Stem Cell Injection

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.

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Stem cell therapy is a promising area of research, as they are often able to help repair areas of the body that otherwise could not be treated. This is able to occur as immature stem cells have the unique capability to transform into most any cell the body needs, making them capable of replacing the specialty cells of the body that would otherwise  be irreplaceable (such as muscle cells and cartilage).


The ability to inject stem cells into these problematic areas can help to repair injuries that would otherwise potentially have become permanent. In addition, amniotic stem cells are now being used intravenously to assist with many systemic conditions. The top stem cell therapy providers in Seattle are incorporating IV options into their practice.

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.

Along with amniotic stem cells, platelet rich plasma therapy is often performed. This procedure, called PRP for short, involves a simple blood draw which is then spun rapidly in a centrifuge. The PRP is often injected at the same time with the amniotic fluid to stimulate the natural healing process of that area. The PRP includes concentrated platelets and growth factors that help call in the body’s own stem cells too.

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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.

How well do Stem Cell Injections work?


Amniotic stem cell injections for musculoskeletal conditions have been shown to work well over 80% of the time. Pain relief is typically dramatic and often works well long term. This includes arthritis, tendonitis, neuropathy, ligament injury and conditions such as rotator cuff tear.


Amniotic stem cell IV therapy is being used effectively for a lot of conditions now. This includes COPD, kidney disease, neuropathy, RSD, heart failure, MS, neurologic disease such as Alzheimers/Parkinson’s.

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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.