Regenerative medicine therapies prompt the body to enact a self-healing response by replacing, engineering, or regenerating human or animal l cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function. Stem Cell therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma are the two regenerative therapies that we perform here at Tricoche Integrated Health. PRP is a component of blood that contains platelet concentrations above the normal level and includes platelet-related growth factors and plasma-derived fibrinogen. Platelets are the frontline healing response to injuries as they release growth factors for tissue repair. Stem Cells, on the other hand, are the unspecialized, undifferentiated, immature cells that based on specific stimuli can divide and differentiate into specific types of cells and tissues. Differentiated Stem Cells can divide and replace the worn-out or damaged tissues to become tissue- or organ-specific cells with specialized functions.
CONDITIONS TREATED WITH STEM CELL THERAPY
– Knee Injuries: MCL, ACL, PCL, LCL
– Sprains or Tears
– Hip or Labral Tears
– Shoulder Damage
– Chronic and Lower Back Pain
– Wrist or Elbow Conditions
– Achilles Tendon
– Ankle Pain / Foot Pain
– Plantar Fasciitis
– Brain Injuries
How does stem cell therapy work?
Stem cells are the body’s natural internal repair system. In short, stem cells seek out the damage in the body and work to regenerate damaged tissue.
Where do the cells come from?
Human umbilical cord stem cells are collected from hospitals across the US. Only cord tissue cells from healthy mothers and babies are accepted. The mother signs a consent form, donating the umbilical cord tissue to the hospital after the live birth of a healthy baby. The umbilical cord contains one of the most concentrated array of stem cell tissue sources.
Are there any negative side effects or contraindications?
Your comfort, safety, and recovery are our top concern. Because umbilical cord stem cells are less mature than other cells, the body’s immune system is unable to recognize them as foreign and therefore, they are not rejected. Of the thousands of umbilical cord stem therapy patients there have been no instances of rejection (graft vs. host). In a very small percentage of patients, a minor reaction of flu-like symptoms lasting 24-48 hours may occur. This actually demonstrates the stem cells’ anti-inflammatory and immune-privilege potential.
Who is a good candidate for stem cell therapy?
Candidates are those patients looking for more natural solution to regenerating the body. Your doctor can determine how stem cell therapy can work for you.
What is the average cost?
The cost of stem cell therapy can range widely depending on the individual and their specific goals and needs. While the therapy is currently not covered by health insurance, the average costs are actually much more affordable than you may imagine.