Umbilical Cord Tissue Injections (Wharton’s Jelly)
While about 30% of the adult American population suffers from some form of chronic pain, and over a million joint replacement surgeries are performed in the United States yearly, umbilical cord injections provide an alternate, minimally invasive treatment option that can eliminate pain and restore function and mobility to damaged and injured joints.
Umbilical cord injections have demonstrated efficacy at alleviating pain and inflammation associated with conditions such as osteoarthritis as well as other types of injury or damage in the joints that produce chronic pain and inflammation. Umbilical cord injections also contain nutrients and growth factors that assist healing, reduce inflammation, and alleviate pain, restoring function and range of movement.
For patients who have tried steroid injections, prescription pain medication, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and even joint replacement surgery without finding relief, umbilical cord blood injections deliver long term pain relief and significant restoration of normal physical functions.
Summit Orthopedic Specialists, serving Sacramento, CA area communities, proudly provide state-of-the-art regenerative therapies such as umbilical cord injections and other innovative treatment options to treat chronic pain.
What are the Benefits of Umbilical Cord Injections?
Regenerative therapies such as umbilical cord injections are minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures that are performed quickly and don’t require downtime. These innovative, natural treatments also have a faster recovery period and are far safer than many other treatment options. For many patients, umbilical cord injections provide a safe and effective alternative to steroid injections and even to surgical intervention.
Umbilical cord injections help the body to heal naturally by stimulating healthy cell growth and triggering regeneration of healthy tissue thanks to the growth factors these injections contain.
Growth factors are naturally occurring proteins normally present in the body that stimulates cells and tissue growth. Umbilical cord injections also contain interleukins with anti-inflammatory properties, that alleviate swelling and inflammation.
What Makes Umbilical Cord Injections Effective at Relieving Pain?
Umbilical cord injections are able to heal damaged tissue naturally and efficiently. The many benefits of umbilical cord injections are supported by means of successful transplantation and coordination of multiple nutrients and components. Umbilical cord blood contains a combination of cytokines, growth factors, and mesenchymal stem cells that provide the proper micro-environment to trigger cellular growth and regeneration of tissue.
Our bodies have the ability to heal themselves by means of beneficial stem cells and other derivatives of umbilical cord blood. Mesenchymal stem cell production decreases in the body as part of the aging process, and this reduction greatly reduces the body’s ability to heal and regenerate tissue efficiently.
Therapies such as umbilical cord injections that provide the injured site with a dose of potent nutrients as well as regenerative growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells have recently come to the forefront of therapeutic practice as highly efficient solutions for chronic pain.
Growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells help to repair damaged tissue through cell division, replenishing and crowding out cells damaged by disease, injury, or the normal wear and tear of age, and they control pain and inflammation in the body thanks to their immune-modulation properties.
Regenerative medicine therapies such as umbilical cord injections include a wide range of natural healing properties that diminish pain and inflammation, improve circulation, and promote soft tissue regeneration and healing. These out-patient treatments are minimally invasive and require no recovery time.
Advantages of Umbilical Cord Tissue (Wharton’s Jelly)
- Less invasive when bone marrow aspiration
- Cryopreserved without DSMO, digestive enzymes, or the use of preservative agents
- The immunologically privileged status of Wharton’s Jelly provides the ability to modulate the immunological responses in the allogeneic settings
- Wharton’s Jelly is processed from donated non-embryonic human tissue from full term, c-section deliveries in accordance with the FDA
- Wharton’s Jelly is processed by using the highest safety measures, which exceed those required by the AATB and FDA
Are Umbilical Cord Injections safe?
Umbilical cord injections are extremely safe and effective. In fact, out of a trial of 100,000 patients treated in Europe, umbilical cord injections and similar regenerative treatments scored a 100% safety record. These treatments have been used successfully over 60,000 times in the United States with an excellent record of effectiveness and no reported adverse side effects.
Umbilical cord blood injections are derived from umbilical cords donated by healthy mothers who give birth to healthy babies. Each donor undergoes a comprehensive screening process, as set forth by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA ) and the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), as well as rigorous testing that surpasses government standards, in order to ensure absolute safety.
Who is a Good Candidate for Umbilical Cord Injections?
You may be a good candidate for umbilical cord injections if you’ve tried other treatment options unsuccessfully, or if you want to avoid steroids, surgery, and downtime. Typically, umbilical cord injections are effective for patients who suffer from the following conditions:
- Arthritis and joint pain
- Sports injuries
- Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries
- Elbow pain and elbow injuries
- Hip pain and hip injuries
- Knee pain and knee injuries
- Ankle pain and ankle injuries
- Muscle tears
- Tendon/ligament/cartilage tears
Umbilical cord injections may also be used to treat a host of other musculoskeletal conditions.
How Long Do Results Last?
Most patients enjoy relief from their pain and inflammation, as well as restored physical function in the treatment area, for anywhere between one and two years after receiving umbilical cord injections.
Consultation for Umbilical Cord Injections in Sacramento, CA.
If you’re curious to know whether umbilical cord injections may be a suitable solution for you, contact Summit Orthopedic Specialists to schedule an appointment at our clinic located in Carmichael, CA.
Our state-of-the-art facility and our team of expert surgeons and physician assistants are standing by to help you begin your journey to pain-free living.