How does amniotic stem cell therapy work?

Stem cell treatment takes advantage of the body’s ability to repair itself. With amniotic stem cell therapy, the stem cells are injected from amniotic tissues into your body. These stem cells have anti-inflammatory properties, similar to cortisone and steroid shots. However, stem cell therapy goes far beyond the benefits of standard “injection therapy.”

While cortisone and other drugs only provide temporary pain relief, stem cells actually restore degenerated tissue while providing pain relief. The growth factors in amniotic stem cells may replace damaged cells in your body. Additionally, stem cell injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing the pain and helping restore mobility.

What benefits does amniotic stem cell therapy offer?

Amniotic stem cell therapy is very safe and effective. Learn more about several benefits this treatment has to offer:

  • Amniotic stem cells contain no steroids. Instead, the injections rely on naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents, such as cytokines.
  • Amniotic stem cells contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates cartilage and promotes new cartilage growth.
  • Amniotic stem cells contain growth factors, which stimulate tissue growth.
  • With amniotic stem cells, there is no threat of patient rejection.
  • Lastly, amniotic fluid is a highly concentrated sourceof stem cells, which makes this type of stem cell injection preferable over embryonic stem cells and the patient’s own stem cells (from fat or bone marrow).

Placental stem cell injections have been getting more attention since they have been openly used by prominent athletes with impressive results and even a few saved careers! The ability to safely and effectively treat painful and debilitating injuries and conditions of the knees, elbows, and shoulders, ankles, foot without lengthy rehabilitation or recovery time isn’t just appealing to professional athletes, but to anyone who wants relief from pain and to return to their favorite activities in about 4-6 weeks. This is a customized treatment protocol designed for your body and activity level.

Stem Cell Injections Used to Regenerate and Repair:

  1. Tendonitis and Ligament Degeneration or Injuries
  2. Arthritis in the Hands, Feet, Elbows, Knees, Shoulders, Hips
  3. Spinal Arthritic Conditions
  4. Degenerative and Bulging Discs
  5. Sports Related Injuries
  6. Cartilage Defects, Tears, Aging
  7. Anterior/Posterior Cruciate Tears (ACL/PCL)

Do stem cells injections use embryos? Are stem cell injections ethical?

There are two main types of stem cell treatment: adult stem cells and embryonic stem cells. The ones that have caused controversy in the headlines and among politicians are embryonic, because they are taken from early-stage embryos.

In its early days, stem cell therapy relied on cells removed from early-stage embryos, resulting in significant controversy among politicians and special interest groups. Today, researchers have learned how to locate and remove stem cells from the bone marrow of adults. That means your own cells can be used to help heal your body, without the risk of rejection that can accompany other procedures. At Chicago Chiropractic Center, we use adult stem cells –  stem cells taken from your own body. We extract adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) from your own bone marrow.

The side effects of PRP injections are very limited as the patient is utilizing their own blood, which they should have no reaction to. Some relative rest is needed immediately following the procedure, then usually followed by a progressive stretching and strengthening.

The side effects of PRP injections are very limited as the patient is utilizing their own blood, which they should have no reaction to. Some relative rest is needed immediately following the procedure, then usually followed by a progressive stretching and strengthening.