Regenerative Medicine

Advanced Integrated Medical Center

Multidisciplinary Medical Center & Regenerative Medicine located in Blackfoot, ID

Imagine your body having the ability to heal from an injury faster or to generate healthy tissue to replace diseased tissue. That’s the power behind mesenchymal stem cell therapy. Dee Scott Stevens, DC, and Kenneth Lowther, NP, at Advanced Integrated Medical Center in Blackfoot, Idaho, offer mesenchymal stem cell therapy as a treatment for various health issues and conditions. To learn more about how mesenchymal stem cell therapy can help you, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Regenerative Medicine Q & A

What are mesenchymal stem cells?

Mesenchymal stem cells serve as your body’s raw material for the creation of new cells and tissue. These specialized cells have the ability to differentiate, or transform, into any type of cell you may need.

There are two primary types of mesenchymal stem cells:

Pluripotent

Pluripotent cells have the ability to become any type of cell your body needs. These types of cells are generally only present during the first few days of an embryo’s life, which occurs around week five in human gestation.

Multipotent

Multipotent cells are limited in the type of cells that they can turn into and are the primary type of mesenchymal stem cells in the human body. Multipotent cells don’t come from embryos.

By reprogramming genes, scientists have been able to transform multipotent cells into pluripotent cells.

What is regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine refers to the use of mesenchymal stem cells for therapeutic purposes. Because these cells have the ability to transform into any type of cell you need, they have significant potential for regenerating and repairing tissue.

Regenerative medicine isn’t a new concept. A bone marrow transplant for the treatment of leukemia is a type of stem cell therapy that physicians have been using for years.

Researchers have only just begun to tap into the power of mesenchymal stem cell therapy and how it may benefit health. Mesenchymal stem cells can be guided to repair diseased or damaged tissue and may potentially be used to regrow organs for transplantation.

Which areas can be treated with regenerative medicine?

Regenerative medicine with amniotic allograft treatments is beneficial for healing many types of bone and soft tissue problems, including arthritis. The injections help heal your:

  • Knees
  • Shoulders
  • Hips
  • Elbows
  • Ankles
  • Wrists 

How does regenerative medicine work?

Regenerative medicine stimulates and accelerates your body’s own natural healing powers. When injected into your diseased or damaged tissue, the mesenchymal stem cells transform themselves into the cells needed to heal and repair the area, whether it’s new muscle, bone, nerves, or blood vessels.

To learn more about regenerative medicine and its uses, call Advanced Integrated Medical Center today, or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.