21 Mar Why Choose Stem Cell Therapy?
Did you know that your body has amazing capabilities to heal itself? Every single time you get an injury—even a small cut—your body goes to work to immediately repair itself. It does this through stem cells in your body. When you are born, you have an abundance of these cells that can turn into any other type of cell to help your body heal. However, as you age, the amount of stem cells you have diminishes. That can make healing from injuries and chronic conditions harder to do. That is why regenerative medicine exists. At our facility, we provide stem cell therapy injections that help boost your healing. Find out what these are and how stem cell therapy can benefit you!
Healing from Injuries
All of your organs, tissues and everything else in our body is made up of cells. The Smithsonian reports that you have an estimated 37.2 trillion cells in your body. That’s a rough estimate as you could have many more than this. Calculating the amount of cells in your body is very tricky, as all of your organs and tissues are made up of different types of cells. Bones are made from specific bone cells, and your muscles are made from a different type of specific cell. Your body needs a way to be able to heal itself efficiently after you’ve been injured, without having to sort through millions of different types of cells.
When you are injured—even if it is just a small cut—your body immediately goes to work to repair the damage. You will notice that a cut or other type of wound will turn into a scab, which will eventually fall off, revealing new, pink skin. Eventually, that pinkness will fade over time and you will be left with a slightly white area where your body has scarred. This is generally the healing process that you can see. When you have an injury, your body sends signals to rush blood platelets to the site of your injury. These platelets will start forming a clot, which is basically a buildup that stops blood from flowing from a wound. With enough buildup, you get a scab. Your body also sends out signals that stem cells need to go to the injured site to start healing your body.
What’s a Stem Cell?
Stem cells are some of the most amazing cells in your body. The International Society for Stem Cell Research states that stem cells are the foundation cells of your body. Everyone is born with these type of cells and they lie dormant all over the body until they are needed for healing and repair. When you are injured, they rush to the site of your injury. Why? A stem cell is the only type of cell in your body that can turn into any other type of cell (except for those that support a fetus). So, even though your body is made up of trillions of cells specific to your body parts, a stem cell can turn into those different cells.
Therefore, if you have a muscle injury, stem cells will go to your injured muscle, turn into muscle cells and start repairing the damage. If you have a cut on your skin, stem cells will turn into the skin cells your body needs to close up a wound and have skin there once more. Stem cells play a key role in your body’s ability to heal itself. However, the amount of stem cells you have diminishes as you age, meaning your healing time takes longer.
Stem Cell Therapy
Technology and scientific research has paved the way for stem cell therapy to be possible. Stem cell therapy is a service we provide our patients who are injured or have chronic conditions, such as arthritis. We provide anti-inflammatory stem cell therapy injections to patients right at the site of their injury or chronic pain. These injections reduce swelling and inflammation, while providing the area with a high dosage of stem cells that your body can use to repair itself. You can heal quicker from injuries with stem cell therapy and can find soothing relief from chronic pain.
Choose Stem Cell Therapy Today
These injections can shorten your time with an injury and are naturally soothing for aches and pains. If chronic joint pain is limiting your daily routine or preventing you from activities you enjoy, stem cell therapy might be the answer you’re looking for! To find out if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy, call Mile High Spine & Pain Center today at (720) 507-0080!