Those who have been injured, suffered from arthritis, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, degenerative orthopedic conditions or back pain may not realize how stem cells play an essential role in staying healthy and active. Here’s why. Pain is your body talking to you, signaling injury or incomplete healing and your body’s ability to heal is a key ingredient. As we age, we have fewer stem cells and our circulatory system does not work as efficiently to deliver cells to areas that need help. Persistent pain may mean you don’t have enough deliverable cells to reach and repair the injured tissue. Your bone marrow is a reservoir for the stem cells that can boost your body’s natural healing mechanisms to get you back to doing what you love faster.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) procedures are regenerative medicine treatments that harness your body’s ability to heal itself. Regenerative procedures are commonly used to treat musculoskeletal trauma, overuse injuries (such as tennis elbow and carpal tunnel), arthritis and degenerative issues, as well as failed surgeries. When you’re injured, your blood and immune system first respond with platelets that seal the wound, and then release growth factors to signal nearby stem cells, a significant driver of healing with unique capabilities. They can morph into other types of cells that your body needs to heal itself.
Where do stem cells come from?
Some harvest stem cells from donated tissues, such as cord blood and amniotic tissues discarded after childbirth. Yet, these are foreign entities that are not native to your body. Our clinic uses your body’s own stem cells. It ensures you get living, active stem cells that your body recognizes as indigenous. A main source of stem cells is found in the bone marrow (BMAC) – a reservoir of adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) – the ones that coordinate the healing of your bones, cartilage, spinal discs, muscles, tendons and ligaments. BMAC therapy delivers high concentrations of your own cells directly to areas of damage and injury.
What can BMAC cell therapy treat?
BMAC therapy is used for many musculoskeletal conditions, from ligament and tendon damage to chronically painful disorders like osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease. BMAC is considered a minimally invasive alternative to steroid injections and drugs that can have long-term negative side effects. Regenexx patients with knee, spine and elbow treatments have shown that on average 38 percent already feel better after only one month, and continue to improve from there.