The human body is a fine example of the incredible power and ingenuity of nature, especially when it comes to stem cells. At Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa, Pallavi Cherukupally, MD, believes that surgery is only one answer to most orthopedic problems and that a better one may lie in tapping the human body’s amazing healing and regenerative resources, namely mesenchymal stem cells. If you’re in the Orlando, Florida, area and you’d like to explore how stem cell treatments can help you, call or use the online booking tool.
Most of the cells in your body, by design, have one purpose and they stick very close to that mission — your kidney cells function within this organ, and your skin cells occupy themselves with the health of your skin. Stem cells, on the other hand, are what’s known as undifferentiated cells, which means they have the amazing ability to not only become other cells but multiply indefinitely as that cell.
Your stem cells are strongest and most numerous during embryonic development as they set to work to build a new human life. As an adult, you still carry stem cells throughout your body, which lie in wait in various tissue, such as your bone marrow, coming forward when needed for rebuilding and repair. These adult stem cells are known as mesenchymal stem cells, which are multipotent cells that have the ability to develop into connective tissue, blood vessels, and lymphatic tissue.
True to its name, Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa use these regenerative cells to help you heal from the inside out on a cellular level. The mesenchymal stem cell treatments that Dr. Cherukupally uses are harvested from your own bone marrow or donated human amniotic tissue.
The donated amniotic tissue contains a substance called Wharton’s jelly, which is full of biologically young mesenchymal stem cells. These multipotent stem cells can differentiate into several different types of cells and also include growth factors, hyaluronic acid, and anti-inflammatory cytokines (446 total factors).
If you’re tapping your own stem cells, Dr. Cherukupally turns to a minimally invasive bone marrow aspirate procedure in which she obtains a sample of your bone marrow using a syringe. She then uses a centrifuge to separate the cells and injects the concentrate of stem cells directly into the area where you need a regenerative boost.
Once on site, the stem cells set to work to rebuild your tissue, while also calling in further resources to help with the work.
The world of regenerative medicine is only just beginning, and orthopedists like Dr. Cherukupally are finding great success in helping patients heal and repair more quickly, all while avoiding invasive surgical intervention. Dr. Cherukupally uses stem cell treatments to address the following.
These conditions are really only the tip of the iceberg as there’s seemingly no end to what mesenchymal stem cells are capable of accomplishing. But when it comes to painful joints or other musculoskeletal issues, stem cell treatments have already helped many patients of Dr. Cherukupally find much-needed relief.
If you’d like to learn more about the potential of stem cell treatments for your orthopedic problems, call Regenerative Sport, Spine and Spa or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.