Regenerative medicine is increasingly becoming a much sought after form of treatment, and this is because it allows the body to naturally heal without drastic measures being undertaken. Amniotic stem cell injections have been a hot topic for a long time now and these injections are being used to repair and restore damaged soft tissue and cells within the body.
The use of amniotic stem cell injections is still in its early stages. Nonetheless, it is attracting a lot of attention as modern medicine is now shifting its focus to the restoration of damaged musculoskeletal tissue in the body as opposed to merely suppressing pain or opting for surgical replacements.
Where Do Amniotic Stem Cells Come From?
As you may have already guessed, amniotic stem cells are sourced from the amniotic fluid. Amniotic fluid is the protective liquid that is surrounds the fetus in the womb. Now, it’s important to point out that this fluid is only obtained after birth and because the liquid is disposed, harvesting of the amniotic fluid for stem cell injections has yet to bring about any fundamental ethical concerns.
Once the fluid is harvested, it is processed to produce stem cell rich injections and it’s processing is regulated by the FDA. Tests are conducted to ensure that the fluid does not carry any diseases and there are amniotic stem cell banks which specialize in preserving the collected amniotic fluid stem cells. The harvesting of the amniotic fluid is carried out from women undergoing a c-section and would otherwise be discarded. There are no ethical concerns regarding the fetus at all.
Why Amniotic Stem Cells
Stem cell injections have been used for various medicinal purposes, particularly in pain management. Amniotic stem cells contain hyaluronic acid and anti-inflammatory properties which makes them quite useful in enhancing the regeneration of tissue and providing pain relief. Amniotic stem cell fluid injections are often injected in the damaged area to reduce inflammation which is contributing to the pain.
The injections are used for back pain due to facet syndrome along with extremity pain of the knee, shoulder, elbow, SI joint, hip and more due to arthritis and soft tissue concerns such as tendonitis.
While studies on the use of amniotic stem cell injections are ongoing, the results are quite promising and one of the major advantages that come with stem cell injections is that graft versus host problems have yet to be realized. Findings on amniotic stem cells indicate that though the stem cells may not have the ability to form all types of adult body tissue, they can still be useful when developed in an ideal environment.
Amniotic stem cells can develop into bone cells, muscle cells and fat cells amongst other body cells meaning they can be used to treat various conditions. In fact, amniotic stem cell injections may be even more useful than embryo stem cell injections because they do not develop tumors.
Regenerative medicine is certainly proving to be more useful in course of treatment. Not only are many doctors advocating for it, but so are patients as more and more people wish to have a natural healing process. More studies are still being conducted by medical research institutes to identify the value of amniotic stem cell injections in regenerative therapy. Amniotic stem cell injections have immense potential.
Arizona Pain Stem Cell Institute offers amniotic derived stem cell injections for numerous indications such as back pain, extremity pain, soft tissue tendonitis and more. Along with amniotic stem cell injections, the stem cell therapy clinic also provides PRP therapy and bone marrow derived stem cell injections.
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