About Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that are capable of giving rise to infinitely more cells of the same type. They have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body and serve as what can be accurately described as an internal repair system, replenishing other cells. Each divided cell has the potential to become another type of cell with a specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cells go where your body needs them to go and become what your body needs them to be. Stem cell therapy at Integrated Pain Solutions is the administration of umbilical cord stem cells (UCSC) into a patient’s body by a Nurse Practitioner. The cells can be administered through injection or IV infusion to maximize the therapy’s reach.
What do Stem Cells Do?
Stem cells seek out degeneration. They build, repair, and grow new tissue. They are effective in reducing inflammation and they help modulate the body’s immune responses.
Where do stem cells come from?
Umbilical Cord Stem Cells are derived exclusively from the umbilical cord blood of healthy birthed babies and healthy mothers, which is the safest and least-invasive method of extraction available.
What are the Advantages of Umbilical Cord Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cells are immune system privileged, so anyone can be treated. They support anti-inflammatory activity, immune modulating capacity, and contain the optimum ability to stimulate regeneration. Stem cells can be administered multiple times in uniform dosages that contain high cell counts, Stem cells can be administered in two ways: intra-articular (injected directly) or through an intravenous (I.V.) infusion.
Before the Therapy:
If possible, stop or reduce all aspirin products, non-steroidals, Vitamin E supplementation, and the use of fish oil at least five days before the therapy.
Be sure to stay hydrated prior to the procedure.
The duration of the therapy is short, simple, and can take between ten to twenty minutes depending on the amount administered and the procedure chosen. This time will include cleaning and prepping the injection points.
If possible, stop or reduce anti-inflammatory medication for at least one to two weeks.
One Month Post-Therapy:
Aggressive stretching, light-weight training as tolerated by joints.
Is it Safe, and Why?
Yes! The use of Umbilical Cord Stem Cells is FDA cleared and our provider abides by all of the most stringent medical guidelines. Your comfort, safety, and recovery are the top concern.
The cells are rigorously tested and screened under NIH, FDA, AATB, and AABB guidelines.
Because UCSC are less mature than other cells, the body’s immune system is unable to recognize them as foreign and therefore, they are not rejected. There has never been a documented instance of rejection in graft vs. host.
Journal of Translational Medicine 2007, Stem Cell Therapy for Autism. Thomas E. Ichim, Fabio Solano, Eduardo Glenn, Frank Morales, Leonard Smith, George Zabrecky, and Neil H. Riordan.
Injuries and Conditions
Stem Cell Therapy has the potential to help with many common conditions.
Shoulder, Rotator Cuff and Extremity:
- Hand, Wrist and Rotator cuff tears
- Arthritis of the shoulder joint
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Labral tears or degeneration
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- AC joint separation
- Recurrent shoulder dislocations
- Hand arthritis
- TFCC tear
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Trigger finger
Hip Injuries and Conditions:
- Labral/labrum tear
Knee Injuries and Conditions:
- Patellofemoral Syndrome/Chondromalacia
- Pes anersine bursitis
- Baker’s cyst
- Patellar tendonitis
- Meniscus tear
- MCL/ACL/PCL/LCL sprain or tear
- Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy
- Hamstrings Tendinopathy
Elbow Injuries and Conditions:
- Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
- Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)
Foot and Ankle Injuries and Conditions:
- Ankle Instability
- Perineal tendon tear or split
- Ligament sprain or tear
- Sub-talar arthritis or instability
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendon
Back, Neck and Disc Injuries and Conditions:
- Lumbar facet injury
- Herniated or bulging disc
- Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
- SI Joint Syndrome
- Cervical instability
- Cervical facet injury
- Neck, back or rib instability
The pain was definitely a 10, it really affected my day to day activities. (My pain) now I would probably put at a 2, there are some points I don't have any pain at all.
Since I've had my knee Injections 6 weeks ago the part where it hurts where I feel the pain every time I get up and move is 80% gone. I can now walk like a 64 year old woman and soon I expect I'll be walking like a 44 year old woman.
After having the procedure done it was probably about the 5th week before I started to notice a change. I'm already feeling like 90% better.
Within a day or two, much of the inflammation was gone from the joint and the bunion was down to about a quarter of its size.