How does amniotic stem cell therapy work and what benefits does stem cell therapy offer?
Stem cell therapy is a regenerative injection technique that infuses a damaged joint with stem cells from amniotic tissues into your body, as well as the other components that make up the amniotic tissue layer: growth factors that stimulate tissue growth, hyaluronic acid (a natural joint lubricant/buffer that improves mobility), and naturally occurring anti-inflammatory agents such as cytokines et. al. This is collectively known as a “placental tissue matrix.” While this matrix has anti-inflammatory properties, much like cortisone and steroid shots, the beneficial effects of stem cell therapy goes well beyond the benefits and capabilities of standard injection therapy. Stem cell injections also have antimicrobial (germ-killing) and anti-fibrotic (i.e. ability to break down scar tissue) properties as well.
Injectable steroids and oral or topical pain medications only provide temporary pain relief and to nothing to address the underlying problem; stem cells restore damaged tissue while providing pain relief. The growth factors in amniotic stem cells may replace damaged cells in your body.