Dr. Roy A. Schmidt, MD
Do you have pain in your hip or knee joints or back pain that prevents you from living life the way you want to? Are basic but important parts of your life such as walking, gardening, fishing, cycling, or exercising, impossible to do without pain? A consultation with a regenerative medicine provider can determine if the latest innovations in stem cell therapies can help restore an active, vital, enjoyable lifestyle for you.
Stem cell therapy is a simple, non-surgical treatment. An injection is made into the affected joint and there is no down-time and no lengthy recovery. You will continue your normal lifestyle while the cells create an optimal environment in your joints to enable your body to repair itself. It only takes about 10 to 12 weeks for you to experience maximum results. At that time, you can increase your activity level to match how your body is feeling. And the regenerative process can even continue beyond that point.
Our body’s regenerative capabilities decline as we age. As a result, we are subject to a wide range of degenerative conditions: these can cause debilitating pain that undermine our enjoyment of the most basic aspects of life. A healthy baby’s umbilical cord contains the cells that could change this for you and promote cell renewal and healing by providing the proteins, stem cells, and growth factors you need.
Umbilical cord cells have components with the potential to affect the environment inside the joint that stimulates your own tissue and aids in the regenerative process. The growth factors, proteins, and stem cells will continue to produce additional growth factors and proteins for a period of time, and stimulate your NATIVE STEM CELLS at the same time to aid in regeneration.
Regenerative medicine is changing the way we think about medicine. Medicine has mostly been focused on using drugs to mask the pain. Umbilical Cell and Stem Cell therapy have changed the paradigm away from thinking about masking pain to fundamentally changing the environment in your joint. Stem cell therapy is directed towards creating a healthy environment in the joint while stimulating your body to help in the regenerative process.
Indeed, umbilical cord cells include stem cells, growth factors, and a range of other beneficial proteins, and compounds. This clinic uses blood from the umbilical cord which has been purified to get rid of any harmful substances that might cause rejection of the treatment by your body. They inject the treated cord blood into the affected area, where the various active compounds found in cord cells go to work immediately to begin inflammation reduction and the promotion of healthy cell division and renewal.
Furthermore, some of the active compounds at work include VEGF (Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor), IL-LRA (Interleukin-1, a receptor antagonist, stem cell factors (SCF), FGF-2 (Fibroblast Growth Factor-2), and Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF-beta). Each of these compounds has a slightly different effect, but the net result is that the damaged cells in your joints are given the ingredients they need to kick-start healthy renewal and regeneration. The injection changes the chemistry inside the joint, creating a healthier environment that encourages positive, healing changes to take place. A better blood supply to the area, a reduction in damaging chronic inflammation and stimulation of healthy tissue growth are all typical consequences of the minimally invasive stem cell treatments we provide. By using umbilical cord cells in this way, it is possible to transform joint therapy into a holistic healing process that prompts the body to enhance its own regenerative efforts. This results in a natural process of joint health improvement in the weeks or months following the injection.