The four R’s of regenerative medicine are Restore, Replace, Repair and Regenerate. Regenerative medicine is making revolutionary progress in treating patients with an array of degenerative conditions and/or injuries that are historically resistant to traditional treatment options. Chicagoland Medical is excited to engage patient challenges with regenerative stem cell therapy and other advancing technologies to contribute to the best possible outcomes for our patients.
WHAT ARE STEM CELLS?
The human body, both tissue and bone are made of tiny cells that have developed to function in every area of the body. Hair cells do not serve the same purpose as kidney cells or blood cells. All of the cells that compose our bodies are fully developed. The stem cells, however, that are collected (not from embryos, not at Chicagoland), are essentially “blank cells”. These blank cells have not developed into any particular type of cell therefore they are able to mimic or adapt to the cells in a particular area of the body. For example, if stem cells are introduced in the liver, they can mold into liver cells. This is the same for cartilage and tissue cells.
WHAT IS STEM CELL THERAPY?
Platelets and stem cells are responsible for repair, whether in healing an injury or recovering from surgery. Platelets are found circulating in the blood stream in moderately small numbers. By concentrating the platelets drawn from your own blood supply, we are able to harness the power of platelets to relieve pain and stop inflammation for orthopedic disorders and injuries. Stem Cell Therapy procedures are replacing traditional orthopedic surgery in many instances for conditions ranging from soft tissue injuries to various joint afflictions, such as a torn meniscus or arthritis of the joint.
WHAT ARE POTENTIAL STEM CELL THERAPY BENEFITS?
- Renews, repairs and promotes grown factors for pain/ injuries
- Promotes and releases natural regenerative growth factors
- Release anti-inflammatory agents to aid and speed the healing process
- Improve joint, tendon and ligament functions
- No risk of allergic or adverse reaction
- Little to no downtime, a safe and fast recovery
- Promotes new tissue growth, and healing properties
How are regenerative cells collected?
Our Regenerative Cell Treatment is a revolutionary breakthrough treatment option for people suffering from inflammation, reduced mobility, sports injuries, tissue and ligament damage, or chronic pain. Regenerative Cell Therapy is an injectable regenerative tissue matrix solution, that often times leaves the patient feeling relief after only ONE treatment. This cutting edge treatment takes the best components from all the current non-invasive treatment options and puts them into one. This Regenerative Cell Treatment is collected from mother’s who have donated their placental tissue after delivering a child by c-section birth.
ALTERNATIVES TO SURGERY
Knee replacements are one of the most common Orthopedic surgeries suggested for pain relief. With a surgery comes multiple appointments, recovery down time, pain, scars, and occasionally hardware damage done to your body. Our procedures help alleviate pain and the conditions causing it, with a same day injection. There is little to no downtime and most patients return to normal activity the same day.
TREATING MAJOR DISEASES
To date, more than 80 diseases have been successfully treated with stem cells and regenerative medicine. Regenerative medicine is defined as an emerging field of procedures that aim to regenerate, repair, or replace damaged tissues and organs within the body. The U. S. National Institute of Health has defined regenerative medicine as the process of creating functional tissue to repair and replace tissue or organs that have lost their ability to perform or function due to damage, defects, age, or congenital defects. Since all major disease and diagnosis differ from person to person, a consultation with our doctor is required to see if this treatment would help you.
DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR STEM CELL THERAPY?
It is vital that all patients stop taking any over the counter medications, such as blood thinner’s, prior to this procedure (Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Advil, etc.). We recommend staying as hydrated as possible and drinking as much water as you can days leading up to the procedure. We also recommend having someone drive you to and from the procedure. Your doctor will go over all preparations prior to your procedure with you.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER THE STEM CELL THERAPY?
The aftercare for most stem cell therapy is relatively simple. Patients will resume activity at their own pace. The pain from the process typically will last a few days, occasionally longer, and some patients have more severe or sporadic pain than others. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmittable infection and a very low risk of allergic reaction to the treatment. After the stem cell therapy procedures, a variety of techniques to help maximize stem cell output are utilized, including the use of supplements, as well as the avoidance of smoking and alcohol intake – which diminish stem cell output. Additionally, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) will be restricted for just a couple of days.
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