WHAT IS REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
Regenerative Orthopedic Medicine is a heterogeneous mixture of cells including cytokines, growth factors, scaffolding, Mesenchymal Stem cells, hyaluronic acid, and various proteins to help with orthopedic conditions such as osteoarthritis. These are essential biomolecules our aging bodies need for regeneration.
With the help of the state-of-the-art treatments we offer at Body Systems Wellness in Glendale, CA, the body’s natural restorative processes can be stimulated to resolve pain, inflammation, and so much more. The goal of regenerative medicine is to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
A healthy body should have the power to heal from an injury without any outside intervention. However, in many cases, due to age, disease, or an unhealthy lifestyle, help is needed and regenerative medicine is an extremely viable option.
HOW DOES REGENERATIVE MEDICINE WORK?
Regenerative Medicine with the help of stem cells can address a wide variety of body-health issues that come about as a result of injuries, diseases, and the aging process offering exciting new opportunities for healing and recovery without surgery and little to no downtime.
When people think of Regenerative Medicine, it is often associated with stem cells and their cell count in a product to determine treatment effectiveness. This is a common misconception where in reality Regenerative Medicine actually involves quite a bit more than just the stem cells and their cell counts to be effective in the healing process.
What Regenerative Medicine does at Body Systems Wellness, is serve as the vehicle delivering signal molecules to the patient’s own stem cells and enable them to heal the body. These signal molecules (aka chemical messengers) are comprised of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), growth factors, cellular scaffolding, cytokines, proteins, and hyaluronic acids that act as regenerative agents in the body.
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WHAT ARE MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS?
Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are stem cells that come from healthy multicellular tissue that enables the body to address inflammation and pain on an internal level. They can differentiate into a variety of types of cells, including those that make up bone tissue, fatty tissue, and cartilage. Our treatments can also involve an amniotic extracellular matrix (ECM), which contains a high concentration of healing components.
WHAT CONDITIONS HAVE BEEN TREATED?
- Knee Pain
- Low Back Pain
- Meniscus Tears
- Athletic Sprains
- Muscle Tears
- Ligament Tears
- Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Hip Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Arthritis & Osteoarthritis
- Other Joint Injuries and More
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR REGENERATIVE STEM CELL PRODUCTS?
For our Regenerative Medical treatments, all of the products that are used are sourced and produced from an FDA registered and regulated laboratory of the highest quality. The mesenchymal stem cells are donated to our FDA-regulated laboratory by approved healthy donors who are subject to a strict screening process. Their medical history is evaluated, a physical exam is performed, tests are done to check for any communicable diseases, and behavioral risks to ensure there is no rejection of these cells in the body.
Body Systems Wellness only uses highly vetted practitioners to offer our treatments and services. The procedure for each clinical application of our treatments is developed and overseen by our Medical Directors. Our Medical Directors ensure that a standardized protocol is used when practitioners deliver our family of services.
The tissue used in the treatments is procured and processed to the highest standards mandated by the FDA as well as the American Association of Tissue Banks. Body Systems Wellness ensures that the Regenerative Medicine treatments offered use products that are sourced to best serve the needs of our patients. All of our regenerative products come with a Certificate of Analysis to ensure the highest quality of safety.
WHY CHOOSE REGENERATIVE MEDICINE?
- Components of the treatment are intended to reduce inflammation and continue the healing process, while improving, or eliminating your pain.
- Less invasive and rehabilitation time when compared to other forms of regenerative medicine such as bone marrow aspirate and adipose tissue extraction.
- For in-office procedures, there is minimal, if any, downtime after treatment.
- Regenerative Stem Cell Treatment is designed to restore structural damage compared to cortisone injections that actually degrade and further enhance the degenerative process.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR TREATMENT VS OTHER CLINICS?
What many “stem cell” clinics fail to mention is that your cells are as old as you are. As we age, the number of cells and the quality of our cells drastically diminish. With a decrease in cell quality, a person of advanced age will not heal and regenerate as a young child would. Therefore treatments relying on the use of your own adipose tissue extraction and bone marrow tend to be lower in quality in connection with the condition of your health and age.
Additionally, common stem cell harvesting methods such as adipose tissue extraction and bone marrow aspirate, which are typically used at most clinics offering stem cell treatments, can be both invasive and quite painful. They can also require a fair amount of downtime and recovery.
At Body Systems Wellness our Regenerative Medicine technique does not require any of these methods. All of our Regenerative Stem Cell Products come from an FDA-regulated laboratory and a Certificate of Analysis to ensure safety. Our treatments use multicellular stem cell products donated from healthy donors, which means the components in these products are at day one strength. This makes treatment less invasive, much more comfortable, and typically a one-time procedure with little to no downtime required. Additionally, Body Systems Wellness is one of few clinics certified with the International Society For Stem Cell Application (ISSCA) and is an advocate for promoting excellence in the field of regenerative medicine.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
What Is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine corrects a number of health issues using the power of regenerative cells. Damaged tissues and cells can be healed or replaced through the delivery of stem cells, cytokines, growth factors, structural proteins like collagen and elastin, and chemokines to key regions of the body. Our regenerative cells are sourced from healthy donors, who are subject to screenings before tissue donation. We ONLY use FDA-compliant laboratories for our regenerative products.
Does Regenerative Medicine Cause Any Pain?
In many other facilities, regenerative medicine therapy can be a painful and uncomfortable process. At Body Systems Wellness Regenerative Medicine, we take measures to minimize pain and discomfort through the use of minimally invasive injection procedures, ensuring a more comfortable experience for our patients.
How Long Does It Take to See the Results?
The time it will take to see the results of regenerative medicine treatments will depend on the particulars of the individual case. In many cases, immediate results are evident and can increase over time as the body’s natural processes take effect. Some treatments can require weeks or months to take full effect.
Which Health Issues Can Regenerative Medicine Treat?
Regenerative medicine is a highly versatile type of treatment and has been reported by patients to help with the following:
- Strained Ligaments
- ACL tears
- MCL tears
- Neuropathy plantar fasciitis
- Degenerative osteoarthritis
- Tennis elbow
- Degenerative joint disease
Which Other Types of Procedures and Therapies Do You Offer?
At Body Systems Wellness Regenerative Medicine, we also offer IV vitamin therapy, hormone therapy, many male and female sexual wellness treatments, chiropractic care, weight-loss programs, and PRP treatments for hair restoration and facial rejuvenation, and cellular medicine treatments for hair restoration and facial rejuvenation.
You can find out more about these procedures and therapies by looking at their respective pages on this site or by contacting our office and setting up an informative consultation.
What Will My Regenerative Medicine Treatment Cost?
Because regenerative medicine varies so much in terms of treatment types and procedures, the exact cost will depend on the details of the case. Pricing will be discussed during a consultation at our office. We offer a number of payment options in order to ensure flexibility for payment.
How Do I Learn More About Regenerative Medicine?
We provide free regenerative medicine seminars at Body Systems Wellness Regenerative Medicine in order to help educate patients on the effective and state-of-the-art procedures that we offer. Please contact us for future educational workshops.
WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT REGENERATIVE MEDICINE CAN DO FOR YOU?
Regenerative orthopedic medicine is a versatile treatment that can help address a myriad of problems that people will encounter in their day-to-day lives. If you’re interested in learning more, contact Body Systems Wellness to schedule a consultation and find out how safe and effectively regenerative orthopedic medicine can help you improve your quality of life and live pain-free without surgery!