Been dealing with chronic pain and ready for the cycle to end? Medicinal Signaling Cells or “MSC”, harness the regenerative power of the body to heal damaged, worn-out joints, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissue. A signaling cell stimulates the body to build and repair tissues including skin, bone, muscle, cartilage, tendon, or ligaments. Medicinal signaling cells have a powerful role in the body’s growth and repair processes.
What is MSC Therapy?
MSC Injections are the most potent and advanced treatment in Regenerative Medicine and are indicated for those with advanced degenerative disease such as bone-on-bone osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease or lingering chronic injuries.
Current research and clinical outcomes have shown MSC therapy aide in regrowing cartilage, healing meniscal tears, and other types of degenerative joint disease. Local somatic cells are depleted in chronic joint pain so the body needs a healing jump start. Because of the effective healing nature of these cells, MSC therapy often only requires a single treatment!
Medicinal Signaling Cell VS Mesenchymal Stem Cell
What’s the difference?
Why We Recommend MSC Therapy
Many people refer to non-autologous or donor-deprived cells as stem cells, but this is actually a misnomer. By the time the donor-derived cells reach the patient in office, the cells are no longer live stem cells but are acting as signaling cells and are very powerful stimulators for healing and therefore pain reduction in that they signal growth of new tissue.
The cells we use at Regenerate Health are cells derived from amniotic and umbilical tissue as well as extracellular vessicles that signal a potent healing cascade to regenerate and heal tissues, hence the name signaling cells. Theses signaling cells are the basic cells of regeneration, allowing your body to heal injuries like never before.
They contain growth factors that promote cellular proliferation and new collagen formation as well as proteins that suppress and modulate inflammation and pain.
Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy Isn’t Recommended
Only Stem Cells grafted from the patient themselves contain live Mesenchymal Stem Cells by the time they are concentrated and ready to be reinjected into the patient. These cells, however, age with you and experience all the trauma, toxicity and stress that you do. These are also extracted via a surgical procedure.
At Regenerate Health we recommend donor-derived cells to aide you in signaling healing, recovery and pain resolution for your body for maximum benefit!
Looking for a comprehensive and cost-effective approach to your joint regeneration? The Regenerative Medicine Program was designed to get you the best results possible!
Common conditions treated with MSC Therapy:
- Osteoarthritis – Including Bone-on-Bone
- Degenerative joint disease
- Ligament laxity, joint instability & hyper mobility
- Low back pain & sciatica
- Hip Pain – arthritis, bursitis, labrum lesions
- Knee pain – meniscal, ACL, MCL, LCL tears
- Chondromalacia patella
- Foot & ankle pain – plantar fasciitis, sprains, Morton’s neuroma
- Neck pain – whiplash, headache, migraines
- Shoulder pain – rotator cuff, glenoid labrum tears
- Elbow pain – golfer’s & tennis elbow
- Wrist pain – carpal tunnel, weak or sore wrists
- Hand – thumb & finger pain
Conditions that do not respond favorably to MSC Therapy:
- Chronic myofascial pain syndromes
- Severely herniated discs
- Central Spinal Stenosis
- Complete Rotator Cuff Tears
- Frank Surgical Conditions
- Pain from Cancer
- Pain from Autoimmune Conditions
MSC Therapy can prevent the need for surgery or drugs
Joint replacement surgeries are one of the most expensive and time-consuming healthcare procedures. The majority of surgeons will advise you to hold off on surgery as long as possible or at least until the degeneration is so severe that surgery is warranted. As if there were no other option? Why wait so long to reverse the damage, when there are proven-effective, non-invasive alternatives? Not to mention the long road to recovery thereafter!
MSC Therapy is one of modern medicine’s most cutting-edge therapies and is an ideal solution for improving joint mobility, reducing joint pain, and preventing costly and painful surgeries. The cells are sourced from amniotic and umbilical tissues and offer unparalleled signals to jump start a powerful regenerative response.
