Stem cells are within our own bodies and are do the heavy lifting for repair processes. Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the reparative response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using stem cells or their derivatives.
By using the bodies own building blocks you can repair any type of damaged or diseased part of the body. In the United States it is ONLY allowed to use stem cells from the patients OWN body (aka autologous). By using your own stem cells, there is no chance of rejection and the healing process is accelerated.
Platelet rich plasma or PRP is a procedure where a portion of the patient's own blood is extracted and then through the use of a centrifuge is spun at high speeds until the red blood cells, plasma and platelet rich plasma are separated.
PRP has been used to promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints, can be applied to various musculoskeletal problems. You will regularly hear about athletes having this procedure done to hyper-accelerate healing. It does not matter if you are a professional athlete or a senior citizen with a degenerative condition. PRP may help to improve your condition.
Simply put - it works. If you are reading this you either have a degenerative condition and need to heal or you have a family member that is suffering from some ailment. Regenerative medicine which includes PRP and Stem Cell Therapy is in some cases a far superior option than traditional medicine.
Surgery can be painful and potentially have negative outcomes such as infection, long recovery times and loss of function. Medication sometimes fares no better with all it's side effects and contraindications. It is best to speak with your physician to see if regenerative medicine is an option for you.