Amniotic Stem Cell Fluid Joint Injections
Our Naturopathic Medical Doctor performs amniotic stem cell fluid joint injections. Amniotic fluid is highly concentrated in stem cells, proteins, cytokines and other important compounds, which are some of the most fundamental cells in our bodies. Studies have shown this fluid to be naturally regenerative and can reduce inflammation and scars.
Amniotic fluid is the fluid surrounding a fetus in pregnancy. During most pregnancies, this fluid is thrown away after birth. Now, however, consenting mothers of cesarian section babies can donate this fluid because of it’s amazing regenerative process. It is important to note, these cells come from the amniotic sac and are not part of the embryo. Stem cell fluid joint injections are typically done every 4 weeks and typically require 3-6 sessions to stimulate growth factors and the natural healing process.
Stem Cell Fluid Joint Injections vs. Prolotherapy or PRP
Amniotic stem cell fluid injections are more effective than Prolotherapy or PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) joint injections. However, they are more expensive than Prolotherapy or PRP due to the process of harvesting and collecting the amniotic stem cell fluid. If finances are an issue, Prolotherapy and PRP injections still yield great results at a lower cost.
Stem Cell Fluid Joint Injections vs. Cortisone Injections
The difference between stem cell fluid joint injections and cortisone injections is that cortisone is designed to stop inflammation (which it does well), but it doesn’t get to the root of the problem and so pain and inflammation often return. Not only do they return, but you can only have so many cortisone injections before it starts to cause damage to the joint. Stem cell fluid joint injections get to the root of the problem, healing the joint to create lasting pain relief.