Regenerative medicine is gaining widespread acceptance as a long-term solution for chronic issues with pain, and stem cell therapy is leading the charge. As an interventional pain specialist, Mathew Lefkowitz, MD, understands the benefits of stem cell therapy in helping his patients in Brooklyn Heights, New York, overcome debilitating orthopedic problems. To learn how stem cell therapy can help you, call to request an appointment.
Medical researchers have long held a fascination with stem cells and their potential role in healing. The reason for this is that stem cells play a very special role in your body. Most of the cells in your body are oriented toward a single task. For example, your liver cells take care of your liver and your skin cells only concern themselves with your skin.
Stem cells are what are known as undifferentiated cells, meaning they’re not designed for any single purpose. Rather, they have the amazing ability to become whatever cell is needed and multiply indefinitely as that cell.
Stem cells play a crucial role in fetal development, literally helping form a human, which is where they are the most potent and numerous. As adults, you still have stem cells in your body, which can be found in your tissue, but the cells are weaker and less numerous than during your fetal development.
The brass ring of regenerative medicine has been to figure out how to tap these incredible cells in order to help repair and regenerate your tissue later in life. While there are many sources of stem cells, Dr. Lefkowitz uses Wharton’s Jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells, which are found in the umbilical cord. Wharton’s Jelly contains a rich amount of hyaluronic acid and growth factors; in fact, there are up to 50 times more growth factors in Wharton’s Jelly than are found in amniotic tissue.
Using these potent stem cells, Dr. Lefkowitz is able to bring in the resources necessary to repair your damaged tissue. Not only do the robust mesenchymal stem cells help rebuild and repair your tissue, they contain anti-inflammatory cytokines, which reduce the inflammation that’s causing you pain and limiting your movements.
Dr. Lefkowitz uses Wharton’s Jelly-derived mesenchymal stem cells to treat:
Dr. Lefkowitz turns to stem cell therapy whenever your tissue needs a regenerative boost in order to provide you with long-term relief from your pain and discomfort.
To find out whether you may benefit from stem cell therapy, call Mathew Lefkowitz, MD, or fill out the online form to request a consultation.