Regenerative Medicine is the process of replacing and renewing human cells, tissues, organs, proteins, etc. for the purpose of restoring normal functions in the body. One of the key components of Regenerative Medicine is the use of stem cells to promote cell replacement strategy.
Discover the Benefits of Regenerative Therapy
As we all age, our joints and tissues naturally lose their ability to repair themselves over time and especially, after an injury. This leads to an inability to regenerate cartilage, tendons, and bones.
STEM CELL INJECTIONS
COULD BE THE SOLUTION
A safe and natural alternative without the side effects of those associated with steroid injections!
What are Stem Cells Injections?
Stem Cell Injections is the process of injecting young and healthy stem cells into an area of the body to:
repair and rebuild osteoarthritic joints and cartilage
restore mobility and reduce pain in as little as one treatment with minimal to no downtime
provide an alternative to joint surgery for some patients
reduce the recovery time of sports injuries
provide cosmetic facial rejuvenation
encourage the growth of hair for hair restoration
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells in our body that have the capacity to change into any healthy cell type. This means stem cells can change into skin, bone, heart, or muscle cells. They also have the ability to replicate substantially as compared to normal cells such as skin. Stem cells are located through our body in almost every organ and tissue such as bone marrow, fat, teeth, muscles, etc. However, like other cells in our body, stem cells also age as we do. That's why Dr. Poormehr uses stem cells from umbilical cords where the stem cells are young and healthy.
What conditions are treated by Dr. Poormehr?
Degenerative Joint Conditions such as osteoarthritis
Chronic Joint Pain
Joint Injuries such as knee, shoulder, ankle, and elbow
Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation
Cartilage and Joint Function Improvement
In the area of joint injury and degeneration, Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSC) are being used to improve the function of joints. There are numerous clinical studies or case studies in the peer-review scientific literature, all demonstrating that stem cells may regenerate tissue, improve function, reduce pain, and improve the quality of life for those suffering from orthopedic problems. Dr. Poormehr only uses FDA-Approved joint treatments for those afflicted with these conditions.
As research continues, the field of regenerative medicine and stem cells evolves into the greatest hope for those suffering from degenerative disease and looking for methods to improve their quality of life.
Are there any side effects to this form of Regenerative Therapy?
There are no adverse reactions that have been reported. Most side effects reported have been the same as reported after an injection such as local redness, slight swelling, injection site infection, slight bruising, or some minor discomfort. These possible side effects are usually minor side effects, transient, self-limiting. There is minimal to NO downtime after these treatments.
In cases of joint injections, Dr. Poormehr may suggest some precautions for the first 2-3 weeks after which you may return to your full daily activities and exercise routine.
What forms of Stem Cells does Dr. Poormehr use?
Umbilical Cord Mesechymal Stem Cells are the new gold standard for Mesenchymal Stem Cell-based therapies.
Umbilical cord derived regenerative medicine products contain stem cells that are both safe and non-invasive for donors as well as a reliable source for physicians.
Umbilical Stem Cells come from the youngest postnatal cells and do not rely upon embryonic tissue (the use of which brings up ethical issue for some doctors and patients). Bone marrow stem cells are the same age of the donor at the time of extraction.
What are the different types of Stem Cells in the body?
Embryonic tissue: Most embryonic stem cells (human embryonic cstem cells or hESCs) are derived from discarded embryos which are donated by fertrility clincs performing in-vitro fertilization (IVF).
Bone marrow: Adult stem cells can be extracted from bone marrow by aspiration, typically from the superior iliac crest or the sternum. This process may be painful, however, extensive research have been done to reduce any pain incurred by patients during extraction.
Adipose tissue: Adipose-derived stem cells come from a patient's fatty tissues, which are surgically extracted via liposuction under general anesthesia.
FAQs about Stem Cell Injections
What are the different conditions that can be treated with Stem Cells?
Degenerative disc and other orthopedic conditions
Cosmetic/aesthetic issues such as hair loss
Autoimmune disorders such as Crohn's or Lupus
Neurological diseases such as Parkinson's, ALS, Alzheimer's, or Autism
Type I and Type II Diabetes
Respiratory Disorders such as asthma or COPD
How much does Stem Cell Regenerative Therapy cost?
Please schedule a consultation so Dr. Poormehr can do a complete assessment and explain all treatment options in detail for you. Dr. Poormehr will discuss your cost according to your condition.
Are the injections painful?
Injections of stem cells are no more discomforting than any other joint or soft tissue injection. Injections of stem cells that treat joint pain serve as a perfect alternative to a painful and invasive surgery that would require extensive rehabilitation afterward. Pain and soreness at the injection site are side effects that can occur and will likely resolve similar to side effects of a Tetanus or Influenza vaccine.