Stem Cell Therapy

Naples Longevity Clinic

Lee R. Light, M.D.

Board-Certified Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine located in Bonita Springs, FL

Stem cell therapy using amniotic stem cells is one of the most exciting treatments for musculoskeletal problems like sprains and strains because it helps tissues heal and regrow safely. Board-certified internist Lee Light, MD, and his team at Naples Longevity Clinic in Bonita Springs, Florida, specialize in providing stem cell therapy to treat problems like joint pain, tendinitis, and other soft tissue injuries. Call Naples Longevity Clinic to find out more or to request a consultation appointment.

Stem Cell Therapy Q&A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy operates by taking advantage of your body's ability to repair itself. Stem cells are highly adaptable cells that have the potential to change into other kinds of cells. They play an essential role in the body's growth and repair processes.

Because stem cells have so much potential, they’re extremely helpful in healing injuries and tissue degeneration. Stem cells have anti-inflammatory properties like steroids, but stem cell therapy goes far beyond the benefits of standard injectable treatments.

While steroids provide temporary pain relief, stem cells actually restore degenerated tissue in addition to providing pain relief. The growth factors in amniotic stem cells could replace damaged cells in your body and promote healing.

Additionally, stem cell injections contain hyaluronic acid, a natural fluid that lubricates your joints and tendons, easing pain and helping restore mobility.

What are amniotic stem cells?

Amniotic stem cells come from the amniotic membrane and fluid that surrounds a fetus in the womb. Amniotic stem cells are a rich source of proteins, carbohydrates, hyaluronic acid, and human growth factors, critical substances for the growth and development of a baby.

The BioDFactor® Viable Tissue Matrix amniotic cells that Naples Longevity Clinic uses come from live, healthy donors during prescheduled cesarean sections. The tissues are frozen to preserve them until needed.

Amniotic stem cells come from the amniotic sac and not the embryo. No harm comes to a fetus from the extraction of amniotic stem cells, so there are no ethical or moral questions as there might be with embryonic stem cells.

What are the advantages of amniotic stem cells?

Many stem cell therapy providers use other sources of stem cells, often taken from your own bone marrow or fatty tissues. While these can be effective, amniotic stem cell therapy offers advantages because the cells:

  • Come from a highly concentrated source
  • Divide faster
  • Don’t show signs of age
  • Have long-term stability
  • Are from rigorously screened donors

Amniotic stem cell therapy has been in use for 20 years with no adverse effects reported, so it's a safe treatment option.

What can stem cell therapy treat?

The uses of stem cell therapy are expanding all the time as more becomes known about the power of these cells. Naples Longevity Clinic uses stem cell therapy to treat a variety of conditions causing joint, tendon, or ligament pain.

Patients who have conditions like osteoarthritis, Achilles tendinitis, rotator cuff injuries, and sprains and strains can all benefit from stem cell therapy. Many patients benefit from receiving stem cell therapy as an alternative to surgery.

However, if you have severe osteoarthritis, you might not be a good candidate for stem cell therapy.

Find out more about how stem cell therapy can help you by calling Naples Longevity Clinic today.

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