Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is often confused with regenerative medicine, because both contain stem cells. Regenerative medicine contains much more than stem cells it also contains all of the growth factors and building blocks that are essential to maximize new tissue growth. At Alternative Wellness Clinic we only use the best and state of the art regenerative medicine techniques to help our patients with chronic back pain or degenerative knee or hip pain, as well as multiple other acute or chronic pain. Stem Cells have been getting a lot of media attention recently and has become very confusing, even to our well informed patients. Call us today to schedule your free consultation and let our doctors help you feel better and avoid surgery and drugs. We are the leading Stem cell clinic in Northern Virginia, because our doctors take the time to explain stem cell therapy and customize a plan that you will benefit you.
Stem Cell Basics
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells with the ability to renew themselves into many different types of cells. They are the mother cells where all other cells come from. Stem cells can either divide and self renew or they can divide into specialized cells, known as Daughter cells, that will become specific cells, such as cartilage cells, heart muscle cells, nerve cells or blood cells etc... Stem cells are the only cells that have the ability to make new types of cells.
What Are Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s) are specific cells that are gathered from the Jelly portion of the Umbilical cord. These cells are extremely powerful at helping your body heal you from injury or arthritis. The collection of MSC’s does not have any negative repercussion on either the mother or the baby. After the birth the umbilical cord is usually thrown away. Dr. Caplin Phd. Discovered that the umbilical cord has a significant amount of Mesenchymal stem cells and has been very instrumental in researching how to use harvest them from the cord for us to use. Because of his research we now know that the mesenchymal stem cell has “immune priviledge” which means that these cells will not be rejected by your own body. They also have anti-bacterial properties, which significantly reduces the chance of infections. And finally they have the ability to make any cell your body needs to repair.
Science has also found that umbilical cord Mesenchymal stem cells were more potent, active and efficient than those of an older individual. Unfortunately as we get older, so do our stem cells. As our body slows down so do our stem cells. Older stem cells lose their effectiveness and are not able to heal injury as quickly as umbilical cord Mesenchymal stem cells. Just think of how quickly a baby heals in comparison to an older individual. At Alternative Wellness Clinic of Sterling we only provide the highest quality and most vibrant stems cells to ensure great success for all our patients.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Painful?
It depends on the type of Stem cell procedure you receive. Some are more painful than others. The most painful stem cell procedure is the bone marrow transplant. In this case the doctor will need to extract bone marrow from your hip bone and then transplant it back into your painful area. That is not what we provide in our office. The doctors of Alternative Wellness Clinic will perform a procedure that is relatively pain free and can be done within minutes. As we mentioned earlier we feel that umbilical cord Mesenchymal stem cells are superior to all other types of stem cell procedures because they are more potent, active and efficient. Also the procedure is much more comfortable for our patients.
What Results Can I Expect From Regenerative Cell Therapy?
Science is showing that umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells have the ability to repair tissue that has been damaged, by injury, arthritis or disease. It does this not only because of the stem cells but also because of the many different growth factors that are associated with them. That is why we defined what we do as regenerative medicine and not stem cell therapy. Regerative medicine has great potential to help treat many different health conditions.
Most scientific studies using stems cells is for orthopedic reasons, such as, osteoarthritis or degenerative joint conditions. The doctors at Alternative Wellness Clinic of Sterling have found great success using regenerative therapy to reduce inflammation quickly, reduce scar formation and regenerate new cartilage. Our team will prescribe a treatment plan specifically for you to ensure the best results and get you out of pain fast and improve your quality of life.
Ensuring The Highest Quality Stem Cells
The reality is that some clinics will purchase the stem cells based on price, as with many things in life you get what you pay for. Alternative Wellness Clinic only uses the stem cells that the federal government uses for over 150 VA hospitals, to ensure that you get the best stem cells that we can possibly find. Our doctors believe that quality matters more than cost, when it comes to our patients.
Many of our patients realized quickly after having a regenerative cell therapy procedure that they will not need to have surgery later in life. This brings us so much joy in knowing that we are able to change our patient’s lives so profoundly.
To find out more about regenerative cell therapy in Sterling, VA and how we can help you change your life and get you to be pain free. Give us a call and schedule your free consultation with one of our doctors.