What are stem cells?
Stem cells are cells that have the ability to differentiate into different types of tissue. For example, a mesenchymal stem cell has the ability to become a cell that builds bone or it could be a cell that builds cartilage. Certain chemicals in the body, release by specific cells, regulate these stem cells to tell them how to differentiate. Simply put, if a bone breaks and the stem cells are released to the area after the fracture (break), then those cells can become "osteoblasts" which build bone thus make the bone heal
What is a stem cell injection?
A stem cell injection is when we remove the stem cells from one area of the body, isolate and concentrate them, then inject them into another part of the body. Two common examples are taking stem cells from the "fat cells" in the abdomen or when we take bone marrow aspirate (from the crest of the hip). Once we obtain these cells, we use different complex medical devices to obtain a high concentrate of these stem cells.
How do stem cells work?
Stem cells work by being injected into an area that has a high source of inflammation. Stem cells, with multiple potential healing abilities, are able to differentiate depending on where they are injected to help reduce inflammation, promote growth and enhance healing potential. Although there is no definitive mechanism of action, results from multiple studies show that the potential effects can be extremely helpful to reduce pain and inflammation.