Stem cell treatment has been around for awhile, but until recently was mostly used in bone marrow transplants for cancer patients. Realizing that stem cell therapy had the potential to treat many different ailments, researchers have performed clinical trials to suss out other possible uses for stem cells as regenerative medicine. Adult stem cell therapy in a non-hospital, outpatient setting is an exciting new treatment method that may have the potential to help with many health conditions including:
- Torn Ligaments and Tendons
- Skin Conditions
- Lung Problems
- Urinary Stress Incontinence
- Hair Loss
- Back Pain Therapy
- Sports Injuries
- Sexual Dysfunctions
- Alternative to shoulder surgery
- …and more!
Contrary to popular belief, stem cells are not only found in embryos. Adults have stem cells, too! Stem cells are actually found in small numbers in most tissues in the body. In adult stem cell therapy, Dr. Blatman can harvest stem cells from your own tissue, concentrate it, and inject the solution into the affected area to encourage the body to heal itself. The stem cells we use in our regenerative medicine are always harvested either from you, or from the umbilical products of healthy, live birth infants whose mothers have agreed to donate the tissue. We never use embryonic stem cells in our regenerative medicinal stem cell treatments.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
Stem cells are incredible in that they have the ability to multiply and develop into a variety of different cell types. For example, stem cells can divide and turn into a blood cell, brain cell, or any other form of cell. Because of their versatile nature, they’re required for life on this planet. In fact, your body uses its own store of stem cells for repairing tissue, organics, ligament, and more every day! Stem cells can also signal the cells in your own body to regain function and health.
Because stem cells have potent regenerative and medicinal qualities, they’ve been under the microscope of researchers for decades. Scientists believe that these cells possess the capability of curing conditions like heart disease and cancer. Some people even believe they can increase our lifespan. When stem cells are injected into the injured or damaged area, they give off growth factors that heal injured cells and also wake up dormant local stem cells to become new tissue.
New Advancements in Stem Cell Science & Regenerative Medicine Show Promise
Though using stem cell treatment as a regenerative medicine is a relatively recent development, new advancements and discoveries in stem cell science show incredible promise. Doctors recently discovered how to create Expanded Potential Stem Cells (EPSCs) in humans. These have the features of the first cells in the developing embryo, and can develop into any type of cell. These stem cells don’t have as many limits as other stem cells. EPSCs can produce large numbers of placenta cells — known as trophoblasts and can provide new opportunities to investigate pregnancy complications such as pre-eclampsia and miscarriages.
The potential of EPSC’s in stem cell therapy lies in the features they share with embryonic stem cells. Adult stem cells are not as potent or as versatile as embryonic stem cells, so attaining the features of new human stem cells without the ethical complications that come with embryonic stem cells has a lot of great implications for stem cell treatments and regenerative medicine in general.
So many new developments are happening all the time in the science of regenerative medicine. At our office in Cincinnati, we’ve seen great benefits in stem cell therapy for patients suffering from back pain, neck pain, and joint pain.
Procedure for Stem Cell Injections
At the Blatman Health and Wellness center, we only practice regenerative medicine using stem cells from your body or from a live and healthy infant birth donor. These cells are drawn from your own body and concentrated before being injected into the site of injury, or obtained from the placenta products of a newborn healthy infant. This is in contrast to the controversial form of stem cells you may have heard about – embryo. Stem cells can be highly effective in back pain therapy, as well as treating knee, joint and hip pain.
Embryo stem cells are obtained from unborn fetuses – both human and animal. As such, they are not only illegal in America but come with significant ethical concerns.
By obtaining the cells from your own body or from healthy birth products, we can achieve many of the same benefits as embryo cells without the dangers or ethical issues.
Where Can I Get Stem Cell Treatment?
Dr. Blatman, a Board Certified Practitioner of Integrative Medicine, is one of the very few medical experts who currently offer adult stem cell treatment for knees, joint issues, back pain, and more. For 20 years, Dr. Blatman has been at the forefront of regenerative medicine, from educating other practitioners in the use of prolotherapy and PRP injections to the use of trigger point injections and stem cells.
His experience includes myofascial pain, sport-related injuries, chronic pain, and more. Since 1988, Dr. Blatman has seen more than 13,000 patients.
Is regenerative medicine right for you? Could stem cell therapy heal your back pain, knee pain, or neck pain? To schedule an appointment or to learn more about how stem cells can help you, call our office at 513-956-3200.