What Conditions Can Stem Cell Therapy Treat?

The Ontario Stem Cell Treatment Centre was established to address the growing need for alternative treatment options to potentially reduce the painful and/or debilitating symptoms that accompany certain diseases and conditions. Stem cell treatment therapy has been shown to be effective in treating certain patients with conditions that have been unresponsive to traditional therapies.

Stem cells are believed to be the body’s repair cells. Although the mechanism is not fully understood, it is felt that the reparative power of stem cells may be attributable to the fact that they proliferate and differentiate into other cells and tissues when they receive signals from damaged tissue; it is also thought that they are responsible for decreasing the body’s inflammatory response. Their perceived ability to repair joints, improve problematic symptoms or slow the progression of some diseases and disorders could be due to one or both of these mechanisms.

A minimally invasive, comfortable method of obtaining stem cells from a patient’s own fat, which is very rich in stem cells, has made it possible to shorten the treatment program and significantly increase the number of stem cells made available  during treatment.

The Ontario Stem Cell Treatment Centre uses a closed system that isolates stem cells in a purified form that can be deployed both directly into a joint or tissue and intravenously, which greatly increases the number of stem cells travelling through the patient’s body to target inflammation, pain and injury.

Non Orthopaedic Conditions

Stem cell therapy has, in some cases, been shown to provide improvement in several conditions and diseases within Urology, Gynaecology, Cardiac, Respirology, Neurology and Immunology fields of medicine. Current understanding of the specific mechanism of repair in these situations varies by condition and treatment outcomes cannot be guaranteed. Please explore our treatment pages for more information on these treatment protocols.

Orthopaedic Conditions

Stem cell therapy has been noted to be particularly effective at repairing cartilage in degenerated joints and is an exciting alternative to invasive surgery or short-term treatments such as steroid injections.

Not all cases or patients respond to stem cell therapy and outcomes will vary from patient to patient. Each patient must be assessed individually to determine the potential for optimal results from this stem cell therapy.

1. Shoulder

For those individuals coping with chronic shoulder pain and injury, surgery is not the only option for treatment available to them. Arthritis of the shoulder joints, rotator cuff injuries and other sources of chronic shoulder pain have been shown to be responsive to stem cell therapy.

2. Hand

Wrist and hand pain is a common condition because of the activities and repetitive motions we all engage in every day. Stem cell therapy has been noted to be particularly effective at repairing cartilage in these degenerated joints.

3. Back

Many individuals suffering with bulging or herniated discs respond well to stem cell therapy. Successful stem cell therapy has the ability to regenerate and repair the disc and promote long term spine health.

4. Hip

If you suffer from chronic hip pain due to arthritis, or injury, and traditional orthopedic care hasn’t provided relief, non-surgical stem cell injections can offer an alternative solution through repair and regeneration of damaged joint tissue.

5. Knee

Arthritis of the knee is a degenerative joint disease that affects millions of people each year. Although there are several alternatives to knee surgery, such as injection of cartilage substitutes or steroids, these treatments are usually not a viable long term option.

6. Ankle

Ankle injuries are extremely common among athletes in particular. Avoiding surgery is imperative to performing at the same level of ability prior to the injury. While certain types of ankle problems may not be amenable to cell therapy, there are various cases where the issue can be successfully resolved with stem cell therapy

The Science Behind Stem Cells

Stem cell injections are a regenerative cell-based therapy used to treat inflammatory conditions such as joint pain.

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How Do Stem Cells “Heal”?

Stem cells remain dormant if there is no tissue damage or injury present in the body.  Once “activated” by the body’s signalling system, stem cells will home in on any area within the body exhibiting tissue injury, inflammation, degeneration or cell death.

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