Regenerative Medicine

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cells are the master cells.  This means they have the ability to morph or configure themselves into any healthy, specialized cell type needed; regenerating and reproducing healthy cells that actually heal.

As we age, the number of stem cells our body produces decreases.   As a result, the body is unable to keep up with the repair demand.

These stem cells are an injury’s “first responders”.  Under normal conditions, they release a variety of healing factors that stimulate bone, skin and cartilage regeneration.  Umbilical cord stem cell therapy simply provides your body with a targeted, non-invasive solution increasing regeneration capacity for a variety of debilitating conditions.

Joint Conditions Treated

Knee Surgery Alternative

  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Chronic Knee Pain
  • Limited range of motion of the knee
  • Runners Knee
  • Knee Injuries like meniscus, ACL, or MCL tears

Shoulder Surgery Alternative

  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Shoulder bursitis
  • Rotator cuff tears

Ankle Surgery Alternative

  • Pain caused by cartilage loss
  • Pain from tendon tears or overstretched ligaments

Hip Surgery Alternative

  • Hip Pain
  • Osteonecrosis of the hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Difficulty walking up or down stairs or trouble standing from a seated position

Hand Surgery Alternative

  • Thumb arthritis (basal joint arthritis)

Back Surgery Alternative

  • Bulging or herniated lumbar discs
  • Low back pain
  • Buttock and leg pain
  • Numbness and tingling in legs/feet

How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

Our bodies have naturally occurring growth chemicals that program stem cells to integrate with the body’s existing cells to produce specialized tissue, ligament, tendon or cartilage as they repair damage in the targeted joint.   This healing process begins when stem cells are transplanted and arrive (either through migration or direct injection) at the injured part of the body being targeted for tissue regeneration.  Because stem cell healing is a natural process, our physicians can do a non-invasive procedure to inject a sufficient number of stem cells where they can hone in on the damaged area.

Patients are typically able to return to normal activity after the procedure!  Common side effects may include minor pain at the injection site, mild fever, mild headache or a low-grade fever.  Some patients experience slight swelling or a feeling of fullness in the area around the transplant site, but this subsides within a few hours as the body moves fluids in its normal ways.

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative medicine is the amazing process of replacing damaged or injured cells with healthy, life- renewing cells and tissues that restore function and vitality!  The key component to regenerative medicine is umbilical cord sourced stem cell therapy.

Over a million joint replacement surgeries are performed each year in the United States.   These are often performed at the end of a long chain of painkillers, physical therapy, lubricating injections… and finally surgery.  While these treatments can mask the symptoms or slow the degenerative progression, they are not able to actually heal or correct the underlying problem.

Why?

They don’t REGENERATE.

With the medical advances of these stem cell treatments, Progressive Medical Center offers a far superior option to this traditional path.   Choose a different path.  Avoid surgery, the long recovery, limited activity, and get back to living your life well!

How Are Stem Cells Administered?

Stem cells can be easily administered to problematic areas via injection.  At Progressive Medical Center, our physicians administer stem cells using intra-articular method.  This procedure involves injecting the stem cells and a supporting fluid directly into an affected joint.  Typically, your doctor will recommend a local anesthesia to minimize discomfort.  This procedure is often used in treatment of knees, hips, and shoulders.

Take that First Step!

 Find Out if Stem Cell Regenerative Treatments are Right for You….

Contact a Patient Care Coordinator TODAY at 770-676-6000 or email us at info@progressivemedicalcenter.com

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