Understanding what stem cell treatment is and how it works can help you determine if it might be a good treatment option for your particular needs. At Waterfront Health & Wellness, we want to help you select the best treatment option for relieving your symptoms. That is why we offer a range of services, including stem cell therapy.

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are considered the body’s raw material because they are the cells that all cells with specialized functions are generated from. In the right conditions, stem cells can divide to form more cells, known as daughter cells, which can be become specialized cells, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells, or bone cells. Stem cells are the only type of cell in the body that has the natural ability to generate new cell types.

Where do Adult Stem Cells Come From?

Adult stem cells can be found in small numbers throughout most adult tissues, such as bone marrow and fat. Unlike embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells are more limited in their ability to create various specialized cells. While embryonic stem cells can create all types of specialized cells in the body, adult stem cells may only be able to create cells similar to the ones in the areas they reside in or cells with similar functions.

What is Stem Cell Therapy and How Does it Work?

Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine or prolotherapy, works to promote repair and regeneration responses in injured tissue. Prolotherapy is a type of injection therapy that can be used to treat connective tissue injuries of the musculoskeletal system that did not heal with rest or other nonsurgical therapies. The injections used in regenerative medicine work to promote a healing response in small tears and weakened tissue, alleviating pain and restoring mobility and functionality.

Stem cell therapy can be used for pain management and to treat a variety of different conditions. Almost all joints in the body can be successfully treated with regenerative medicine and relief can be achieved in just a few days of treatment.

If you would like to learn more about what stem cell treatment is and if it will work for your particular ailments, or if you are interested in one of our services, please contact Waterfront Health & Wellness at 1-360-306-8554. We are a health and wellness clinic that is proud to provide services to clients throughout Vancouver and the surrounding areas.