Stem Cell Therapy
Regenerative cell therapy is a non-invasive, all-natural treatment that has the potential to reduce the pain you face every day. Our treatments can relieve the pain you feel from age, injury or illness, and may be an alternative to surgery.
Often, our regenerative medicine treatment is confused with “stem cell therapy.” We are leaders in the Tampa Bay area for regenerative cell therapy and want to educate pain sufferers on the major benefits of this type of stem cell treatment and how it differs from the painful and sometimes risky or unethical procedures involved in conventional stem cell therapies.
Types of Stem Cells
Regenerative cellular tissue aka stem cells are, in a way, “beginner” cells. They have not yet taken on a specific task in the body but have the potential to become any type of cell. Though we start out with many stem cells, we will slowly lose stem cells over time, and their efficacy diminishes as well. That’s why we choose to use mesenchymal stem cells; they are young, vibrant, and ready to work.
Stem cell therapy usually does not use donor cells, but instead, harvests old stem cells from the patient’s body. When it does involve donated tissue, it may be from the bone marrow of a close relative, and these cells are also as old as the donor. Donor stem cells may even be from an embryo produced in a lab, which brings up ethical and even health concerns since embryonic stem cells may result in tumors.
Adipose Tissue Stem Cells
Adipose tissue is fat tissue. All people have some degree of adipose tissue, and it contains stem cells. We do not use these stem cells because they have aged with you, which makes them less vigorous and reduces their effectiveness.
Bone Marrow Stem Cells
People also have stem cells in their bone marrow. Not only have these stem cells aged with you, but they must be extracted by drilling into your hip or leg bone. We believe that our patients, many of whom are trying to avoid invasive, painful procedures, don’t get the best benefit from treatments with bone marrow stem cells. There’s extended recovery time, and the quality of stem cells is too low. Also, some patients who have osteoporosis or other conditions may simply be unable to undergo bone marrow stem cell extraction.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells
These are the stem cells we use in our stem cell treatment. Mesenchymal stem cells are ethically and responsibly harvested by tissue banks from the Wharton’s jelly of umbilical cords. Cells are obtained in a process called an umbilical allograft. This procedure does not cause even minor discomfort to the baby or the mother.
Stem Cell Treatment
The stem cell treatment we provide uses only mesenchymal stem cells. Unlike your own stem cells, these are young, active, and efficient stem cells. They are better able to repair tissue damage and replace tissue that has worn away, including even bone and cartilage.
Stem Cell Treatment for Pain
Stem cell treatments can benefit those who are feeling many different kinds of chronic pain. We offer stem cell treatment to those who suffer from:
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain like a torn or partially torn rotator cuff
- Torn or partially torn labrum
- Elbow pain
- Hip pain
- Other joint pain
- Damaged or degraded cartilage
- Plantar fasciitis
- Disc problems
- Bone issues
Interested in harnessing the body’s own healing potential to reduce your pain? The stem cell treatments we offer are not only capable of reducing your pain, but we believe they are superior to stem cell therapies in the Tampa Bay area that use adipose or bone marrow stem cells.
If you have been thinking about stem cell therapy in Tampa, Hillsborough County or any nearby city in the Tampa Bay area, call us today at (813) 873-7777 for a complimentary consultation. Our doctors will discuss this non-invasive, all-natural treatment for pain relief and long-term healing. We’ll get you back to doing the things you love.