Where Do Doctors Get Stem Cells From

Where Do Doctors Get Stem Cells From?

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

Although the first successful bone marrow transplant occurred in 1956, it wasn’t until a few years later that scientists came to fully understand why the procedure worked: bone marrow contains stem cells. Stem cells are the body’s original transformers. They begin as cells with no specialized function; however, they can develop into one of many different types of cells depending on certain natural or synthetic conditions.  Share this PostBy 1960, researchers recognized that bone marrow houses two types of stem cells: hematopoietic stem cells, which can generate all types of ...
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Stem Cell Therapy: An Alternative to Back Surgery

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Surgery is often presented as the final option for people with severe back pain. When other treatments like rest, medication and physical therapy fail, many patients are forced to consider surgical treatments that not only frequently require lengthy recovery times, but that also create periods of even greater pain. Share this PostBut what if there was an alternative to back surgery that wasn’t nearly as risky, had fewer side effects and utilized your body’s own cells to repair damage and restore function? Research from the past thirty years points to ...
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Stem Cell Therapy vs. Back Surgery Explained

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain

The World Health Organization lists back pain as the leading cause of disability around the world. Twenty years ago, the best options for treating back pain, especially chronic back pain, were strengthening exercises, physical therapy, medication, injections and/or surgery. The results were often minimal, with last-ditch surgical procedures often causing more problems than solutions. After all, with surgery comes the risk of infection, increased recovery time and several other possible side effects and complications that, in many instances, can make its success in treating orthopedic injuries and disease and relieving ...
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Stem Cells for Back Pain: Your Questions Answered

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain

Back pain can be a debilitating condition. Studies by The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) continue to find it the leading cause of YLD (years lived with disease) and one of the most common reasons for lost workdays in many industrial, as well as developing, countries. Indeed, it’s estimated that approximately 80% of the global population will experience back pain at some point in their life, with at least 7% of our world’s 7.7 billion people being affected at any given time.  Share this PostThe high prevalence of back pain ...
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Stem Cell Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears and Shoulder Injuries

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Facet Joints, Stem Cells for Shoulder

Regenerative medicine, specifically stem cell therapy, is changing the way shoulder injuries are managed. Stem cell therapy for shoulder pain, is quickly minimizing the need for invasive shoulder surgery. Share this post:The shoulder joint is one of the most powerful joints in the body and is integral to both work and sport. This joint is essential for almost every facet of life, from brushing one’s teeth and hair to drinking a soda and driving a car. Common Shoulder Injuries As The Result Of Sports Activity Shoulder injuries are some of the most ...
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Knee Injections – Why Stem Cells Are the Answer

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

ThriveMD is Colorado's leading stem cell therapy for knee pain clinic with a large pool of satisfied stem cell patients. With facilities in Vail and Denver, severe knee pain, caused by injuries or wear and tear from activities such as golf or skiing, is one of the most common conditions we treat. Stem cell knee injections are becoming a popular answer to resolving acute and chronic knee pain. Share this post: Contact our Vail or Denver office to find out if you could be a candidate for stem cell therapy. ...
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Choosing a Legitimate Stem Cell Clinic – 5 Things to Know

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

The term “stem cell procedure” has become a catchphrase for the use of just about any type of biologic injection, regardless of whether the injection contains live stem cells or not. There is now a constant stream of advertising for stem cell treatments for nearly every medical problem imaginable. Often these advertisements promote the use of biologics to treat many systemic medical problems such as MS, Parkinson’s disease, and COPD despite little evidence to support their use. Share this post:#1: Common Problems with Stem Cell Clinics and Stem Cell Injections ...
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Knee Cartilage Regeneration | Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair, Part 1

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, PRP, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

Knee pain from osteoarthritis remains a major cause of disability and missed worked days.  Conservative treatment is typically aimed at relieving pain and begins with anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy and opioid pain medications. Injection therapy with corticosteroids and hyaluronic acid will often be used as the next line of treatment for knee cartilage repair.  Surgical treatments such as arthroscopy, subchondral bone drilling and microfracture are often the next steps in the treatment cascade. Share this post:Unfortunately, many of these patients continue to progress and eventually undergo knee joint replacement surgery. ...

Disc Cartilage Regeneration | Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair, Part 2

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Low Back

Musculoskeletal disorders and lower back disc cartilage degeneration are a major cause of disability and morbidity globally and result in enormous costs for the health care systems. Degenerative disc disease and disc herniations are the most prevalent causes of back pain. The increase in musculoskeletal disorders among the aging population demonstrates an urgent need for a major change in managing this population. Share this PostStem Cell Treatment for Low Back Pain Due to Degenerative Disc Disease New biological therapies that can effectively treat spine degeneration are a high priority in regenerative medicine. Mesenchymal stem cells ...
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Stem Cells from Fat vs. Bone Marrow – Best Sources for Cartilage Repair

Scott Brandt, M.D. Research, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

Based on previous studies and our clinical experience, ThriveMD has built our stem cell procedure protocol based on the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC’s) prepared from adipose tissue (fat). The mixture of regenerative cells and growth factors that are derived from adipose tissue is called the stromal vascular fraction (SVF) and has been an excellent choice for soft tissue repair, especially the regeneration of cartilaginous tissue in the back and joints (such as knees, hips or shoulders). Fat tissue provides the largest volume of adult stem cells, while bone ...