Stem cells lie dormant in areas of the body, such as the bone marrow. They “wake up” when they receive signals that the body has suffered some type of injury – inflammation is a trigger. Like a soldier that needs orders, stem cells follow platelets – tiny blood cells that help your body form clots to stop bleeding – to the injured site. Once there, platelets release proteins to regulate the inflammation and stimulate new cell growth. Stem cells then begin to change into the same type of cell that was damaged to help with healing. Unfortunately, the number of stem cells in human beings begins to decline shortly after birth. This reduction is the reason our bodies show more wear and deterioration as we get older – the fewer stem cells lead to less effective healing.
This procedure uses stem cells derived from your own bone marrow and puts them back into your body intravenously. In all, the process takes less than 45 minutes and can help improve overall health. It is used for many people who suffer from an array of chronic illnesses.
This stem cell therapy treats chronic orthopedic pain in bones, joints and spine and can be an alternative to invasive surgery. Under sedation, some of your own bone marrow is quickly removed and then injected right into the area of damage or injury to aid in natural healing.
Our treatments take stem cells from one part of an individual’s body, where they exist in higher concentrations, and inject them into an injured area to potentially help reinforce their power. The hope is that those stem cells will take cues from surrounding cells of certain specific types (bone, cartilage, muscle, or other connective tissue) and develop into that type of cell, repairing the site.
Every individual is different. Two key determinants for success are the severity of your condition and your body’s response to stem cell therapy. At PRSC, we consult with patients from around the world to determine whether they are candidates for stem cell therapy and/or platelet-rich plasma. Click here to learn more about our treatment types.