Advantages of Wharton’s Jelly-Derived Stem Cells

February 25, 2020

Stem cell joint therapy has become more popular in recent years as more practices embrace the technique. Stem cells have the ability to help regenerative tissue and cartilage, making these injections a safe way to stop degenerative joint diseases and help patients live a pain-free lifestyle.

Wharton’s jelly-derived stem cells are a specific subset of stem cells; they come from the umbilical cord. At Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology/ Feel Amazing Institute we use Wharton’s jelly-derived allografts containing stem cells and growth factors in Naples, FL as a part of our stem cell joint therapy treatments.

Stem cell joint therapy

If you have a degenerative disease, you know that there’s no stopping the onslaught—in fact, degeneration accelerates. For example, if your cartilage is degenerating, you might lose 4 to 6 percent of your cartilage each year until your joint is eventually grinding bone-on-bone. This can happen in a span of 15 to 25 years, unless specific action is taken to regenerate cartilage.

Stem cells are extracted from various parts of the human body, and then injected directly into the joint. Scientists believe that this reduces the inflammation associated with arthritis, releasing cytokines to slow degeneration and reduce pain and creating new cartilage cells.

To date, this is the one of the only ways to slow or stop degenerative joint pain and cartilage loss.

Specific advantages of Wharton’s jelly-derived stem cells

Researchers are now learning more about the different types of stem cells and how they can best be utilized in different therapies. Wharton’s jelly-derived stem cells in Naples, FL are harvested from the umbilical cord, as opposed to other mesenchymal cells, which come from bone marrow.

Wharton’s cells are far easier to isolate. It’s also far less invasive to harvest stem cells from the umbilical cord than from bone marrow, considering the umbilical cord is no longer attached to a human after the birth process.

Another advantage of Wharton’s cells is that they have a greater number of genes related to the immune system functions and cell adhesion and proliferation. These three functions are crucial to the stem cell regeneration process, so it’s beneficial when they’re present in larger amounts.

Finally, Wharton’s cells may have additional uses beyond joint regeneration. They might be able to help combat central nervous system diseases, such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis.

While further study is needed, scientists are hopeful that isolating stem cells from umbilical cords will continue to provide ample opportunity for healing and tissue regeneration. As research progresses, their goal is to find out which stem cells are most appropriate for various therapies.

Learn more about Wharton’s jelly-derived stem cells in Naples, FL

If you’re interested in learning more about Wharton’s jelly-derived stem cells and how they can help with joint regeneration, call Hiler Chiropractic & Neurology/ Feel Amazing Institute. Our practice uses allograft stem cell injections to reduce the pain associated with joint degeneration and loss of function. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our practice. We look forward to scheduling your initial consultation, so you can start the process of living a pain-free life.

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