How Does Regenerative Cell Therapy Work?
Have you just been diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome or another musculoskeletal disorder? Or have you been experiencing pain related to a knee or shoulder injury? A regenerative cell therapy session with us might be just what you need for overall wellness. Here’s what you should know about regenerative cell therapy and its benefits.
What is Regenerative Cell Therapy?
Regenerative cell therapy is a practice that uses stem cells to help your body heal itself. By replacing damaged tissue with healthy, new cells, your body can stimulate its innate healing process and start the process of regeneration.
A major part of regenerative medicine, stem cell therapy uses a variety of stem cells from different parts of the body, including adult and embryonic cells. They can also be induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS) that are derived from skin and blood cells and can be used to treat:
- Lung disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Different types of coronary disease
- Type 1 diabetes
- Injuries to the knees, hips, shoulders, wrists, elbows, and ankles
- Musculoskeletal disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
What Are the Benefits of Regenerative Cell Therapy?
There are multiple benefits to undergoing a regenerative cell therapy session. Regenerative cell therapy using stem cells can have immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, and regenerative effects in patients with neurodegenerative disorders, pulmonary and respiratory illnesses, as well as various musculoskeletal conditions.
Research has shown that regenerative cell therapy can help patients with heart failure and other coronary diseases. It has also shown that it can quicken the healing process of wounds on your body, especially in patients with diabetes and in dental regeneration.
What to Expect During a Regenerative Cell Therapy Appointment
If you’ve never been to a regenerative cell therapy appointment, you might be wondering what to expect before your first session. A certified physician at Aligned Medical Group, P.C. will begin by asking you a comprehensive set of questions to determine your current health status, including pain and other related conditions. Your appointment may also involve a physical exam, MRI, or other imaging procedures, as well as an assessment of both nutrition and lifestyle choices.
From there, stem cells will be harvested from your body, and this session can last anywhere from 90 minutes to 2 hours in length. Typically, the collection site is bone marrow in the pelvis, but may also come from the umbilical cord. The number of treatments offered will depend on your body’s responsiveness and the extent of the injury. While some patients report immediate effects, it may take several weeks of courses before regenerative cell therapy can work. Its effectiveness depends on how fast your body reacts to the treatment and begins kickstarting its own healing process.
For more information about regenerative cell therapy, contact Aligned Medical Group, P.C. at (484) 483-6077.