Stem Cell Therapy
“Cellular medicine does more than treat symptoms, it restores the body’s ability to heal itself.”
Many people today are looking for alternatives to invasive surgery or endless pain medications that can have serious side effects. Regenerative medicine such as cellular therapies work by harnessing the body’s innate ability to grow and heal itself. Cellular therapy involves using innovative treatments to help avoid or reduce the need for surgery. Stem cells have the potential to treat a wide range of diseases and injuries, and based on how they are obtained and where they originate from, different stem cells have different capabilities. At Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware, we offer cellular to help reduce and heal inflammation in the body and repair damaged tissues.
What Are Stem Cells and How Do They Work?
At the Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware, we offer four different types of cellular therapies to aid in the repair of joint pain and injury and muscle degeneration.
As the very foundation of every cell in your body, the primary role of stem cells is to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found. Stem cells have the ability to develop — through a process called differentiation — and self-renew (make copies of themselves) into many different types of cells, such as skin cells, brain cells, lung cells and more. Stem cells are a key component of regenerative medicine, as they create opportunities for new clinical applications. developing completely new ways to treat and manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart failure, and degenerative nerve, bone and joint conditions.
There are four different types of stem cells – they originate from different areas of the body, and they have different healing functionalities:
- Embryonic stem cells – (ES) are incredibly valuable stem cells that are formed as normal part of embryonic development, and have the potential to become any type of cell in the body, making them invaluable for treating and studying many diseases.
- Tissue-specific stem cells– Tissue specific stem cells have been found in tissues such as the brain, heart, bone marrow, blood, blood vessels, skeletal muscles, skin and liver. These tissue-specific stem cells are powerful, naturally-occurring cells that can modify inflammation and promote natural healing.
- Mesenchymal stem cells – (MSCs) are tissue or “adult” stem cells, which are specialized cells found in the skeletal tissues. They can differentiate or specialize into cartilage cells, bone cells and fat cells.
- Induced pluripotent stem cells – (iPs) cells are cells that are created artificially in a lab by reprogramming a patient’s own natural cells, thus there is no risk that their immune system will reject them. These iPs cells can be made from freely available cells including fat*, skin and fibroblasts (cells that produce connective tissue).
We’re Excited to Help Your Body Heal Naturally
Please contact Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware today to discuss if our stem cell therapy could benefit you. We look forward to helping your body heal, and relieving pain and inflammation associated with an injury or degenerative condition, so you can resume a healthy, active lifestyle.