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What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

If you need to repair or treat a particular condition or disease, you have probably discussed or at least heard of stem cell therapy. Throughout your recovery journey, it’s possible someone mentioned it as a worthwhile option to help you. But what is it exactly, and how can it help you?

Stem cell therapy has become a promising treatment plan for the regeneration of damaged tissues or organs. There are many different reasons that people choose to use it, and your condition may be one of them. We will dive deeper into what stem cells are exactly, what they do, and why they can help patients with various infirmities. We will also uncover more about stem cell therapy and what it all entails. 

What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are special human cells that are capable of developing into many different cell types. Their primary functions are to treat diseases and fix damaged tissues in the body. Stem cells are considered the body’s raw materials. 

A doctor holding a vile of stem cells.

There are two primary types of stem cells:

  • Adult stem cells: You can find these in small numbers in most adult tissues, such as fat and bone marrow.
  • Embryonic stem cells: These particular stem cells originate from embryos that are three to five days old. 

These cells serve a very important function. They are critical in the process of healing an individual of a particular disease because of their ability to regenerate organs and tissue that have been damaged in some way. 

What Stem Cells Do and How They Help

As the body’s repair system, stem cells can renew themselves, meaning they can generate new cells for your body. They are unique in that they can create new cell types and functions, meaning that they can become the type of cell your body needs to heal itself. They have been used for curing and fixing diseases of all sorts.

Here are just a few of the different diseases that stem cells can treat:

  • Anemia
  • Blood disorders
  • Bone marrow cancers
  • Leukemia
  • Inherited immune disorders
  • Solid tumors

People are interested in stem cells and stem cell therapy for many good reasons. Understanding stem cell therapy yields a better understanding of how a particular disease originated in the first place. Stem cells are essentially a regenerative medicine, generating healthy cells to replace cells impacted by the disease. Researchers today continue to learn more and are continually conducting further research and testing. 

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy is also known as regenerative medicine. The injections ignite the repair response of dysfunctional, injured, and diseased tissue with the help of stem cells. Researchers grow the cells in a lab and then manipulate them so that they turn into specific types of cells, like blood cells or nerve cells. Once these specialized cells are ready, they can be administered to patients to help with their conditions. 

Stem Cells Grown In a Lab

Doctors have been using stem cells to treat diseases like blood-related cancers and blood-related diseases, as well as degenerative diseases like heart failure. Keep in mind that research is ongoing about stem cells and all the different ways in which they can be used. New information is always emerging. This treatment is groundbreaking. It allows someone affected by disease and illness to turn their health around and live a better life. 

How Are Treatments Performed?

The area in which a doctor will administer or inject stem cells depends on where your body is affected. If you have an issue in the legs, your injection site will likely be in your knees. If you have a problem in your hips, then the injection site will be at the hip joint. In addition, doctors can use your own stem cells for the treatment. They can perform a non-surgical injection of your own stem cells into the applicable joint.

The risk of infection is minimal since you are using your own cells. This makes it a highly effective treatment option. In any case, the stem cells themselves would come from a person’s bone marrow. A stem cell injection is seamless and quick and will not leave you suffering from the same aftermath as you would if you had to go through surgery. 

What to Do When Suffering from Pain

Are you suffering from a certain condition or disease, or do you have chronic pain? Here at Lone Star Spine and Pain Physicians, we can help you. Our purpose is to assist you in getting through your recovery effectively and quickly. You will be in great hands and receive the best care possible when working with our team. 

Perhaps you are unsure whether or not we can help you with the problem you are experiencing. Here is a list of just some of the conditions we treat:

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Whiplash
  • Arm pain
  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Neuropathy and nerve pain
  • Lumbar disc herniation
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain

If you are ready to give stem cell therapy a try, now is the time to get in touch with us so you can feel your best. You can contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn about how we can help you feel better fast. We can discuss treatment and therapy options that make sense for you and your condition.

Our clinic provides a wide variety of pain management services and always ensures that you receive the best possible care available. We encourage you to get in touch with our clinic today to learn more and get the conversation started now. Our experienced team is here to help. We want to help you feel better and function to the best of your ability. We have multiple locations, so find the one closest to you. It is time that you get your life back. We look forward to speaking with you and working with you soon!

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