Florida stem cell treatment centers often have patients seeking to avoid knee surgery. Are you one of the millions upon millions of people who have knee pain? Thinking about getting stem cell therapy as an option? Good news, even if you have bone-on-bone causing your knee pain, Regenerative Medicine of North Florida stem cell shots may be your best option because our stem cell injections for patients with knee pain are getting people tremendous positive results.
FACT: Smart people just like you, are looking towards stem cell treatments to help relieve chronic joint pain such as hip pain, knee pains, and back or shoulder pains. It’s really exciting when you look at the incredible medical advancements for a variety of these conditions.
But before we go any further let’s talk about the ‘elephant in the room.’ Where does Regenerative Medicine of North Florida get the stem cells that will be used to treat you?
We want to be very clear. We do NOT use embryonic cells. That’s illegal. Plus that’s not something that we would do.
Keep reading to discover exactly how we get the powerful stem cells we use to help our patients and if you like what you see, then hopefully you’ll be like the large growing number of our patients who are now enjoying the quality of life that they deserve.
Let’s start with another fact.
FACT: Using stem cells from aborted babies is illegal in the USA.
Besides, we would NEVER do that as we stated before.
So let’s start with some easy ways to understand some medical terms. Autologous simply means you have a surgical procedure and they use your own stem cells. This definitely works. It is very expensive, and the number of stem cells that you have, REDUCE by the millions and millions the older you are. Those are only two of the big reasons that we do not use these types of stem cells to get the powerful results that we’ve seen at Regenerative Medicine of North Florida.
Regenerative Medicine of North Florida uses a process known as HUCT, which basically means we use stem cells from the umbilical cord of healthy mothers who donate their umbilical cord. So just like people donate organs to help people have a better quality of life, these healthy mothers who delivered healthy happy babies donate the umbilical cord because they know the umbilical cord has an astonishing amount of stem cells. Specifically, they are referred to as MSC, which stands for mesenchymal stem cells.
Long story short, these are the extremely potent stem cells we use that are responsible for the amazing results associated with stem cell therapy.
Now for a little more technical information for the people who love details.
As a direct result of medical advancements, there are a number of different ways to obtain stem cells, but the one that is very effective and most cost-effective is a mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) obtained from umbilical cords.
In addition to no surgery required and the reduced costs (Many times our stem cell injections are less than half the cost of your other options for stem cell treatment), our Regenerative Medicine of North Florida doctors selected this option because it will allow for a plentiful, and an ethical option to help our patients.
“MSCs afford several advantages for clinical use, such as availability and ease of harvesting; multilineal differentiation potential; potent immunosuppressive effects; safety without any possibility of malignant transformation after infusion of allogeneic cells, which is common in the case of ESCs and iPSCs; and the lack of ethical issues that occur with the application of human ESCs. One of the most promising benefits of MSCs for cell-based therapy is their availability and ease of harvesting.”
FACT: The older someone becomes, the lower the count of stem cells available to be extracted and use. Think of it like this. When you were younger you healed much faster. That’s because of the number of stem cells available to do the natural regenerative repairs. The older you get then you have fewer stem cells of this nature. And when you try to extract the smaller amounts of stem cells it requires a surgical procedure. Most often the surgical process to obtain the autologous stem cells is performed using a very large needle that is plunged deep enough into your hip bone in order to reach your bone marrow, and the marrow is sucked out of your hip for use. Additionally, as stated before, extracting stem cells from the hip, is much more expensive. It is also more painful and the recovery period is significantly longer. This is particularly true when compared to a shot from Regenerative Medicine of North Florida which we have many patients say that the flu shot is more uncomfortable than getting Regenerative Medicine of North Florida therapy.
Regenerative Medicine of North Florida Uses Umbilical Cord Stem Cells. This means you’ll get tremendously powerful stem cells to help reduce your inflammation, pain, as well as other regenerative positive effects.
Let’s be honest. There are a number of different stem cell treatment options available, each with their own marketed benefits, but none of them can 100% guarantee you the results that you’ll be cured, or that your pain will be completely gone. But when you take a look at how stem cells are helping people with cancer it logically makes sense that stem cell therapy is a very powerful option. Specifically, stem cells have been researched in their effectiveness for cancer treatment, and both autologous and allogeneic options have their own benefits to consider.
“Advantage of autologous stem cell transplant is that the patient will be getting his/her own cells back. An advantage of allogeneic stem cell transplant is that the donor stem cells make their own immune cells, which may help destroy any cancer cells that may remain after high-dose treatment.”
