Frequently Asked Questions About Stem Cell Therapy
You might have heard about stem cells in the news, and perhaps wondered if they might help you or a loved one with a serious health condition. Stem cell therapy is becoming increasingly popular these days, and more people are curious about this revolutionary treatment.
If you are curious about stem cell therapy, asking yourself, “Is there anywhere I can get quality stem cell therapy near me?” or have other questions regarding the treatment, this post might help you get some of the answers you need.
Frequently Asked Questions About Stem Cells
At Innate Healthcare Institute, we offer some of the best stem cell therapy in Phoenix, AZ, for a wide range of health conditions. From orthopedic issues to tissue damage repair, hair growth, and much more, stem cell therapy has immense potential to improve your quality of life.
We always advise making the most well-informed decision regarding any kind of treatment, especially something that you are not entirely sure about.
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions people have regarding stem cell therapy to help you get the information you need if you are interested in stem cell therapy for yourself or for your loved ones.
Q. What are stem cells?
A. Stem cells are effectively the raw material for the human body. These are the cells from which all other cells with their specialized functions come from. Under the right conditions within the body, stem cells can divide to form more cells that are called daughter cells.
These daughter cells can either become specialized cells through differentiation and have a more specific function, or become new stem cells through self-renewal. No other cells in the body have the natural ability to generate new types of cells.
Q. What are Mesenchymal Stem Cells?
A. Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) are a type of stem cell that can self-renew by dividing and can differentiate and change into a wide range of specialized cells with specific functions, including bone, cartilage, adipose tissue, connective tissue, and muscle.
These stem cells are found throughout tissue in our bodies. Due to their unique properties, MSCs have the potential to heal damaged bone, cartilage, tendon, tissue and reduce inflammation by modulating the immune system, changing into different types of tissue cells, and by signaling the surrounding cells to heal and grow.
Q. What is stem cell therapy?
A. When stem cells have the right conditions, they can develop into other types of cells through differentiation. Stem cell therapy involves providing a high concentration of stem cells directly to a diseased or damaged part of the body to instill the healing effect that these cells can have on the human body.
Through the right delivery methods, stem cell therapy can stimulate your body’s own regenerative process to develop new and healthy tissue at the targeted site. While the human body has its own share of stem cells, stem cell therapy involves administering stem cells from a donor who is healthier and has younger stem cells to have a greater impact in terms of repairing and healing damaged parts of the body.
Q. How are stem cells administered for the treatment?
A. There are several possible methods to administer stem cells to the body for treatment. At Innate Healthcare, we administer stem cells for stem therapy through various methods, depending on each patient’s unique requirements and physical condition.
Using IVs is the safest and simplest method for delivering stem cells throughout the body. There is no need to use anesthesia, and it takes about 20-30 minutes to administer stem cells to the body through IVs.
This method to administer stem cells involves directly injecting the stem cells into the affected muscle. Intramuscular implantation is also a safe method that does not require anesthesia.
Intrathecal administration (or lumbar puncture) involves injecting stem cells directly into the spinal fluid past the blood-brain barrier. This allows the stem cells to reach the brain and spinal cord. An experienced anesthesiologist injects stem cells into the spinal canal via the lower vertebrae using local anesthesia to numb the pain.
Stem cells can also be administered in the form of a mist through the nose as a non-invasive method for stem cells to reach the brain.
Stem cells can also be breathed in to treat the lungs through a hand-held nebulizer.
Stem cells are also administered directly to the hairline via injection or to the face for aesthetics. It can also be applied topically to achieve the same goal, depending on the condition and requirement for the patient.
Q. How much does stem cell therapy cost?
A. The procedure for stem cell therapy can vary in cost based on what needs to be treated and how long the treatment will go on. The procedures at Innate Healthcare can range in cost from $4,000 to $20,000.
We would like to make note that we administer doses that are three to five times higher than most clinics offering stem cell therapy, and for much less than what other clinics charge. We compared our costs to other stem cell therapy clinics in Phoenix, AZ, the country, and overseas and found our rates to be $10,000 less, on average, than most clinics offering similar or lesser treatments.
Additionally, our treatments encompass a more well-rounded approach to recovery than simply administering stem cells.
We also offer financing options with Advance Care.
Q. Are umbilical cord tissue cells safe for me?
A. Yes. The body’s immune system does not consider umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells (UC-MSCs) as a foreign threat. It means that there is no chance for your body to reject the stem cells we administer during the treatment. We have successfully administered stem cells for treating a wide range of health conditions without any instances of rejection.
The high-quality UC-MSCs we use at Innate Healthcare for stem cell therapy in Phoenix, AZ, are also more efficient at differentiating and self-renewal than older stem cells that already exist in your body.
Q. What type of conditions can stem cell therapy treat?
A. Stem cell therapy can treat a growing number of conditions with increasing research into the possible applications for the revolutionary treatment.
The physician determines what conditions can safely be treated and what kind or how much regenerative medicine would be clinically best for each patient. As with all other areas of medicine, we do not guarantee or claim that regenerative medicine/stem cell therapy will cure any disease.
Please note that the FDA has NOT evaluated our specific treatment protocols. The FDA still considers umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cell therapy as experimental but has recognized its safety over the years. Our treatments are guided by years of research and clinical experience to determine what will provide the best outcome. Here are some of the most common conditions we’ve treated successfully at Innate Healthcare Institute over the years:
- All types of arthritis (Osteoarthritis has had great success)
- Soft Tissue Conditions: Tendonitis, Bursitis, Ligament Injury (e.g., Achilles, Knee, Rotator Cuff)
- Joint pain (Low Back pain, Knee, Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, Wrist, Ankle, and Neck)
- Low Back Pain: Bulging or herniated discs, sciatica, OA, degenerative disc disease, facet and sacroiliac joint dysfunction, damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
- Autoimmune conditions: Multiple Sclerosis, IBD (Crohn’s disease/Ulcerative Colitis), Lupus, Rheumatoid arthritis
- Cardiovascular health/Heart Failure
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- COPD/Respiratory disorders
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sexual dysfunction for men and women (Erectile dysfunction, low arousal, orgasm disorder)
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Located in beautiful Phoenix, AZ, our clinic uses the latest innovations in regenerative stem cell therapy to help patients live the life they want to live. We have been successfully using stem cell therapy to provide our patients the comprehensive treatment they need for their health conditions.
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