Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Lifestyles Healthcare Group

Rehabilitation Specialists & Chiropractors located in Fort Myers, FL

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative Medicine bases itself on using your own cells to heal itself. Cells that are capable of giving rise to indefinitely more cells of the same type. They have the remarkable potential to develop into many different cell types in the body and serve as what can be accurately describe as an “internal repair system,” replenishing other cells. Each divided cell has the potential to become another type of cell with a specialized function, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell, or a brain cell. Regenerative Medicine is the administration of umbilical cord cells into a patient’s body based on the recommendation from your medical provider or nurse practitioner. The cells can be administered through injection or IV infusion to maximize the therapy’s reach.

 

Where do cells come from with Regenerative Medicine?

Umbilical Cord Cells are derived exclusively from the umbilical cord tissue of healthy birthed babies & healthy mothers, which is the safest and least-invasive method of extraction available.

 

What does Regenerative Medicine do? 

  • Seek out degeneration - They build, repair, and grow new tissue
  • Anti-inflammatory - They are effective in reducing inflammation
  • Immunomodulatory - They help modulate the body’s immune responses

 

What makes it special?


The future of medicine
A search of www.clinicaltrials.gov provides information on more than 4,000 clinical trials being conducted worldwide. Pluripotent A pluripotent cell has the capability of developing into various types of cells or tissues self-renewal.
The cells replicate themselves every 28 hours for 65 generations, giving rise to millions of undifferentiated cells.
 

Advantages of Umbilical Cord Regenerative Medicine

  • Regenerative Medicine is immune system privileged, so anyone can be treated.
  • Regenerative Medicine supports anti-inflammatory activity, immune modulating capacity, and contain the optimum ability to stimulate regeneration.
  • Regenerative Medicine can be administered multiple times in uniform dosages that contain high cells counts.
  • Regenerative Medicine can be administered two ways: intra-articular (injected directly) or through an intravenous (I.V.) infusion.

 

Regenerative Medicine has the potential to help with these common conditions:

 

Knee Injuries and Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome/Chondomalacia
  • Pes anersine bursitis
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Meniscus tear
  • MCL sprain or tear
  • ACL sprain or tear
  • PCL sprain or tear
  • LCL sprain or tear
  • Instability
  • Biceps Femoris Insertional Tendinopathy
  • Hamstrings Tendinopathy

Hip Injuries and Conditions

  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinopathy
  • Labral / labrum tear

Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Injuries and Conditions

  • Hand, Wrist and Rotator cuff tears
  • Arthritis of the shoulder joint
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Labral tears or degeneration
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Recurrent shoulder dislocations
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Instability
  • TFCC tear
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger

Back, Neck, and Disc Injuries and Conditions

  • Lumbar facet injury
  • Herniated or bulging disc
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • SI Joint Syndrome
  • Cervical instability
  • Cervical facet injury
  • Neck, back or rib instability

Foot and Ankle Injuries and Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Ankle Instability
  • Peroneal tendon tear or split
  • Ligament sprain or tear
  • Sub-talar arthritis or instability
  • Tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions

Elbow Injuries and Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Instability
  • Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow
  • Nerve entrapment (ulnar nerve)
 

The Procedure

1 - Before the Therapy

If possible, stop or reduce all aspirin products, non-steroidals, Vitamin E supplementation, and the use of fish oil at least five days before the therapy. Be sure to stay hydrated prior to the procedure.

2 - The Therapy

The duration of the therapy is short, simple, and can take between ten to twenty minutes depending on the amount administered and the procedure chosen. This time will include cleaning and prepping the injection points.

3 - After the Therapy

If possible, stop or reduce anti-inflammatory medication for at least one to two weeks. Remember: The cells replicate every 28 hours through 65 cycles of replication.

 

  • At 3-4 Weeks Post-Therapy: Light exercises and stretching; no high-impact activities.
  • One Month Post-Therapy: Aggressive stretching, light-weight training; as tolerated by joints
  • Second Month-Post Therapy: Increase workout regiment and sport-specific activities.