What is a Stem Cell Injection?
Currently, there is innovative new research made into the healing process of the body using stem cells. The focus is on using the body’s healing mechanisms with technologic enhancement to treat medical conditions such as arthritis, sports injuries, COPD, kidney disease, heart failure and neurologic conditions.
The injection of stem cells into a problematic area of the body seeks to restore the missing tissue with natural means, instead of using an outside material, or simply masking the symptoms. This is a tremendous difference than the previous way of treating these conditions with band-aid style treatments that don’t actually repair anything.
What will a Stem Cell Injection treat?
Stem cell therapy in Seattle is available to treat a broad range of conditions. This includes degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis, diabetic neuropathy, overuse conditions, sports injuries.
In addition, all types of systemic conditions are achieving exceptional outcomes with stem cell therapy. This includes COPD, MS, kidney disease, neurologic diseases and a lot more!
How are the Stem Cells acquired for use in an injection?
Currently, several methods of stem cells are used for treatment. If a person’s own tissue is used, it would be from either bone marrow or adipose. This involves a short procedure with either a bone marrow aspiration or a mini-liposuction.
Commonly, amniotic stem cells are used. These are obtained from screened, consenting mothers after a scheduled c-section in a sterile manner. The baby is fine and there are no ethical issues.
Amniotic fluid derived stem cells
As mentioned, these cells are gathered from the amniotic birth fluid that would otherwise be discarded following childbirth. This fluid is carefully processed in a laboratory according to FDA guidelines, and screened for all types of diseases for safety. The amniotic fluid contains excellent regenerative elements including stem cells, growth factors, exosomes, microRNA and hyaluronic acid.
What are the risks of a Stem Cell Injection?
Risks with an amniotic stem cell injection are minimal. No rejection has been seen, and infection is very rare.