You can help alleviate back pain or other common soft tissue injuries using an innovative therapy that encourages natural healing processes in your body. By using the stem cells from your own body to stimulate healing, the experts at Innovative Medicine can improve your mobility and otherwise treat the symptoms that you struggle with from a wound that simply won’t heal. This innovative new stem cell therapy process has the potential to improve your life.
What Does Stem Cell Therapy Do?
Imagine the cells in your body as blank slates before they get “assigned” to a certain function. These cells in their blank state can develop into muscle cells, skin cells, or any of the other cells that comprise your body’s tissues and organs. These cells in their blank state are known as stem cells. These stem cells undergo a process called differentiating in order to become whatever type of cell your body needs.
These stem cells can be extracted naturally from your body before differentiating from your bone marrow, blood, or other sources. The idea behind the treatment is the same no matter where the stem cells are taken from. The stem cells are able to differentiate into specialized adult cells of whichever type is necessary to heal the afflicted area. While everybody has these stem cells in their body, they do become less plentiful as you age.
The Healing Potential of Stem Cells
The fact that stem cells can be made into essentially any other type of cell has major implications in the field of healthcare. Take the theoretical example of an organ transplant using this treatment; hypothetically, a new organ could be grown with the patient’s own DNA by using stem cells from their body. That isn’t the extent of the medical applications of stem cells, however. Therapy utilizing these cells can heal a wide variety of ailments.
By using this “raw material” of the body, some incredible results can be achieved. Consider the word “stem” and how it relates to plants, where other parts of the plant grow from the stem. The cell that grows directly from a stem cell is otherwise known as a “daughter cell,” which will either self-renew into another stem cell or differentiate into a cell with a specific function. Utilizing these cells has the potential to change our own natural ability to heal by regenerating cells of an all-new type from the stem cell.
How Does Treatment Work?
Treatment using stem cells is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure and is minimally invasive. The whole process can be handled within the comfort of our office, and will feel easy and stress-free for you from start to finish. We will give you a simple injection that jumpstarts the differentiating process in your body to take advantage of your body’s own natural capability for healing and regeneration. Your own body takes over the work from there, using the regenerative properties of stem cells to help heal the damaged tissue.
How Long Will Treatment Take?
After the short in-patient treatment, you’ll be able to go about your day-to-day life as normal. Depending on the exact condition that you’re using treatment for, follow-up physical therapy sessions may be recommended as needed. The initial treatment usually takes between 45 minutes and an hour. The first step is extracting the stem cells from your body. The treatment is then applied to the target area, which takes no more than 15 minutes.
You’ll feel minimal discomfort from receiving the treatment, but we still recommend having somebody on hand to help drive you home so that your body can get the necessary rest. Give yourself a day’s rest, and then your life can continue as normal. Effects of stem cell treatment are long-lasting. In some cases, studies have shown that treatment of this kind can have effects that last as long as ten years. Some ailments treated with stem cells, such as arthritis, may return over time, but follow-up therapy can assist at that point.
What Can This Therapy Be Used To Treat?
Stem cell treatment is versatile and has a wide range of applications. Lost cells are replenished by this process, and it can even restore the feeling in injured nerve cells. There are a wide variety of ailments that can be helped by this process. Autoimmune diseases including Crohn’s disease, Parkinson’s, Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, and COPD can all benefit from this therapy. Some ailments that have shown positive reactions to this treatment include:
- Minimize appearance of scar tissue
- Reconstruct tissue and skin cells
- Lower pain and inflammation
- Repair soft tissue damage
While many of the ailments associated with these symptoms cannot necessarily be cured, stem cell treatment helps to improve your quality of life if you are suffering from such afflictions by assisting your body in healing itself.
Where To Get the Best Treatment
Stem cell treatment can benefit you whether you’re suffering from an ailment causing you significant pain, you simply want to reduce the appearance of scar tissue, or for just about anything in between. Contact us to schedule a consultation with the experts at Innovative Medicine in Lafayette, IN so that you can start enjoying the impressive healing benefits of this revolutionary therapy.