What is stem cell therapy?
Our body is made up of a lot of cells that perform different functions. Our red blood cells carry oxygen around our bodies while the white blood cells are responsible in protecting the body against both infectious disease and foreign invaders. Stem cells provide new cells for the body and replace cells that are damaged or lost. They can pide to produce new cells and they can change into other types of cells that make up the body. Stem cells have immense promise to help us understand and treat a variety
Stem cell therapy using tissue stem cells has been in routine use since the 1970s. It is widely used in transplantation of blood stem cells to treat illnesses in the blood and the immune system. Bone marrow transplants are able to replace a patient’s diseased blood system for life, thanks to the properties of blood stem cells. The use of stem cells has saved many people with leukemia and diseases or injury to the bone, skin and surface of the eye. Stem cells have also demonstrated encouraging potential as reparative therapy for patients suffering from post-stroke disability.
Stem Cell Treatment
During a stem cell procedure, the pain management doctor will collect your body’s own adult stem cells and growth factors from multiple sources. Most doctors will harvest adipose stem cells from the lower abdomen to and bone marrow derived cells from the iliac crest which contains a variety of important cells to compliment the adipose cells.
Stem Cell Therapy are usually used to treat:
- Injuries to the bones
- Injuries to the eyes
- Brain and spinal cord injury
- Skin Diseases
The earlier the patient uses stem cell therapy for treating diseases, the higher the chances for successful outcomes.