Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Here at the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI), stem cell innovations that are soundly grounded in medical science and research are the bedrock beneath our dedication to exceptional patient care. In order to achieve optimal healing, the right approach and method of stem cell harvest must be as individual as the patient receiving the therapy.

When necessary, NSI can offer therapies using bone marrow stem cells in addition to its other groundbreaking procedures. For patients who, for one reason or another, are not candidates for adipose-derived stem cell therapy, bone marrow stem cell therapy provides a useful alternative. Unlike the painful methods of conventional bone marrow harvesting, NSI’s advanced technique for harvesting bone marrow stem cells is virtually painless and is done on an outpatient basis. NSI exclusively uses the patient’s own stem cells, eliminating the traditional risk of donor tissue rejection.

The goal of stem cell therapy is to send an abundance of potent, healing stem cells to tissues and organs that have been damaged or have become dysfunctional due to illness or injury.

Generally speaking, the best source of stem cells is adipose fat, partly because of the sheer number of stem cells it holds. However, in the minority of cases where using them is not appropriate, bone marrow stem cells are a viable option. For example, certain degenerative diseases may benefit more from bone marrow stem cells It is crucial to know when and how to use adipose fat cells or bone marrow stem cells in patient therapy.

Because NSI is a full-service regenerative medicine clinic, the physicians and medical staff can take full advantage of both stem cell sources and apply the appropriate type of stem cell therapy to the patient’s precise condition and unique symptoms.

How Bone Marrow Stem Cells Work

Bone marrow has long been recognized as an alternative source of potent stem cells for those infrequent instances when using adipose cells is not appropriate. NSI’s advanced harvesting technique isolates the highest possible stem cell count while also retaining platelets that significantly aid stem cell stimulation. Our procedures also retain growth factors that help boost healing.

In cases when an alternative to adipose-derived stem cells is needed, bone marrow stem cells are used in a wide variety of therapies designed to repair damage to bones, cartilage, and tissues caused by disease or physical injuries. Our therapies are fully FDA guidelines-compliant, using stem cells that are exclusively harvested from the patient. Every step of every stem cell bone marrow therapy is conducted in-house right in the clinic. This reduces risks of contamination to literally nothing. Since the stem cells are the patient’s own, the risk of rejection is effectively eliminated.

Therapeutic uses of stem cell bone marrow therapy include:

  • Accelerating the healing process of injuries and wounds
  • Reducing both chronic and acute pain in joints
  • Helping to reduce dependency on pain medication
  • Increasing joint function and flexibility
  • Improving range of motion
  • Reducing muscle compensation patterns (these patterns may occur when a muscle can’t correctly move a joint through a range of motion)
  • Reducing risk of future injury to the affected area
  • Decreasing nerve damage
  • Increasing collagen production
  • Speedier return to regular activity levels
  • Relief of chronic and acute symptoms of diseases or disorders
  • Increased healing of spinal cord injury and spinal conditions like spinal stenosis

How NSI Harvests Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Many people believe the only harvesting technique for bone marrow stem cells is the conventional method of bone marrow biopsy, which can be a quite extensive and painful process. NSI relies instead on an advanced harvesting procedure is known as bone marrow aspiration. The procedure is minimally invasive and, for the majority of patients, virtually painless. It is done on an outpatient basis and is complete in 40 minutes or less.

Bone marrow aspiration is a groundbreaking technique that requires only local anesthesia. A thin needle withdraws marrow blood, which is the source of the stem cells. This procedure is so quick and comfortable that the majority of our patients say they are pleasantly surprised and would have no qualms in having it done again.

NSI’s harvesting procedure allows for the tailoring of specific cellular formulations for individual patients.

The marrow blood is then put through a process known as centrifugation. The centrifuge machine spins so fast that the blood separates into individual components. Through this process, the stem cells become a potent concentrate. This powerful stem cell therapy concentrate is administered as an injection straight to the injured or diseased region of the body.

What “Differentiation” Means in Stem Cell Therapy

When you choose stem cell therapy, a medical term you’ll hear often is “differentiation.” Like adipose stem cells, bone marrow stem cells are a type of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs). MSCs are multipotent, which means that they can “shapeshift” –or differentiate- into a wide array of cell types. The types of cells that blood marrow stem cells can become include:

  • Bone
  • Cartilage
  • Muscle
  • Brain
  • Nerve

In addition, again, like fat-derived stem cells, bone marrow stem cells have growth factors and anti-inflammatory qualities that help speed healing and reduce inflammation. This all means that stem cells are microscopic packets of potential. They essentially remain in their undifferentiated state until the body signals them to become whatever type of cell is needed to heal injury, fight disease, repair damage, or grow healthy new tissue.

When stem cells are concentrated then released back into the patient, they flow to the area affected by disease or injury where they become the type of cells needed as well as help signal dormant stem cells already in the area to “switch on.” Simultaneously, the growth factors within the stem cells boost the body’s healing responses. Additionally, the bone marrow stem cells’ anti-inflammatory qualities reduce pain.

The Lasting Effects of Stem Cell Therapy

The therapeutic effects of stem cells are long term. Very often, relief is felt within a few minutes after therapy. This is due to the stem cells’ abilities to reproduce swiftly. As the stem cells continue to multiply in the region of disease or injury, healing continues to increase.

The stem cell population will grow until the cells are in physical contact with one another. The contact signals the now-differentiated cells that the disease and damage have reached their full healing potential.

In Summary

For most people seeking stem cell therapy, adipose stem cells are the best choice. But when it is not feasible for some reason, bone marrow stem cells provide an alternative. When necessary, stem cell bone marrow therapy can be used for an ever-growing list of disorders, illnesses, and wound healing.

The procedure of bone marrow aspiration at the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has made harvesting bone marrow stem cells far less painful and time-consuming. Our procedure allows patients to be helped on an outpatient basis within hours and without extensive recovery time or expensive overnight hospital stays. Harvesting stem cells through aspiration dramatically reduces the pain factor that is part of more conventional harvesting techniques.

Which Stem Cell Therapy is Right for You?

Every patient is unique, with the symptoms of any given disease or injury presenting as uniquely as the patient. That’s why a thorough consultation with an experienced physician is the first critical step in determining which type of stem cell therapy is the best choice for each person.

The doctors and medical staff at NSI have years of experience, extensive training, and certification in the use of both bone marrow stem cells and adipose-derived stem cells. When you sit down with an NSI doctor, you can expect the following:

  • You won’t be charged for your first consultation.
  • You will be encouraged to ask as many questions as you may have.
  • You will never be rushed through the appointment.
  • You will never be pressured into a procedure you are unsure of.

Please call the National Stem Cell Institute now at (877) 278-3623 or use the Contact Page to ask questions and set up your free consultation. You have nothing to lose but pain!

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