Now, let’s be clear that stem cell therapy is not covered by most insurance. And the notion that just because insurance does not cover it means that stem cell therapy is not a good option is frankly just poor thinking.
FACT: Insurance did not cover bone marrow transplants when it first got started, but bone marrow transplants were clearly saving lives. Insurance will always try to pay for the least amount of options that they can while charging the most premium that they can. That’s their business.
So when you’re digging into the details of whether you should get stem cell shots in Ohio, then, there is the cost that is a big consideration. A Regenerative Medicine of North Florida stem cell shot costs just on average of $4,000 per shot. And we have finance options that allow you to make easy monthly payments. This is significantly lower than most other options. Autologous treatment, meanwhile, is $7,000 to $20,000 or more. Yes, that is really expensive and in most cases, it means people have to pay that money before they can get treatment. This means they get a loan or get the treatment financed.
Regenerative Medicine of North Florida has a price structure that gets you top-notch quality care at an affordable price. Yes, people do choose some of our finance options too. But many just pay upfront because Regenerative Medicine of North Florida stem cell shots cost almost half the cost of many of your other options
“American clinics charge approximately $10,000 per treatment. Notably, many patients get more than one of these non-FDA approved treatments and must pay each time of course. Some clinics have reduced prices to the $7,000-$8,000 range. Interestingly, costs for treatments outside of the US are usually far higher than in the US, charging anywhere from $20,000 all the way up to $100,000. These clinics still generally have Americans as clientele.”
If you’re still reading then we’ve covered a lot of information. So let’s talk about the other elephant in the room when it comes to stem cell therapy.
FACT: Stem cell therapy is not FDA approved. These procedures, just like a skin graft, is not FDA approved. The regenerative cells we use come from a tissue bank that is overseen by the American Association of Tissue Banks.
So that lets you know the cells are really highly monitored, and the FDA is getting really more involved in this, that is they’re going to the manufacturers. They’re going to the places that take the cells from the umbilical cord, manufacture them and send them to our offices to use. They’re really monitoring that process. So the FDA is really standardizing that, making sure all the safety qualifications are up where they need to be.
And that’s why we’ve vetted labs to make sure that we use the best labs. The ones that are actually working with the FDA to make sure that they have the highest manufacturing standards possible, so you get the best cells. And that it’s the safest cell that you can get as well.
Just to be clear again, the American Association of Tissue Banks, or the AATB, set up guidelines for these labs that they need to follow. If they don’t have these safe rooms and clean rooms and different things that are necessary to do, they’d never be able to do this. It’s just like any other tissue donation process.
So think about someone who donates a kidney or a liver, those types of things. It’s going to go through a lot of screening. That person, first of all, their history. They’re gonna screen the tissue itself. They’re gonna make sure there are no diseases, to make sure it’s pure so they can use it.
Where the FDA’s focus is right now, it’s actually called the FDA INTERACT program to help and make sure they standardize the manufacturing process so that you do get the best cells, the safest and most effective cells available on the market.
For most of our clients cost is more important than the FDA approval because smart people realize that the FDA approves drugs every year that end up having side effects, including death, and in many cases, after they approve a drug, they will then, (after the drug companies make massive profits,) then essentially say: “OOPS, let’s take that one off the market”.
So, when you really think about it, the FDA does not always get things right. Just look up Celebrex’s FDA history.
Are we saying the FDA is bad? NO. The FDA serves a vital part in public health.
Yet, to think that the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies who DO NOT WANT YOU TAKING NATURAL, non-drug options, in the place of their multi-billion dollar pills, MAY have the ability to lobby the decision-makers to impact whether the FDA says ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ to a treatment, then you must still be living under a rock somewhere and you’d be a good candidate to buy some swampland in Florida.
Enough said there.
Let’s wrap this up.
Anyone looking to have stem cell treatment should consider the pros and cons of all the different options. Our Regenerative Medicine of North Florida team believes that the closer you look at us vs your other options then the better we will look to you. That being said, Regenerative Medicine of North Florida.com (HUCT) stem cell therapy is quickly becoming the most popular option and for good reason.
Listen to what the National Institute for Health (a government website) has to say in one of their medical publications:
“Human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) is being increasingly used as an alternative source of stem cells for cell-based therapy for malignant and nonmalignant diseases. HUCB is preferred to bone marrow because of its easy availability, low potential for graft-versus-host disease and tumorigenicity as well as infectious complications. Furthermore, no immunosuppression is required.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20528762
To date, various studies have shown the effectiveness of this type of treatment, and we have real people who have real results who you can talk to when you come to one of our Free Seminars.