Stem Cell Therapy in Anchorage, AK
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells can be found throughout the human body, and they are responsible for many different types of tissue growth.
These cells are unspecialized, meaning they have the potential to replicate into specific cell types that perform distinct functions within your body. While some stem cells can differentiate into virtually any cell type, amniotic stem cells can only become specific types of cells.
Amniotic fluid, the liquid that surrounds a fetus during pregnancy, is rich with stem cells and other fundamental building blocks of cellular regeneration. When a woman gives birth through C-section, she can give her consent for her amniotic fluid to be harvested for use in research or treatment.
That fluid is processed at a lab that isolates the stem cells and prepares them for use. They’re then frozen until needed. Amniotic stem cells do not come from embryos, nor are they the same as adult stem cells harvested from your own body.
How Does Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy Work?
This approach involves blending amniotic stem cells with specific growth factors (naturally occurring proteins that stimulate cell growth). Your Shape Up Center provider injects the prepared cells into the site of your injury or pain.
The tissues in the immediate area then “share” their DNA with the stem cells, and the growth factors promote new cell growth. The result is the regeneration of lost or damaged tissue, which can lead to astounding pain relief.
Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy is Used to Treat the Following:
Lower back pain
Rotator cuff injuries
Tears in tendons and ligaments
What are The Benefits of Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy as a Pain Treatment?
Amniotic stem cell therapy has numerous benefits, one of which is the fact that the human body accepts this treatment type well. Patient rejection and side effects are rare. Additional benefits include:
- Safely reduces inflammation
- Assists in the management of chronic pain
- Offers a swift recovery time
- Provides hyaluronic acid to lubricate joints
- Prevents the need for steroids
- Anti-microbial properties reduce the risk of infection
If you suffer from ongoing pain and are ready to explore new treatment options, schedule an appointment at Anchorage Spinal Care as soon as possible.