Stem cells are specialized cells that do many different things for the body. They can help heal injuries, illnesses, and various other medical conditions. These powerhouse cells have the unique ability to regenerate themselves in order to heal the body – making them an amazing resource! What are these important cells, what do they do, and how can they be used? Let’s find out!
What are Stem Cells?
A stem cell is a special cell inside your body that is responsible for healing and repair of your tissues. Your cells are constantly dying and being replaced with new cells. Your body is a self-healing organism, so when a new cell is needed, a stem cell will grow and develop into the type of cell that is needed.
This happens for essentially any cell in your body and helps to keep your body running as it should.
How do stem cells work?
Most cells inside your body can only perform specific functions. For example, a red blood cell carries oxygen to the tissues of your body.
Stem cells are unique in that they are not specialized. They are blank cells that are ready to change into any cell the body may need. Another unique property of a stem cell is that they can make copies of themselves by dividing over and over again. As they divide, they can change themselves into the other tissues that make up your body.
Researchers and scientists have studies stem cells for decades, but it was not until 1998 that scientists began to develop medical treatments based on how stem cells function inside our bodies. Today most major universities have a research facility where they study stem cell science. Because stem cells have the ability to regenerate, this field is called Regenerative Medicine.
Emerging evidence has suggested that certain types of tissue can be programmed to heal. Scientists have performed several thousand clinical trials and are constantly developing new techniques to help patients overcome a variety of issues using Regenerative Medicine.
How Vitality Medical Group Uses Regenerative Medicine
At Vitality Medical Group our Regenerative Medicine procedures are designed to help your body restore function to a joint that has lost stability, lubrication, or cushioning.
Through a small injection, we are able to assist your body in its natural healing process. This brings less stress to your joints and other areas of your body affected by arthritis, athletic injuries, and pain or inflammation.
The Bottom Line
Stem cells are incredible, powerhouse cells in our body that help us heal. Leveraging the body’s natural abilities, you can get back to feeling your best without surgery or another cortisone shot.
If you’ve suffered from pain for too long, it’s time to take action. Contact us today for more information on how Regenerative Medicine can help you!