Stem Cell Therapy and PRP Therapy

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

So how does it work? Using a gardening analogy, Stem Cells are the seeds that grow into new muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage and bone. These primitive cells are stored in our bodies in several places but they are very rich and easily accessible in bone marrow. Think of the many growth factors, growth hormones, and pro-inflammatory molecules provided by Platelet Rich Plasma, or “PRP” (and Bone Marrow Plasma) as fertilizer, plant food, and sunlight.

When Stem cells are actively harvested from your own bone marrow, concentrated in a centrifuge and mixed with a PRP injection, the results can be quite profound. This is because many thousands more cells are directly introduced to the injured area which can result in much faster and more extensive healing repair. Inflammation fuels the fire for stem cells to differentiate (change into something) and replicate many times to grow new tissue. Damaged tissue like a frayed tendon, muscle tear or degenerated articular surface (pitted cartilage) act as a scaffold for these cells to interact with and form new cells.

Follow-up physical therapy with our office is strongly advised to not only ensure you don’t do too much activity too soon, but also work in the right amount of therapeutic activity in the following weeks to continue “stoking the fire” for cells to continue regenerating to further heal.

How it Works

All Regenerative Therapies ultimately invoke the power of your own Stem Cells to heal damaged tissue. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), has been used since the 70’s to help injuries heal much faster. Among many pro-healing effects that Platelets perform, perhaps the most important is triggering the release, migration and activation of local Stem Cells. So PRP is Stem Cell Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy is Regenerative Medicine. PRP can work wonders as a stand-alone treatment in areas of sufficient blood flow. But in conditions where there is very little to no circulation at all, such as rotator cuff tears or Osteoarthritis of joints like the knees; enhancing the treatment with Stem Cell Therapy is vital to promoting successful outcomes!

Before Stem Cell Therapy came along, the only health-care solutions offered for these problems was to strengthen the surrounding healthy tissue with P.T. and chiropractic care, mask the pain with medications or nerve blocks, HA-joint injections and ultimately, remove damaged tissue and replace a joint with an artificial implant.

When you decide other treatments aren’t providing enough lasting relief, you want to avoid surgery and you want a long-lasting natural remedy, it’s time to give Stem Cell Therapy a try.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?

So how does it work? Using a gardening analogy, Stem Cells are the seeds that grow into new muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage and bone. These primitive cells are stored in our bodies in several places but they are very rich and easily accessible in bone marrow. Think of the many growth factors, growth hormones, and pro-inflammatory molecules provided by Platelet Rich Plasma, or “PRP” (and Bone Marrow Plasma) as fertilizer, plant food, and sunlight.

When Stem cells are actively harvested from your own bone marrow, concentrated in a centrifuge and mixed with a PRP injection, the results can be quite profound. This is because many thousands more cells are directly introduced to the injured area which can result in much faster and more extensive healing repair. Inflammation fuels the fire for stem cells to differentiate (change into something) and replicate many times to grow new tissue. Damaged tissue like a frayed tendon, muscle tear or degenerated articular surface (pitted cartilage) act as a scaffold for these cells to interact with and form new cells.

Follow-up physical therapy with our office is strongly advised to not only ensure you don’t do too much activity too soon, but also work in the right amount of therapeutic activity in the following weeks to continue “stoking the fire” for cells to continue regenerating to further heal.

How it Works

All Regenerative Therapies ultimately invoke the power of your own Stem Cells to heal damaged tissue. PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), has been used since the 70’s to help injuries heal much faster. Among many pro-healing effects that Platelets perform, perhaps the most important is triggering the release, migration and activation of local Stem Cells. So PRP is Stem Cell Therapy and Stem Cell Therapy is Regenerative Medicine. PRP can work wonders as a stand-alone treatment in areas of sufficient blood flow. But in conditions where there is very little to no circulation at all, such as rotator cuff tears or Osteoarthritis of joints like the knees; enhancing the treatment with Stem Cell Therapy is vital to promoting successful outcomes!

Before Stem Cell Therapy came along, the only health-care solutions offered for these problems was to strengthen the surrounding healthy tissue with P.T. and chiropractic care, mask the pain with medications or nerve blocks, HA-joint injections and ultimately, remove damaged tissue and replace a joint with an artificial implant.

When you decide other treatments aren’t providing enough lasting relief, you want to avoid surgery and you want a long-lasting natural remedy, it’s time to give Stem Cell Therapy a try.

After Your Treatment

Integrity Stem Cell makes use of a brand new diagnostic ultrasound machine tailor made for musculoskeletal injections by Mindray, the latest bone marrow and platelet rich plasma concentrating system and the newest proprietary centrifuge from EmCyte Corporation. Follow-up physical therapy care is supported with therapeutic ultrasound and electric stimulus, dry needling/acupuncture, Graston Technique soft tissue mobilization, kinesiology taping and tried & true low tech exercise therapy using TheraBands, fitballs and other tools.