remove the stem cells from the other components in the sample.
Adipose tissue and bone marrow are rich sources of adult stem cells called mesenchymal stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells are exceptional for treating musculoskeletal problems because they can divide and develop into muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, collagen, fat, and blood vessels.
What Health Conditions Are Treated with Stem Cells?
Every time you suffer an injury or develop a disease, your body immediately sends stem cells to the area to heal the problem. However, sometimes your body needs extra support, especially if the injured tissues have a poor blood supply, your injury is severe, or you have a chronic condition.
An injection of concentrated stem cells gives your body a boost, accelerating the healing process and reducing inflammation so you are free from pain sooner.
These are a few examples of the conditions often treated with stem cell therapy at Source Healthcare:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Meniscus tears
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Tendon and ligament injuries
Stem cell therapy also offers a good option for inflammatory conditions such as bursitis. The team at Source Healthcare often uses it to treat the many different conditions responsible for back, knee, hip, neck, leg, arm, and joint pain.
What Should I Know About Clinical Trials for Stem Cells?
As leading experts in stem cell therapy, the doctors at Source Healthcare conduct clinical research trials approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. They test the safety and effectiveness of new stem cell treatments for health conditions like low back pain and knee pain.
To learn if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy, call Source Healthcare or book an appointment online today.