Cellular Regeneration Using Stem Cells
Carolina Regenerative Medicine specializes in curing chronic pain and inflammatory conditions using the latest advanced regenerative therapies. We get to the root cause of disease for sustainable healing, improved health, vitality, and happiness. Regenerative therapy activates the body’s own self-healing mechanisms for cellular and tissue regeneration and repair. We treat people with osteoarthritis; ‘bone on bone knees’, shoulders, elbows, ankles, and hands where they are having pain and degeneration. Why would someone want to do steroid injections that do not fix anything when they can get regeneration? What if we could help your body heal like you were ten years old again?
This is a non-surgical and non-invasive treatment option that can be performed on the same day in the comfort of our office procedure room. There is no downtime and no general anesthesia as with joint replacement surgery. If you have tried other treatments without lasting relief and are looking for a safe alternative to surgery, you are likely a good candidate for Stem Cell Therapy.
Our health approach will amplify your body’s natural healing process in the places it is needed most; in an inflamed, damaged or worn out joint. Regenerative medicine is a relatively new field that pools the research from experts around the world to find solutions to some of the most challenging medical problems faced by our aging bodies. This treatment has been used to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative arthritis in active seniors, wounded soldiers and athletes who might otherwise face invasive surgeries with long recovery times, chronic pain and a diminished quality of life.
We Use Umbilical Cord-Derived Stem Cells
Not all stem cells are created equal. The Center for Functional Medicine & Wellbeing utilizes umbilical cord-derived stem cells. Mesenchymal stem cells from the umbilical cord blood are known to have three very important properties: they help reduce inflammation; modulate the immune system, and secrete factors that helps tissue to regenerate.
Umbilical cord stem cells are less mature than other cells, so the body’s immune system is unable to recognize them as foreign and there has never been a single instance of rejection. Umbilical cord stem cells also proliferate more efficiently than older cells, such as those found in the bone marrow and therefore, they are considered more beneficial.
Safe and regulated by FDA
Our umbilical cord tissue is donated from healthy newborn infants and their healthy mothers from safe American hospital sources. Like all post-natal cells (meaning after the child is born), they are categorized as “adult” stem cells. The umbilical cord tissue is donated by pre-screened and tested healthy mothers and healthy babies in the United States. We abide by the most stringent FDA and medical guidelines and our lab is compliant with the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) standards.
What Are Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC’s)?
They are messengers that signal your body to activate self-healing and regeneration. The MSC’s themselves do not create new tissue or healing, they signal your body to activate a cascade of cellular functions. As we age, we have fewer mesenchymal stem cells, therefore getting a boost of the day “zero” MSC’s may help many conditions. This regenerative cocktail composition of super concentrated mesenchymal stem cells, exosomes, platelets, and bioactive growth factors signal your body to start self-healing and regeneration.
How Do Stem Cells Work?
Human umbilical cord stem cells have innate intelligence and activate the body’s own self-healing mechanisms. They seek out inflammation and degeneration. In other words, they give your body a boost of fresh, “day 0”, very young stem cells to help with regeneration, harnessing your own healing potential. Our stem cells age right along with us and we also are producing far fewer stem cells with each passing decade of our lifetime. That is why as we age, our body does not recover at the same rate as it did when we were younger.
This is a same-day procedure that takes about 60 minutes from start to finish with only some mild to moderate discomfort in the first few hours following the procedure. Patients tend to see a gradual decrease in pain and return to improved function across several weeks after the procedure; with continued improvement as the healing progresses over time. Our protocol is continually evolving, so how we proceed with care is ultimately decided on a case-by-case basis.
“Stem Cells and Derived Products Offer Great Promise for New Medical Treatments” – Mayo Clinic
“… Stem Cells Promise to Radically Change Medicine by Enhancing the Body’s Own Capacity of Healing Itself” Washington Post
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