Umbilical Cord/Wharton’s Jelly

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are special cells in our body that can replicate and differentiate – meaning they can transform into any type of cell found in your body including but not limited to ligament, tendon, cartilage or muscle tissues. They seek out areas of injury, disease and degeneration and regenerate new, healthy cells, therefore accelerating the natural healing process. Stem cells have been especially effective in healing degenerative joint conditions.

Umbilical Stem Cells

The umbilical cord contains stem cells that are found in the umbilicus of healthy, born babies. The cells are harvested, replicated and stored then released to patients as needed. Since these cells are undifferentiated there is no risk for human cell to cell interaction. These products are monitored by the FDA and only sold to healthcare practitioners. They contain thousands of Cytokines and Growth Factors to help regenerate damaged tissues. Umbilical stem cells are safe, however, there is a good chance that after 3-6 months of regeneration your body will recognize the cells as foreign and eventually discard the cells from your body.

Who is a candidate?

Umbilical stem cells are safe for anyone at any age to receive. However, they are usually a recommended therapy for the following:

  • Advanced age over 80
  • Patients unable to use their own stored stem cells
  • Patients wanting to boost their own harvested stem cells during an injection
  • Follow up or recurrent stem cell injections where a patient has no banked cells of their own

What do umbilical cord stem cells treat?

–  Back Pain –  Neck Pain –  Joint pain
–  Shoulder pain –  Knee pain –  Hip pain
–  Foot pain –  Hand pain –  Ankle pain
–  Neuropathy –  Elbow pain –  Arthritis

What to expect during the procedure

After consulting with a regenerative specialist and finding that umbilical derived stem cells are right for you, an hour-long procedure will be scheduled. You will be asked to aggravate the joint in question 1-2 days prior to the procedure. This will turn the beacon on for the stem cells to be attracted to since they are attracted to inflammation. The cells will be removed from liquid nitrogen and thawed. Next, they will be deployed into the degenerated joint and may be added to an intravenous solution for systemic therapy. There will be some discomfort during the cell deployment that lasts for seconds and subsides immediately.

 

 

 

Under the guidance, control direction and performance of Dr. Eileen Newton, DNP, APRN. BPI performs one or more stem cell therapies that have not yet been approved by the FDA.  You are encouraged to consult with your primary care provider prior to undergoing a stem cell therapy.

Statement in compliance with Washington State RCW 18.130.180 February 12, 2018