What Are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are the body’s master cells. They are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to transform into a variety of different cells, replace dying cells, and regenerate damaged tissue.

Where Do Stem Cells Come From?

Stem cells used in stem cell therapy can be obtained from a person’s own bone marrow or fat (adipose) tissue, or from purified amniotic tissue.  SCU Health System utilizes purified amniotic tissue for its stem cell therapy.  This eliminates the need to surgically harvest the cells from your body, making the procedure less painful, and recovery time shorter.


Stem cell therapy is a very simple and safe outpatient procedure.  Amniotic stem cells are delivered to the doctor’s office ready to be injected.  The stem cells are carefully injected into the treatment site, initiating the healing and regeneration process.


Stem cell therapy can be very effective at relieving pain and improving joint mobility.  MRI images have confirmed successful tissue repair following treatment.  Initial improvement and reduction in pain may be experienced very quickly, with continued improvement as the healing progresses.  Although recovery times can vary, patients generally begin to see improvement in pain and mobility after 4 to 6 weeks.  Improvement will continue for up to 6 months.  Depending on the severity of the condition, additional rounds of treatment can optimize results.  The need for surgery can be greatly reduced by treating injured tissues before damage progresses and the condition is irreversible.


Schedule your stem cell consultation today by calling 562-943-7125.  Our experts can help you determine if your medical condition is appropriate for treatment with stem cells and, if so, will advise you as to the number and frequency of recommended treatments based on his or her professional assessment of your condition.


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