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Stem Cell Therapy
As a natural response, your body typically does its best to repair itself if injured. Yet what if there’s an injury so significant that your body’s tissue just can’t restore itself to its previous health? This is often the point where you consider getting surgery or an invasive treatment because you’re in so much pain.
Although somewhat more unconventional, stem cell therapy in Broomfield may be an alternative worth trying. You may be curious about this treatment, what it entails, and what its benefits are. We’ll explain all that and more.
This type of therapy makes use of stem cells. We don’t have the ability to produce stem cells once they mature. While these may come from adult tissue, more commonly they’re from embryonic cells that come from developing embryos.
That makes stem cells somewhat of a more unconventional treatment option for some. During this therapy, you will receive one of many types of stem cells. These are injected into the target area. These cells encourage the injured area to repair itself, which means you’ll be in less pain.
So how does this treatment work? Where do the stem cells used in stem cell treatment even come from? You don’t receive stem cell injections with just any old cells. These are carefully pruned and tended to by medical and science professionals. The cells are stored in a lab, where they are grown meticulously.
The cells also have to be compatible with the body part to treat that area. A nerve cell, for example, will do nothing for your muscle injury. The most common stem cells produced are nerve cells, blood cells, and heart muscle cells, although there are others.
Instead of stem cell injections, some doctors opt for stem cell transplants. These are used to treat leukemia, cancer, and other diseases of the blood. These could even be used to prevent a recurrence of heart failure. For a stem cell transplant, umbilical cord blood and adult stem cells are often used.
The better question may be, which injuries can’t stem cell therapy treat? As we already mentioned, there are different types of stem cells that are matched according to your injury. For example, nerve cells are used for a nerve injury like sciatica.
We also already discussed several diseases and disorders that can be treated with stem cells, including leukemia, cancer, and even potentially heart failure. There are other conditions and injuries still that can benefit from this treatment, including:
Spinal cord injuries
Joint pain and other orthopedic injuries
Atherosclerosis and some cardiovascular diseases
Achilles tendon injuries
Rotator cuff and shoulder injuries
Osteoarthritic knee pain
Stem cell injections can benefit a patient if the cells are a correct match. The biggest benefit of stem therapy is the many injuries, medical conditions, and disorders that can be treated with stem cells. Since these cells can be multiple types, that means these could potentially treat everything from autoimmune diseases to neurodegenerative diseases to cardiovascular diseases to cuts and sports injuries.
Autoimmune diseases: like diabetes affect millions of Americans every single day. To be able to restore the health of a patient’s immune system through stem cells could ease uncomfortable symptoms.
Neurodegenerative diseases: typically include stroke, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s. These diseases can rip apart the lives of families because it’s hard to cope with losing one’s memory or bodily functions. With transplanted adult stem cells, these diseases may be able to be stopped in the future. That’s huge.
Cardiovascular diseases: our heart is one of your most important bodily organs. If it fails, it could be fatal. That’s why the treatment of cardiovascular diseases through stem cells is so monumental. Bone marrow cells could allow blood vessels and the heart to gradually repair themselves for a healthier heart and maybe a longer life.
Want to learn more about stem cell treatment in Bloomfield? Call us at Summit Medical Care Center. We specialize in treating shoulder and hip pain, joint pain, auto accident injuries, sports injuries, bulging and herniated spinal discs, osteoarthritis, sciatica, and back and neck pain.
To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 303-466-3232 or visit us at Summit Medical Care Center at 54 Garden Center.