Stem Cell FAQ's

Does Stem Cell Therapy Really Work?

The body has the ability to heal itself. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that can become any specialized cell in the body. These cells are unique in that they naturally seek out damaged areas, become the type of local cell, and promote the natural growth of new, healthy cells. These therapies are a form of regenerative medicine.
Regenerative medicine is a new way of treating injuries, inflammation and diseases. Another very important application for stem cell therapy is for the immune system. Stem cell therapy can help the immune system to rebuild itself, which leaves the body more prepared for illnesses that it might face afterwards. It can also help the body defend itself against illnesses that it is currently fighting.

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Umbilical Cord Stem Cell

Cord tissue defined

Cord tissue is the insulating material surrounding the vessels of the umbilical cord. Birth tissue allografts are derived from healthy, consenting mothers after full-term, live, planned, Cesarean section (C-section) deliveries. Donors are healthy women who are thoroughly screened for risk factors and clinical evidence of relevant communicable diseases. A careful medical and social history is collected in advance to ensure the donor meets all eligibility requirements. Cord Tissue can contain millions of a different type of stem cell that goes on to form a person's nervous system, sensory organs, circulatory tissues, skin, bone, cartilage and more. It is these stem cells that we collect and preserve for their potential future use in the treatment of disease or other medical conditions.
Umbilical cord blood has more than 10 times the about of stem cells compared to adult bone marrow. Cord blood, which was once thought of as a waste product, is being saved.
Stem cell & Exosomes play a vital role in the rejuvenation of all the cells in our body, so they are perfect for orthopedic issues and anti-aging. Exosomes are one type of extracellular vesicles. Described as microbubbles, these nanometer-size vesicles are found in all body fluids and can be secreted by most cells. Exosomes are how cells communicate; acting as shuttles for genetic information.
Simply put, exosomes carry healthy and lost information to target cells, rejuvenating the body and helping to restore damaged cells by releasing growth factors and other healing substances that activate receptors in targeted cells. 

What can I expect from Stem Cell Therapy/Injections?

While the science behind stem cell therapy is quite complex, the procedure itself is relatively quick and straightforward.

Our stem cell therapies involve the implanting of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the body via IV (intravenous), by intrathecal injection (spinal canal/subarachnoid space), or site injection (normally for joint issues) directly into the source of your pain or injury to guide the stem cells into your targeted tissues.
How Long is the Treatment? Length of treatment varies, but individual sessions typically take 1hr with little to no down time after. How Long Until I Feel the Effects? Results vary among patients; some say the results are almost immediate while others say they came on gradually over a few days. Almost every patient described an increase in sustainable energy, improved mental clarity, an overall reduction of pain throughout the body, and better sleep relatively soon.

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What’s The Difference Between
PRP & Stem Cell Therapy?

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s)

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Mesenchymal stem cells can self-renew by dividing and can differentiate into various other cells including Bone cells, Cartilage, Muscle cells, Neural cells, Skin cells, and Corneal cells.

Because of the ability of Stem Cells to change into other types of cells, they are often used to treat injuries or severe inflammation that cause cartilage destruction in various joints. This regularly occurs in sports injuries and the joints that are injured most often are the knees, shoulders, elbows, and spine. MSCs also possess many properties that are ideal for the treatment of numerous degenerative diseases.

In humans, these sources include; bone marrow, fat (adipose tissue), umbilical cord tissue,

Exosomes are nanosized (70~150 nm) membrane-bound extracellular vesicles, not only involved in cell-to-cell communication but also in the development of tissue injury repair.

PLATELET rich plasma (prp)

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Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) plays a crucial role in the healing process through cell growth when inserted in the body or damaged tissue. Treatment with platelet-rich plasma focuses on flooding injured sites with growth factors, proteins, and other components that aid in clotting, creating new tissue to replace damaged tissue, preventing scar tissue formation, and increasing blood flow and vascularity.

PRP is extracted from the patient’s own blood. It is used to aid in skin collagen production, orthopedic injuries, damaged cartilage, tendons, ligaments, muscles, hair restoration, and to accelerate post surgical healing.

PRP is often inappropriately used to address chronic issues, such as habitual joint pain. For chronic pain, it’s recommended to use stem cell therapy or stem cell therapy in combination with PRP.

There’s no downtime following the procedure. You’ll be able to resume your activities immediately after the re-injection.

ARE STEM CELLS UNSAFE?

There is risk associated with any medical procedure that you undergo, but stem cells are not harmful themselves. Because you undergo an autologous transplant with the stem cell procedure, your immune system has no reason to attack them. However, the processes of collecting, processing, and administering stem cells can carry mild risks. While these risks are very low, your expert provider can discuss them during a consultation.

CAN STEM CELLS HEAL EVERYTHING?

Currently stem cells can be beneficial to regenerating certain tissues and aiding your body’s restorative processes in certain conditions but not all. Every person is different, so it is best to schedule a consultation to address your specific issues and ailments and receive an individualized plan. During a consultation, we can provide up-to-date information about how stem cells can benefit you and your health.

When choosing the route of regenerative medicine, we must look at the body as an entire system and treat your overall health, not just the area of concern.

HOW MUCH DO STEM CELL TREATMENTS COST?

Our clinic performs an array of procedures. The cost can vary based on various conditions treated and the amount of cells necessary for treatment. For a better understanding call our office directly for a quote, and click the link below for more info:

WHY ARE STEM CELLS NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE?

Currently insurance does not cover regenerative procedures. There are several reasons for this and it is not because they “don’t’ work.” Insurance coverage gets complicated even for FDA Approved drugs, and keep in mind there is no way a pharmaceutical company can patent amniotic fluid or umbilical cord tissue! It is extremely common for new technology to take 5-10 years before it becomes accepted for coverage from commercial payers and Medicare. (Ask about our recommended funding option)

STEM CELL THERAPY AND THE FDA

Springs Rejuvenation does not claim that any procedures using Stem Cells are curable or approved by the FDA. We do not claim that these treatments work for any listed not unlisted condition, intended or implied. It’s important for potential patients to do their own research based on the treatment options given so that one can make an informed decision. We will do our best to fully make you comfortable but any decision to participate in our recommended treatment is completely voluntary. Springs Rejuvenation has obtained IRB approval, which involves an expensive, time consuming process evaluating safety and effectiveness with an accredited third party under the Department of Health and Human Services. We hope that you will consider visiting us to learn more about how stem cells can improve your quality of life.