What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Are you tired of hearing…
“You’ve got bone on bone, there’s nothing that can be done.”
“Surgery is your only option from here.”
“We just don’t know what else to do for you.”
“There’s a new medication that might help.”
“Knee replacements work really well, why not just get it done?
“We can inject steroids for inflammation”
When injected into the site of an injury, mesenchymal stem cells have the amazing ability to reduce inflammation, induce our body’s own stem cells to repair damaged tissue and in some cases actually turn into the tissues that have been damaged or lost. Stem cell therapy can be used to treat…
- Muscle, ligament and tendon injuries
- Arthritis of the knee, hip and shoulders
- Back pain, degenerative disc disease
- Rotator cuff issues, golfers and tennis elbow
- Medical conditions such as COPD, asthma, tremors and MS
What’s in the stem cell shot?
Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Mesenchymal stem cells can reduce inflammation, instigate our body to repair damaged tissues and sometimes replace damaged or lost tissues. Mesenchymal stem cells are taken from the placentas of healthy newborn babies who, along with their parents, have been tested and cleared for infectious diseases and genetic abnormalities. Because they are biologically younger, they don’t react with your own tissue and are more robust in their response to injuries
Cytokines and Growth Factors
Cytokines are signals that tell the stem cells and growth factors what to do and what to become.
Growth factors include collagen, a key building block for joints and connective tissues, amino acids to help build proteins, and other growth factors that stimulate tissue development.
Regenerative therapy is healing non-functioning cells in a process of replacing and renewing human cells and tissues for the purpose of restoring your optimal body function. This may include the use of stem cells in a medically appropriate and individualized manner.
The human body utilizes a variety of chemical reactions and cells to begin the healing process. Dr. Jay Pennock prefers Predictive Biotech because Predictive’s regenerative therapeutics deliver an additional boost of interconnected systems including cellular scaffolds, growth factors, cytokines and specialty molecules to help recover, rebuild and renew. The table below shows the variety of stem cell products available.