At Regenerate Health, we know it is likely you see other doctors or surgeons that have already diagnosed you or a loved one with Arthritis, Bone-on-Bone Joints, or Degenerative Joint Disease. These conditions are commonly treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, painkillers, and hyaluronic acid injections or visco-supplementation, and/or cortisone shots. While these treatments are sometimes beneficial, the results are limited—usually providing only temporary relief and rarely addressing the underlying cause of your pain. These treatments often result in continual wear and tear on the joints and may end in major surgeries, like total joint replacement or permanent disability and chronic pain, as the underlying injuries, degeneration and instability have not been addressed.
On the contrary, Amniotic and Umbilical MSC offer a cutting edge and effective solution for regenerating these types of injuries and giving your freedom from pain.
Am I a candidate for MSC Therapy?
Patients who have worn cartilage, ligaments, tendon and joints are potential candidates for MSC Therapy. If you are considering joint replacements, you should absolutely get a second opinion before surgery. Once surgery is performed, there is no going back to reverse any anatomical changes that have been made. Why not begin with less invasive treatments like MSC Therapy, before getting under the knife?
Some severe cases of advanced osteoarthritis and degenerative joint disease may no longer receive the benefits of Regenerative Medicine, as the degeneration has progressed to a point of no return. For people who are looking to prolong surgery or for the possibility of natural pain relief, Dr. ACE will perform a complete exam, review imaging studies, and evaluate you to see if you are a candidate.
What are some other options in Joint Regeneration?
At Regenerate Health, we specialize in various injection solutions that stimulate healing and repair of ligaments, tendons, cartilage and joints. You may be eligible for other types of natural pain relief injections long before somatic cells are deemed necessary. Dextrose Prolotherapy and PRP are effective options for people who are considered candidates for arthroscopy and laparoscopy surgeries or for those looking to accelerate healing of injuries and degeneration.
If surgery is still warranted, Dr. ACE will work in conjunction with your orthopedic surgeon to boost the healing and repair process to get you the relief and pain freedom you deserve.
Medicinal Signaling Cells have several benefits:
- Signal tissue regeneration
- Do not show signs of age like adult tissue
- Do not develop tumors
- There are no ethical issues
- These are NOT embryonic somatic cells
Why MSC Therapy?
MSC cells are derived from amniotic and umbilical tissue, are undifferentiated cells that signal a potent healing cascade to regenerate and heal tissues. They are the basic cells of regeneration, allowing your body to heal injuries like never before. They contain growth factors that promote cellular proliferation and new collagen formation as well as proteins that suppress and modulate inflammation and pain.
Amniotic and placental tissues are a unique source of cells that avoid the invasive and timely procedure of harvesting from the patient and also avoid the issues of immune system activation and tissue rejection. Due to the combination of the unique biological structure of amniotic and placental tissues and the lower risk of an immune response, this is safe and effective therapy for those seeking relief from advanced degeneration and pain.
More answers about MSC Therapy
Where do perinatal medicinal signaling cells come from?
At Regenerate Health, your Doctor will use a liquid allograft that contains amniotic or umbilical derived medicinal signaling cells. These cells are taken directly from the amniotic fluid or umbilical cord tissue of donors who undergo a rigorous screening, testing, and medical record review process.
The liquid tissue matrix consists of proteins, cytokines, growth factors, and other chemical compounds.
Are medicinal signaling cell tissues safe?
Yes. The manufacturer reports that tissues used are recovered, processed, and distributed by the FDA and AATB accredited tissue banks. Donors are pre-screened in a process that reviews their medical records and evaluates their pre-natal test results. Furthermore, the Medical Director confirms eligibility through:
▪ Behavioral risk assessment
▪ Review of blood test results
▪ Donor medical history
▪ Communicable disease testing
All tissues are recovered using an aseptic recovery technique during sterile cesarean section. Infection disease screening requirements either meet or exceed all FDA and AATB requirements. Culturing and toxicity testing is performed prior to lot release. MSC injections are a low-risk option for patients in need of therapy in the Santa Barbara California area.