Stem Cell Therapy
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WE MAY BE ABLE TO OFFER A NEW SOLUTION
We are devoted to being a resource for adult stem cell regenerative medicine which may help people suffering from a variety of inflammatory and degenerative conditions regain their quality of life.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are stem cells? Stem cells are the FUTURE of medicine, personal health, and longevity. They are our body's natural internal repair system. In short, stem cells seek out damage in the body and work to regenerate damaged tissue. Research continues to show an increasing number of potential benefits from the anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and regenerative actions of stem cells. Mesenchymal Stem Cells Mesenchymal stem cells are specialized cells that are able to receive signals from the other cells in your body. Stem cells then seek out inflammation and degeneration and go to that location to begin repairing tissue. Stem cells have been shown to help repair muscle, bone, cartilage, and tendons. Research has indicated that stem cells can benefit a wide variety of health complications and may assist in individuals living stronger, healthier lives.
A stem cell is basically any cell that can replicate and differentiate. This means the cell can not only multiply, it can turn into different types of tissues needed to heal damaged tissue or organs.
These adult stem cells are undifferentiated dormant cells. This means they will do nothing unless they witness some level of tissue injury. It's tissue injury that turns them on. So, when a person has an injury or a degenerative type problem, the stem cells are drawn to the area of need and stimulate the healing process.
Patients have their fat harvested in our special sterile treatment facility under a local anesthetic. The fat removal procedure lasts approximately twenty minutes. Specially designed equipment is used to harvest the fat cells and less than 100cc of fat is required. Post operative discomfort is minimal and there is minimal restriction on activity.
Stem cells are harvested under sterile conditions using a special "closed system" technology so that the cells never come into direct contact with the environment throughout the entire process from removal to deployment. Sterile technique and antibiotics are also used to prevent infection.
No. Only adult "mesenchymal" stem cells are used. These cells are capable of forming bone, cartilage, fat, muscle, ligaments, blood vessels, and certain organs. Embryonic stem cells are associated with ethical considerations and limitations.
Meridian Chiropractic Health Center is part of a national clinical trial for stem cell therapy. What this means for you as a patient is that you can get clinical data of success rates of the condition you want healed. Additionally, you can be assured that the standard of care that being part of a clinical trial brings.
You should be alert to other clinics in the area that claim to use stem cells. Many use stem cells from cadavers (yes, you get stem cells from dead bodies.) They also can't give you statistical data on successful outcomes. SCTCT has the power of a clinical trial behind it.
These human umbilical cord stem cells are collected from hospitals across the U.S. The mother signs a consent form, donating the umbilical cord blood to the hospital after the live birth of a healthy baby. Only cord blood cells from healthy mothers and babies are accepted.
In a very small percentage of patients, we occasionally see a minor reaction of flu-like symptoms. This does not last more than 24-48 hours maximum. This actually demonstrates the cells' anti-inflammatory and immune-privilege potential.
If you are looking for a more natural solution towards regenerating the body, we recommend you consult with a Regenerative Medicine Expert at Active Medical Center to discuss your specific issues.
The cost of therapy can range widely depending on the individual and their specific goals and needs. While stem cell therapy is currently not covered by health insurance, the average costs are actually much more affordable than people imagine. Please contact us at Meridian Chiropractic Health Center to learn more.