Regenerative stem cell therapy has been providing relief to many patients all around the world suffering from various conditions. This next generation medical advancement is being used to treat people from insufferable pain. Among the experimental trials that is progressing across various parts of the country, an experiment conducted by a University of California neurosurgeon, is already into the phase 1 of active testing.
The treatment is looking good and a green light has been given to the research to treat patients. The patient profile they’re looking for is someone who has had an injury for more than a year but less than two years. The initial phase of the trials had shown much promise and would soon be entering the next trial testing. Four of the patients have already been injected with stem cells and are awaiting results of the initial phase.
The cells showed signs of integrating with the surrounding tissues when it was tested on animals. If human trials proceed without any unforeseen delays, it is bound to provide a more sophisticated and pain free approach to treatment. The state authorized a bond worth $6 billion for the project and curing paralysis was one of the major selling points which allowed it to approve the sum. It was allocated to the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine.
Doctors are making sure that every safety procedure is being followed when dealing with something as sensitive as paralysis. Chronic injuries are being treated which has been there for over a year but under two years. Apart from that, researchers have been approved to carry out another spinal cord injury trial which deals with oligondendrocyte progenitor cells which can turn into various types of other cells.
It is important to understand the relation between PRP and regenerative stem cell therapy to get a clear picture. PRP is one of the most exciting and emerging form of therapy to regenerate soft tissues where an injury has taken place. PRP helps in relieving pain while generating soft tissues and damaged joints as a result of some serious injury. It consists of using a patient’s own blood to form the stem cells required for the injection.
A blood sample is retrieved from a patient’s body (preferably from the spinal tissues), and then it undergoes a centrifugal process which spins the blood at a required amount of speed to separate the tissues and various blood cells. This process concentrates the platelets and these concentrated platelets are then injected back into the patient’s body at the place of injury. It is widely gaining acceptance as an alternative to surgery.
Multinucleated stem cells (MSCs) possess a great deal of healing power. They have the unique ability to turn into any kind of cells that inhabits the human body. This unique feature is what sets it apart as far as regenerative properties are considered. If the process is done correctly, the cells help create a healing environment and speed up the recovery process. In the process, the cells regenerate, multiply and mature in the environment they’re kept. To simplify, stem cells have the ability to morph into any kind of tissue including muscles, ligaments, tissues, and tendons.
Physicians have been practicing in the field of regenerative stem cell therapy for over a decade now and have been able to provide relief to thousands of patients from insufferable pain. It is being researched since the 1990s. Recent technological advancements have made it possible for the treatment to be safe and easy. Autologous stem cell therapy which means use of cells from your body is fast gaining acceptance and popularity worldwide. It has been able to treat numerous patients with painful injuries.
Stem cell therapy has been gaining popularity due to the non-invasive behavior of the treatment. The all natural therapy helps a wide variety of patients ranging from athletes, to patients suffering from serious injuries. The autologous way of treatment is one of the main characteristics of the treatment. The cells are extracted from the bone marrow of the patient itself, which means there’s no risk of it being rejected by the body. The extracted cells then undergo a centrifugal process which separates them from normal blood cells. It is then re-injected into the body at the point of injury. Since it is from the same body that has to be treated, there is no risk of infection as well.
With research showing promise and other various trials being conducted around the world, the future for regenerative stem cell therapy seems fairly bright. The therapy allows combating various injuries including muscle injury, cartilage bone injuries, tendon and ligaments tear etc. The best part about the procedure is that it is not invasive at all unlike surgeries. While surgeries carry a great deal of risks such as infection from the anesthetics, regenerative stem cell therapy does not have any side-effects.
Stem cell therapy holds the key to curing almost any kind of ailments. This is because stem cells possess the unique property of changing into any type of cells. The future of the treatment is very bright and can be cultivated into one treatment for all diseases. This would save a lot of time for various costly treatments and also reduce the risk factor considerably. Just having to undergo a simple treatment without any post-surgical recovery time is very near and just within the reach.