We concentrate on regenerative medicine, including the latest innovations in cellular science. If you live in the greater Marietta area and have questions or want more clarification about the differences in regenerative medicine, Wharton’s Jelly stem cell therapy, or conventional stem cell therapy, please get in touch with us. We would love the opportunity to give you more details and help you make an informed decision.
The human body has trillions of cells. Cells draw nutrients from the foods we eat and convert them into energy. Cells contain an organism’s hereditary code, and they can divide into copies of themselves to support growth and healing.
Mesenchymal stem cells, when injected, have the ability to signal other cells to reactivate. This enables healing and restoration in the body.
Types of Stem Cells
Different types of stem cells are used in regenerative medicine treatments.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells / Wharton’s Jelly Stem Cell Therapy
Our regenerative cell treatments contain mesenchymal stem cells derived from Wharton’s jelly. People often refer to this procedure as Wharton’s Jelly stem cell therapy. We source these cells from reliable tissue banks.
The umbilical allograft method of cell collection is completely safe and does not cause any discomfort to the baby or the mother. The collection procedure is conducted in strict compliance with FDA and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB) principles. These cells are highly effective because they are young and strong.
They have not yet aged in the way your own stem cells have. The best way to think about the value of young stem cells is to to consider how fast a young person heals from an injury as opposed to an older person. This is because of their young, healthy stem cells.
Some other Marietta area clinics choose to harvest these cells, however we do not.
The process of extracting bone marrow cells is quite painful. A hole is drilled into the hip or femur, which is a highly invasive procedure.
The cells obtained from bone marrow are not as effective since they are as old as the patient, and thus not nearly as efficient as younger stem cells.
We also choose not to use adipose tissue cells. They are extracted from a patient’s fat cells while they are under local anesthetic, and this procedure is slightly invasive.
We don’t prefer to use these cells for several reasons. Your body stores toxins in fat cells and those toxins may have an adverse effect on the stem cells and may therefore lessen your results.
These cells are also the age of the patient, making them less effective than younger, cleaner cells. After the age of 30 your stem cells begin to lose effectiveness.
Amniotic fluid is known more for the growth factors it contains than for the stem cells themselves.
The growth factors include amino acids, cytokines, and a few other substances related to immune function.
Treatment with amniotic cells and growth factors may be recommended as part of your care.
The cells used in the treatments offered at our clinic are exceptionally effective.
When they are injected into the affected area of the body, they are readily accepted and put to work.
The young cells immediately provide a boost to your body’s natural ability to regenerate tissue.
Patients benefit from regenerative cell therapy for a variety of conditions including:
- Knee pain
- Shoulder or elbow pain
- Back pain
- Nerve damage
- Muscle, tendon, and ligament tears
- Cartilage and meniscus damage
- Rotator cuff injury
- Neck pain
- Pain caused by poor fitness and posture