Regenerative Medicine has been widely used for decades to help treat numerous pathologies and improve human health. Physicians all over the world use different growth factors, synthetic proteins, platelet rich plasma and stem cells to treat numerous conditions that ail humans. There are many clinical trials taking place all over the world evaluating the healing properties of stem cells. Stem cells are anti-inflammatory in nature and are incredibly capable of helping the body fight sickness and heal injuries.
Numerous painful and inflammatory conditions within the body can be helped with the use of stem cells allowing the healing to take place. Injuries and diseases affecting various organs can be amenable to stem cell treatments. Athletic injuries are very commonly treated by stem cells. Stem cell treatments can help the body rebuild its own immune system so that it can be more ready for viral or bacterial illnesses. Other applications may address stamina improvement, skin conditions, rejuvenation in terms of looking and feeling younger.
Most of the procedures performed in the United States involve the use of either autologous (your own stem cells) or homologous (another persons stem cells). In the autologous setting, doctors utilize either a bone marrow or adipose tissue (fat) stem cells. In the homologous setting, the stem cells that are used are either obtained from the placenta, umbilical cord or amniotic fluid.
The arthritis of major and minor joints can very effectively be treated with the use of Regenerative Medicine. Similar applications are seen with the injuries to the meniscus, tendons, labrum and bursa of various joints. The conventional treatment for those various conditions usually involves the use of steroids which are catabolic in nature. This means that prednisone like medication break down tissue especially with recurrent use. Stem cells are anabolic in nature because of their healing and regenerative potential. In numerous studies and clinical trials they have been proven to regenerate and heal the damaged tissue thereby improving pain, function and quality of daily living. Numerous orthopedic surgical conditions involving knee, hip, foot, ankle and shoulder surgeries involve the concomitant use of stem cells for more improved healing. Major spine neurosurgeries and even brain surgeries also involve the additional use of stem cells to promote better results and outcomes. Use of stem cells in traumatic spine injuries have also peaked scientific interest recently.
Various inflammatory conditions including MS, ALS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus as well as other cognitive conditions including Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease have been subject of numerous studies with the use of stem cells in the United States and abroad. Cerebrovascular accidents and myocardial infarctions have also been the subject of study with the potential help of stem cells. Erectile dysfunction, hair growth, dental and ophthalmologic conditions may also be amenable to stem cell treatments.
Precise and targeted application of stem cells to the affected area of the body is one way to address problems. The other way is to perform intravenous injections that may address the body as a whole. With the use of this technique, any area in the body that is inflamed and adversely affected maybe subject to improvement, healing and regeneration