Stem Cell Injection Therapy

Been dealing with chronic pain and ready for the cycle to end?  Stem Cells harness the regenerative power of your body to heal damaged, worn out joints, ligaments, tendons and connective tissue.   A stem cell can differentiate into skin, bone, muscle, cartilage, tendon, or ligament cells.  As highly adaptable, self-dividing cells, stem cells have a powerful role in the body’s growth and repair processes.

What are stem cell injections?

Stem Cell 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 proven Stem cells have helped regrow cartilage, meniscal tears, and other types of degenerative joint disease. Local stem cells are depleted in chronic joint pain, but because of the extreme potency and effective healing nature of these cells, Stem cell injections often only require a single treatment.

You don’t have to live with pain. Ending the cycle is possible. Getting your body to regenerate itself, restore function and decrease pain; that’s how Regenerative Medicine works.

Common conditions treated with stem cell injection therapy:

  • Osteoarthritis – Including Bone-on-Bone
  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Tendonitis
  • 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
  • TMJ

Conditions that do not respond favorbly to stem cell injections:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic myofascial pain syndromes
  • Severely herniated discs
  • Central Spinal Stenosis
  • Complete Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Frank Surgical Conditions
  • Pain from Cancer
  • Pain from Autoimmune Conditions

Stem cell therapies 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?

Amniotic Stem Cell Joint Regeneration 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. Not to mention the long road to recovery thereafter!

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 stem cells offer a cutting edge and effective solution for regenerating these types of injuries and giving your freedom from pain.

Am I a candidate for Stem Cell Injection Therapy?

Patients who have worn cartilage, ligaments, tendon and joints are potential candidates for stem cell injection 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 Stem Cell Injections, 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 stem cells are deemed necessary. Dextrose Prolotherapy and PRP (platelet-rich plasma) 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.

Amniotic Stem Cells have several benefits:

  1. Amniotic tissues divide faster
  2. Amniotic cells do not show signs of age like adult tissue
  3. Amniotic stem cells do not develop tumors
  4. There are no ethical issues
  5. These are NOT embryonic stem cells

Why Amniotic Stem Cells?

Amniotic Stem Cells, cells derived from amniotic tissue, are undifferentiated cells that are able to form many tissues needed in the body. 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 tissues are a unique source of stem 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 tissue 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 Stem Cells

Where do perinatal stem cells come from?

At Regenerate Health, your physician will use a liquid allograft that contains amniotic stem cells.  These cells are taken directly from the amniotic fluid 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.  

Is amniotic tissue safe?

Yes.  The manufacturer reports that tissues used are recovered, processed, and distributed by 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. Stem Cell injections are a low-risk option for patients in need of stem cell therapy in the Santa Barbara area.

At Regenerate Health Medical we don’t let pain get in your way. Talk to us to find out if Stem Cell Treatment can effectively treat your pain.

At Regenerate Health Medical we don’t let pain get in your way. Talk to us to find out if Stem Cell Treatment can effectively treat your pain.