Most human cells perform very specific jobs. Stem cells are undifferentiated, meaning they have the potential to transform into different types of cells that can perform numerous tasks within your body.
There are multiple types of stem cells, including:
Embryonic stem cells
Obtained from the blastocysts of embryos created through in vitro fertilization, these stem cells are pluripotent, meaning they can develop into many different tissue types.
Mesenchymal stem cells
Obtained most often from bone marrow and umbilical cord blood, these stem cells are multipotent, meaning they can develop into a range of tissue types. Mesenchymal stem cells can become cartilage, bone, or tissue cells.
At Atlantic Coast Pain Specialists, donor stem cells are used for all procedures.
Stem cell therapy is an exciting area of medical research, and ongoing studies show promising results. Many researchers believe that stem cell therapy holds the key to finding effective treatments for a range of diseases and painful conditions.
One of the main benefits of stem cell therapy is that it uses natural, human cells to regenerate tissue at the site of cellular damage. That process addresses pain in a natural way, without relying on narcotic pain medications or invasive surgery.
Surgical procedures come with several risks, and not all procedures are successful. Narcotic pain medication can be a very effective option, but it comes with a risk of serious side effects and addiction.
Stem cell therapy offers the possibility of managing pain without the risk of surgical complications or addiction. Many people prefer this option, which harnesses the power of human cells to regenerate and renew.
Because stem cells can repair and regenerate tissue, they have lots of applications in pain management.
One of the most exciting aspects of stem cell therapy is its ability to reduce inflammation in people with spine conditions like degenerative disc disease or disc herniation. Stem cells can also lead to regeneration of damaged cells in your disc tissue, causing improvements in function and pain reduction.
If you have chronic neck or back pain that has not responded to treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Kline to learn more about stem cell therapy.
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