Scientists and doctors have made tremendous advances to make tissue regeneration a reality in treating many diseases. Through regenerative medicine a person can take advantage of their body's ability to heal itself by using the healthy adult stem cells that can be found throughout the body. Laboratory and clinical research has shown that it is possible to use adult stem cells to restore lost, damaged or aging cells and effectively regenerate tissue in the body there by providing patients with an alternative to surgery for certain treatments. Regenerative therapies Involving autologous cell therapy are beginning to show promise in orthopedic medicine, burn treatment, nerve restoration, and treatment of heart conditions, diabetes, multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
What are Adult Stem Cells?
Adult stem cells were discovered over 40 years ago when researchers found that cells derived from adult bone marrow had the ability to form various tissues. Adult stem cells are an early stage cell and under the right conditions, are capable of developing into other types of cells with the potential to regenerate damaged tissue.
Autologous Adult Stem Cells (ASC) are used to treat many types of chronic pain and degeneration. Currently doctors are treating shoulder, knee, hip, and spine degeneration, in addition to soft tissue (muscle, tendon, ligament) and other bone related injuries.