Stem Cell Therapy
Frequently Asked Questions
WHERE DO ADULT STEM CELLS COME FROM?
In adults, stem cells are present within a variety of tissues and organs. The most common and richest source comes from your bone marrow, and your hip bone is one of the best and most convenient locations to withdraw bone marrow.
HOW ARE ADULT STEM CELLS OBTAINED, PREPARED, AND DELIVERED?
During your adult stem cell therapy procedure, the doctor will use a needle to withdraw bone marrow from your posterior Iliac crest (lower back area). A trained nurse or technician then uses specifically designed equipment to concentrate the adult stem cells and growth factors present in the bone marrow and provides the cells back to the physician for implantation into the targeted area(s).
IS THIS THERAPY CLEARED BY THE FDA?
Doctors draw bone marrow from your hip and then concentrate it using an FDA-cleared device. Unlike procedures which process fat with enzymes or use living foreign cells like amniotic products, bone marrow concentration is carried out using your own cells with minimal manipulation, which meets the FDA’s definition of the practice of medicine.
WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER AN ADULT STEM CELL THRAPY PROCEDURE?
The reason we feel pain is because our bodies fail to heal itself. As we get older, we produce less and less stem cells, so when trauma or an injury occurs, there just simply aren’t enough stem cells available to do the work as when we were younger, and we start to feel pain. Another reason is there are some areas of injuries that do not have blood vessels close by or lack a sufficient “scaffold” to rebuild and remodel the area, like the knee joint. And some conditions, like those that dealing with degenerated cartilage, cannot overcome the inflammation stage of healing.
By undergoing an adult stem cell procedure, you are taking your stem cells from an area of high concentration, like your hip bone, and transplanting them directly to the site of injury for them to start addressing the microenvironment. Unlike traditional treatments that only address your symptoms, adult stem cell therapy, a minimally-invasive point-of-care procedure, not only has the ability to address your symptoms, but the underlying problems causing your pain. Adult stem cell therapy can help you heal naturally, safely, and in most cases, faster.