Companies advertising the use of amniotic stem cell therapies are preying upon the hopes of people desperate to escape pain or receive treatment for other medical conditions. Often, the providers of these companies are not physicians and do not have the diagnostic and surgical skills necessary to accurately diagnosis a medical condition to determine if the condition is amenable to stem cell therapy. In addition, the provider may lack the surgical skills to harvest living stem cells from the patient’s body and accurately inject the living stem cells into the affected joint or body part to optimize the healing response to provide long lasting pain relief.
Amniotic fluid is a mixture of stem cells that are obtained from the amniotic fluid and the amniotic membrane. The amniotic fluid comes from the fluid that surrounds the baby and the amniotic membrane comes from the placenta. Companies collect the discarded amniotic fluid and placenta from a tissue bank and process, preserve and freeze the tissue before selling it as “amniotic stem cell therapy.” Because of the processing procedure, amniotic stem cell products DO NOT contain live, viable stem cells. The absence of live stem cells has been proven multiple times by independent laboratory analysis.
People who undergo amniotic stem cell therapy procedures report a reduction of pain for short periods. The reduction of pain is thought to be due to the injection of growth factors which are well known to reduce pain. The dead stem cells injected with the growth factors do not reduce pain or stimulate healing. Injected amniotic fluid does not have any regenerative potential.
Stem cell therapies such as bone marrow aspirate concentrate and adipose tissue are a source of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), growth factors and cytokines. These stem cell therapies are proven to contain viable and living cells which provide a therapeutic and regenerative healing response.
The physicians at 5280 Stem Cell are uniquely qualified to accurately assess your medical condition and help you decide which stem cell therapy method would medically benefit you. All our physicians are board certified and surgically trained to perform stem cell procedures.
Michael Shell, DO
Medical Director 5280 Stem Cell
Board Certified Physicians
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