Stem cells are your body’s raw material from which it generates all other cells with specialized functions. Under the correct conditions, stem cells can divide and form daughter cells. Daughter cells can either become new stem cells or specialized cells.
Stem cells have three different sources. Embryonic stem cells come from 3-5 day old embryos, adult stem cells come from human bone marrow or body fat, and induced pluripotent stem cells are adult stem cells altered to have the properties of embryonic stem cells.
Stem cell treatments are a form of regenerative medicine designed to repair damaged cells by reducing inflammation and modulating the immune system. Stem cell treatments utilize stem cells to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and repair damaged, diseased, or injured tissue.
Stem cell therapy is available for many medical conditions, and many studies are underway to learn what else stem cells can do. While stem cell treatment is not a cure for any disease, it allows the body to heal itself and leave the patient with more manageable symptoms.
Stem cell treatments can regenerate injured parts of the body and reduce inflammation, in turn reduce pain. Stem cells can treat a variety of chronic pain issues, such as degenerative disc disease, arthritis, connective tissue injuries, neuropathy or nerve damage, joint pain, and more.
Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive treatment, negating the need for invasive surgery. Stem cell treatments can be performed with the help of ultrasound or fluoroscopy devices. Additionally, stem cell treatments come with significantly fewer risks and are less time-consuming than surgery and other therapies.
Stem cell treatments are administered directly to the affected area, severely minimizing the risk of nerve damage compared to standard surgical procedures. Nerve damage can affect the body’s mobility and functionality. Since stem cell treatment is localized to the affected area, it prevents any nearby nerves from being damaged.
Stem cell treatments utilize materials derived directly from the patient’s body. This fact significantly reduces the chances of the body rejecting treatment compared to other chronic pain or injury treatments.
Since stem cell treatment is minimally invasive and non-surgical, patients do not need to go under general anesthesia. When bone marrow is used for stem cell treatment, it’s typically harvested from the iliac crest, the curved part at the top of the hip. While some patients may require a local anesthetic for the harvesting process, it is nowhere near as invasive as general anesthesia.
Stem cell treatments have a fast recovery time that allows patients to get right back to daily life and feel the benefits of the treatment. In addition to treating pain, stem cell treatments also increase the functionality, range of motion, and flexibility of the part of the body that was damaged.
Stem cell treatments in Charlotte at NeoGenix have been used to treat autoimmune, inflammatory, neurological, orthopedic conditions, and traumatic injuries. Studies have been conducted on their use for Crohn’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, COPD, Parkinson’s ALS, stroke recovery, and more.
If you suffer from chronic pain or pain from an injury, stem cell treatment may be a great option. NeoGenix is here to create a care plan for your needs so you can go back to your life. We will provide you with outstanding service to manage your pain. Learn more by contacting us!
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Based on thousands of stem cell and growth factor procedures performed by Dr. Altizer since January of 2016, over 94% of patients have subjectively, objectively, and through activities of daily living reported the procedure was successful. The success of the procedure was determined by the patient achieving at least a 50% or more overall improvement with lasting results.
When asked after 1 year what their overall improvement was, patients have subjectively, objectively, and through activities of daily living reported an average overall improvement of between 83-84%.