Stem cells are special cells in our body that can replicate and differentiate – meaning they can transform into any type of cell found in your body including but not limited to ligament, tendon, cartilage or muscle tissues. They seek out areas of injury, disease and degeneration and regenerate new, healthy cells, therefore accelerating the natural healing process. Stem cells have been especially effective in healing degenerative joint conditions.
The umbilical cord contains stem cells that are found in the umbilicus of healthy, born babies. The cells are harvested, replicated and stored then released to patients as needed. Since these cells are undifferentiated there is no risk for human cell to cell interaction. These products are monitored by the FDA and only sold to healthcare practitioners. They contain thousands of Cytokines and Growth Factors to help regenerate damaged tissues. Umbilical stem cells are safe and studies show that they are not rejected by your body.
A relatively new medical non-surgical solution uses a jelly derived from amniotic allograft tissue to relieve musculoskeletal pain.
Amniotic products come from the umbilical cord, placenta, and cord blood. The umbilical cords are willingly donated after a healthy C-section birth, and neither the mother nor baby are affected in any way during the tissue collection. This tissue is young, only 4-8 days old, and loaded with healing components that are still at their full power.
These treatments are minimally invasive, and most patients experience very little discomfort. Most of the time, patients are in and out quickly, and the fact that the amniotic tissue is so young means that it has yet to form its own immune system, which means the chances of rejection are almost non-existent.
Types of pain that may be helped by amniotic jelly injections:
- Knee pain, cracking/popping, pain due to knee arthritis, and any pain due to injuries such as torn ACL, MCL, LCL, and meniscus.
- Acute sports-related and musculoskeletal injuries and joint pain.
- Joint pain due to arthritis in the knees, shoulder, ankle, wrist, feet, hands, elbow, low back, and hips.
- Non-sports-related musculoskeletal pain resulting from sciatica, plantar fasciitis, or tendonitis.
- Limited joint mobility in knees, elbows and shoulders.
- Redness and warmth to the touch.
- Arthritis pain in joints.
What is the downtime:
There is virtually no downtime, you can go back to your normal activities immediately after treatment.
Contact the board-certified medical professionals at:
New Life Medical Center
9160 Hwy 64 Ste: 105
Lakeland, TN 38002
By Tim Long