Our regenerative treatments focus on using stem cells to help your body heal from within. When stem cells are injected into damaged tissues, they reduce inflammation and accelerate healing. Dr. Kevin Gehin at CoreMedical proudly offers this innovative procedure to patients suffering from back problems, whether the underlying cause is degenerative damage or a recent injury. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for stem cell treatment, call their office in Pittston, Pennsylvania, or book a free consultation online.
Stems cells are highly specialized cells that can divide and reproduce indefinitely, as long as the stem cell is alive. Embryonic stem cells can develop into any tissue, but stem cell treatment uses a different type: adult stem cells.
Throughout your life, your body relies on adult stem cells to maintain your health by replacing old and damaged tissues. Adult stem cells can stay dormant for years, then divide and create new tissues when an injury or disease activates them.
Your body has different types of adult stem cells. Some are limited to producing one specific tissue. Mesenchymal stem cells, however, are unique because they can become any type of tissue, including bone, cartilage, and connective tissue.
Mesenchymal cells are found in various areas of your body, including your bones and adipose tissue, or fat. While they can be removed from your hip bone, the mesenchymal stem cells used to treat musculoskeletal conditions are usually harvested from a small sample of body fat.
After these stem cells are separated from your fat, they may be combined with growth factors and other substances such as platelet-rich plasma. When Dr. Gehin injects the cells directly into damaged tissues, they help relieve pain and promote healing by stimulating new tissue growth and reducing inflammation. Stem cell treatment also helps prevent scar tissue.
Stem cell therapy can help heal musculoskeletal conditions in your knees, hips, shoulders, spine, elbows, hands, and feet. This type of regenerative treatment is especially beneficial for cartilage, which doesn’t heal well on its own. In some patients, treatment with stem cells may prevent surgery.
You may be a good candidate for stem cell treatment if you have acute or chronic pain due to conditions such as:
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To learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy for treating your back and joint pain, call Dr. Gehin or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.