Not too long ago, the use of Stem Cells was highly controversial. The South Texas Spinal Clinic uses Stem Cells to help people heal, but it uses ADULT STEM CELLS. ADULT STEM CELLS are capable of developing into other types of cells with the potential to regenerate damaged tissue (arthritis for example). ADULT STEM CELLS were discovered over 40 years ago. Researchers found that cells derived from adult bone marrow had the ability to form various tissues. ADULT STEM CELLS are an early cell stage and, under the right conditions, are capable of developing into other types of cells.
STEM CELLS are found throughout our body as in bone marrow, bone, blood vessels, fat and synovial membrane, etc. They can act as the repair cells of the body. They also have a super anti-inflammatory property to help fight pain. Arthritis and increased age affect the capability of our repair cells that are in the damaged areas.
THE STEM CELL ORTHOPEDIC INSTITUTE OF TEXAS, a division of the South Texas Spinal Clinic, can solve this problem by amplifying your body’s natural repair cells (STEM CELLS). This is accomplished by injecting the damaged area with mesenchymal STEM CELLS (MSCs).
MSCs are primitive STEM CELLS. They act as the coordinator of the repair response and have the ability to:
- Differentiate into multiple tissues.
- Reduce inflammation.
- Promote cell proliferation (growth).
- Increase blood vessel growth.
MSCs secrete certain proteins that lead to healing and/or growth of tissues at the sites of injuries, and they recruit local cells to replace damaged tissue or lost cells. They also limit the activation of immune cells. (Certain harmful T-cells).
MSCs can treat joint arthritis, tendon and muscle repair, orthopedic injuries, rheumatological conditions, and pain treatment.
Is STEM CELL THERAPY Right for You? Drs. Hirsch and Hall are leading our efforts in Adult Stem Cell repair. Call (210) 293-3136 today to schedule your medical evaluation and to see if you are a candidate for this cutting-edge treatment which is so much less invasive than surgery.