Stem Cell Treatments
At ClinTech Center for Spine Health, we are the leading spine and orthopedic specialists in Johnstown. We make a point to always be up-to-date on the latest advances in medical science. One area we are honored to participate in is in biologics, so much so that we even participate in research. Our interest has enabled us to provide several different regenerative treatments that may help patients recover more quickly. One such treatment is stem cell therapy.
What Are Stem Cells?
The stem cells are the source of all other cells in the body. Stem cells generate all other specialized cells. In a lab setting, the stem cells divide to form more cells, called “daughter cells.” Daughter cells either then go through a process called self-renewal, becoming new stem cells, or they become specialized cells with a specific function through a process called differentiation. Stem cells are the only type of cell in the body that are able to naturally generate new cell types.
Where Do Stem Cells Come From?
At ClinTech Center for Spine Health, we use stem cells from your body to provide treatment. We can either take these from your bone marrow or from your body fat. We can do this easily during the same procedure, extracting stem cells, preparing them, then re-injecting them on the same day.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy, a type of regenerative medicine, is the process of injecting stem cells into a particular area of the body that is dysfunctional in some way. Through adding new cells to a diseased or injured part of the body, stem cell treatments promote reparative response. At ClinTech Center for Spine Health, we commonly treat spine, knee, ankle, hand, foot, elbow, and other joint injuries and degenerative diseases with stem cells.
If you’re looking for a solution to your spine or joint issues, regenerative medicine may be exactly what you need. ClinTech Center for Spine Health is happy to be the leading spine specialist in Johnstown. Request a consultation today and we can assess the best way to treat your particular condition.