As your healthcare provider it is our medical obligation to provide you with all the current treatment options available. Over the past decade the medical field has benefited from stem cell research. These scientific Endings have given way to the new exciting field of Regenerative Medicine. This field focuses on the use of adult stem cells to aid in the repair of damaged tissue such as bone, tendon and ligaments.
Adult stem cells were discovered over 40 years ago when researchers found that cells derived from bone marrow had the ability to form various tissues. Adult stem cells are early stage cells and under the right conditions are capable of developing into other types of cells, with the potential to regenerate damaged tissue.
I believe the use of your own (autologous) adult stem cell is a safe and effective treatment for damaged tissue. It can also be used to prevent further tissue degeneration.
Scientists and doctors have made tissue regeneration a reality in treating many diseases. Through regenerative medicine a person can take advantage of the body’s ability to heal itself by using the healthy adult stem cells that can be found throughout the body. Laboratory and clinical research has shown that it is possible to use adult stem cells to restore lost damaged or aging cells and effectively regenerate tissue in the body. Regenerative therapies are also showing promise in the treatment of pain.
St Charles Spine Institute, under the direction of Dr Erik C. Spayde, MD, provides comprehensive spine education to aid patients in order to better understand spine issues and their non-surgical and surgical solutions. Our state-of-the art, full-service facility is staffed with caring professionals ready to apply the most advanced medical and surgical technologies to help our patients regain function and live more active and fulfilling lives. For more information please go to www.stcharlesspine.com or call (805) 379-2322