Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the reparative response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives. Stem cells have the potential to treat a wide range of diseases and issues.
What are stem cells?
Stem cells are cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells. These daughter cells either become new stem cells or become specialized cells with a more specific function, such as muscle cells or bone cells. No other cell in the body has the natural ability to generate new cell types.
When the cells become injured, they send out signals to your body. Stem cells respond to those signals, rushing to the injured area and releasing proteins that stimulate your cells to begin regenerating.
What issues can stem cell therapy treat?
Stem cell treatment can help with a variety of issues, including:
- ACL tears
- Orthopedic injuries
- Shoulder and rotator cuff pain
- Back injuries
- Hip injuries
- Knee tendonitis
- Meniscus tears
- Runner’s knee
- Muscle tears
- Chronic pain
If you’re suffering from any of the above issues, please contact us for a free consultation to see how stem cell therapy may help with your pain or injury.