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Stem Cell Q&A: What is Stem Cell Therapy?

Posted at 1:45 PM on May 29, 2018

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Even though stem cells have been used in medical treatments for over 40 years, much is still unknown by the general public and patients who suffer from chronic pain and may be seeking out this type of treatment.

That's why at Twin Cities Pain & Regenerative Medicine we are introducing a new series in which we aim to provide in-depth answers to some of the most common questions we receive from potential stem cell patients. We understand that you need and want all the answers before opting for any kind of medical treatment, and we want you to be completely informed before making any kind of decision that could impact you or your family.

So, let's start with the basics.

What is stem cell therapy?

In very general terms stem cell therapy is an innovative minimally invasive treatment that is part of the growing field known as regenerative medicine. Many musculoskeletal conditions caused by forms of arthritis, sports injuries and overuse can be treated with all-natural adult stem cell procedures.

Stem cells are the construction workers that repair the body's infrastructure. The primary role of stem cells is to maintain and initiate the healing of damaged tissue and replenish dying or damaged cells. Stem cells find the damaged tissue and have the potential to initiate its repair or regeneration.

All humans carry stem cells, which help us naturally repair broken or injured parts of the body. However, as we get older it becomes more difficult for stem cells to reach injured areas, making recovering from injuries or pain more difficult. This, in part, explains the feeling that as we age it becomes more difficult to bounce back from injuries.

During stem cell therapy to repair damaged tissue in the body, stem cells are extracted from a donor site within the patient's own body. At Twin Cities Pain and Regenerative Medicine we have discovered the best stem cells for treatment can be found in the bone marrow of the hip bone.

After extraction, the healthy stem cells are separated in a centrifuge and then implanted in the problem area where repair and regrowth can begin anew.

About Twin Cities Pain and Regenerative Medicine

Twin Cities Pain and Regenerative Medicine has been a leader in Stem Cell Treatment in Minneapolis and the upper Midwest for many years. Our Medical Director Dr. Constantin Starchook is a board certified Anesthesiologist who has been practicing medicine in the Twin Cities for over 20 years.

We perform non-invasive stem cell treatments in our out-patient facility located in Edina, Minnesota, and our patients report feeling positive results from stem cell treatments within days of the procedure. If you suffer from back, knee, shoulder, hip or any other chronic pain in your joints, contact our office today to discuss if stem cell treatment may be a solution for you.