The term “stem cell therapy” yields mixed responses. While some people accept it as an innovative medical solution for a variety of ailments, others are more sceptical about the procedure and what it entails.
Here are a few common myths surrounding stem cell therapy, debunked:
Stem Cells Are Taken From Embryos
Here’s the thing – certain clinics and practices do use embryonic stem cells for their procedures. However, that’s not the case at RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy.
Stem cells can be classified as adult cells and embryonic cells. We use the former adult mesenchymal cells which are undifferentiated and can thus easily replicate into other types of cells. These adult stem cells are taken from the patient’s bone marrow or adipose tissue, and are then injected at the affected site. Platelet rich plasma injections may also be used for this purpose.
Stem Cell Therapy Is Unsafe
It’s only unsafe if you go to an unauthorized and unreliable clinic! At RegenerVate Medical Injection Therapy, you won’t have to worry about improper practices and uncertified doctors; we’ve got a team of trained experts to make sure the procedure is performed under optimal conditions.
Since our stem cell therapy follows an autologous approach (own tissue), the patients aren’t at risk of contracting an infectious, transmittable disease from a donor. The procedure is also minimally invasive, making it all the more safe and risk-free. Our doctors only go ahead with the injection therapy after analyzing patient history and presenting symptoms, screening for contraindications, and briefing the patients about the process.
Stem Cell Therapy Is Prone to Body Rejection
Since stem cell therapy is autologous, there isn’t a chance of your body rejecting the cells injected. Your immune system won’t treat them as a foreign invasion, eliminating the chances of rejection that’s a cause of concern in donor transplants.
The stem cells then stimulate the body’s natural healing response, helping treat degenerative conditions and ailments. In doing so, they provide a quick and long-lasting solution.
Stem Cell Therapy Is the Cure for Several Ailments
With SCT, it’s become possible to treat several medical conditions and illnesses that couldn’t previously be treated. It’s particularly useful for musculoskeletal injuries and ailments, and is widely used in sports medicine for healing torn ligaments, bruised tendons, and muscle pain. Furthermore, stem cell therapy is also immensely effective against osteoarthritis as it promotes cartilage regeneration.
That said, stem cell therapy isn’t a solution to every musculoskeletal ailment out there. For instance, it cannot treat severely asymmetric degeneration of the knees or large disc herniations. While SCT is definitely a viable treatment option for various medical conditions, it’s important to recognize its limitations as well.
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