Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy delivers safe and effective results for many types of disease processes in the body. Dr. Steven Sorr and other leading physicians in the field of regenerative medicine have successfully prevented total joint replacement surgeries and taken patients off of prescription medications painkillers. With a country that is on more medication than any other in the world, regenerative stem cell therapy has arrived and is proving to be a significant player in the healthcare system.
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem Cells are important cells that can give rise to other adult cells or cells that can promote rejuvenation, repair, and regeneration in the body. Stem cells have been shown to possess remarkable healing properties for a variety of ailments. That being said, it is important to understand that these cells are not a quick-fix or instant cure for anyone. Working with a trusted doctor who has experience in the field of regenerative and functional medicine will deliver greater, long-term results versus a “minute-clinic.”
As always, each person must be evaluated and properly diagnosed by a physician before any type of treatments
How To Avoid Joint Replacement Surgery with Stem Cell Therapy
You may have already seen doctors or surgeons that diagnosed you with Arthritis aka “Bone-on-Bone”, or Degenerative Joint Disease. These conditions are commonly treated with anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), narcotic (opiate) painkillers, and injections such as Rooster Comb viscosupplementation, Synvisc® and/or cortisone shots. Stem Cells deliver the specific conditions needed to reverse arthritis and promote the growth of new cartilage, ligament, and joint stability.
With chronic joint pain, there is typically advanced degenerative damage such as cartilage loss, meniscal tears, or ligamentous laxity. At Source of Health medical center in Scottsdale, AZ we use your own stem cells to boost healing and promote the tissue repair process. By targeting the damaged tissue that is causing the pain, stem cell therapy promotes cartilage and soft tissue healing. This results in improved joint stability, resistance to impact, and thereby less pain.
When Will I Be Pain-Free?
Pain is a debilitating condition and we know that getting you out of pain is a top priority! However, pain is a side-effect of a deeper problem, and that is what stem cells are there to do – heal. Stem cell therapy for pain, absolutely!
The healing process typically takes 3-6 months so along that timeline, our RegenFx Program delivers a comprehensive, holistic approach to stem cell therapy. There is always hope and when you finally meet our expert physician, Dr.
Why Are Cortisone Shots Bad For Your Joint Health?
Cortisone is a steroid injection used to turn off pain and inflammation. This is also known as “The Stress Hormone,” yet people line up to get on the merry-go-round for pain management injections daily.
This is pure insanity! Studies have shown that repeated cortisone shots/epidural injections cause further damage and degeneration to the body. In fact, you are not allowed to receive more than 3 per year into a joint.
Those who do this repeatedly are on the road to major surgeries like a total joint replacement. And if that is not enough, they interfere with your other hormones, blood sugar balance, and immune suppression.
READY FOR A PAIN-FREE CONSULTATION?During a Free 15 minute consultation with Dr. Sorr, you will learn more about stem cells and regenerative medicine as an option in healing your pain. At that visit, he will review any recent imaging and labs to better determine if you are a candidate for this therapy
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Types Of Stem Cells
Fat – Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADMSC) are of the highest number in the body. Under local anesthesia, a small amount of fat is taken from the abdomen or love handle area. The tissue is then taken to the lab, minimally processed, and within 15 minutes is ready to be used for treatment.
Bone Marrow – BMAC is a rich source of hematopoietic stem cells. These cells are obtained from the iliac crest (Hip) and minimally processed. For our older patients, we typically advise using another source due to the low number of stem cells.
Exosomes – Small particles released from stem cells containing growth factors, mRNA, microRNA, and many other important healing signals. Not actual cells, however, these are the crucial components of stem cells that are released when a stem cell arrives at an injured area.
Exosomes are a reasonable and prudent option since they are nanoparticles and can travel throughout the entire body, safely. Exosomes are “heat-targeted missiles” that travel to areas of inflammation to reduce scarring and promote beneficial immunomodulatory effects. Exosomes are often, but not always combined with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) in areas of arthritis or tendinosis.
Exosomes are made from stem cells of placental origin. There are approximately 1 billion exosomes per mL that can be harvested, tested for sterility and pathogens. This is a very safe and clean product that is the most advanced generation of
In the US, FDA guidelines restrict transferring any cell from another (non-autologous) into you. This is for your safety. Exosomes follow these guidelines strictly and are provided under the highest levels of care.
BENEFITS OF REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
Most individuals do not experience downtime
Minimal Time off Work
Minimal Use of Medications
Minimal Use of Mobility Tools (Crutches)
Physical Therapy is encouraged in some cases but not required in all cases
Minimal Disruption of Regular Routine
Common Injuries Treated with Stem Cell Therapy & Regenerative Cellular Medicine:
- Arthritic Joints & Soft Tissue Injuries
- Meniscal Tears
- Repetitive Motion Injuries (i.e., rotator cuff, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel)
- Tendonitis & Tendinosis
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Inflamed Nerves
- Muscle Tears
- Knee laxity
- Ligamentous laxity (loose or overstretched ligament)
- Joint laxity (unstable joints)