Regenerative Cell Therapy Franklin TN
Dr. Gil Center for Back, Neck, and Chronic Pain Relief
Your pain is unique—that’s why you need treatment that’s tailored specifically for you. Why spend unnecessary time and money on treatments that only hide the symptoms ? At Dr. Gil Center for Back, Neck, and Chronic Pain Relief, we offer regenerative medicine in the form of regenerative Mesenchymal stem cell¹ therapy in Franklin, Tennessee for your knee pain and other painful joint conditions.
Mesenchymal Stem cell/regenerative therapy can help treat degenerative knee conditions and essentially provides new cells to old and damaged tissue. This can help regenerate healthy cells and help provide relief and repair. We use this form of therapy for patients who have meniscus tears, arthritis, chronic knee pain, ligament and tendon injuries.
Many people think regenerative cell therapy is a brand new concept, but the fact is, the first stem cell transplant was performed in 1968 at the University of Minnesota². In the mid 1980s stem cells were discovered in human adipose tissue and later in all body tissue. The idea of using umbilical cord tissue to provide the regenerative cells has been around for over 10 years³. The benefit of Mesenchymal umbilical stem cells is young healthy cells and growth factors in huge numbers4 that are ready to become new healthy tissue and regenerate your body’s damaged cells.
How Does Regenerative Cell Therapy Work?
Regenerative cell therapy5 is a procedure that involves injecting Mesenchymal stem cells along with growth factors and cytokines into the affected area in your body, typically joints affected by arthritis or cartilage damage such as the knees. These cells are harvested from the protective lining of the umbilical cord know as the Whartons Jelly. This procedure is performed under strict supervision and guidelines. Fetal tissue is never used or considered in our regenerative cell treatment, nor is it legal in the U.S.
The donors for this tissue undergo extensive medical screening and provide a detailed medical history in order to ensure this practice is safe. All donated tissue is screened by the American Association of Tissue Banks6 and all procedures are held to the highest standards.
When cartilage is damaged in the joint due to arthritis or an injury, pain is often the result. This pain doesn’t go away and instead needs to be treated. Many doctors will suggest medications or surgery, but in our experience these treatment options rarely alleviate all the pain and we’ve seen some cases where it can create additional side effects from the medications used.
Mesenchymal stem cells offer a path forward without surgery. Unlike knee surgery, regenerative stem cells actually simulate new growth and repair connective tissue. It can improve the body’s natural ability to heal itself without the side effects. There is no rejection7 to umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells, since this tissue is immuno privileged, meaning there are no antibodies to cause rejection. We have personally seen excellent results in those with knee pain conditions and shoulder problems as well as other joint conditions.
A Long-Term Solution with Lasting Results
The great thing about Mesenchymal stem cell treatment is that your body continues to heal and benefit from the cells and growth factors long after treatment is done. In fact, typically only one cellular injection is needed for the joint to continue to improve and heal. This provides patients with a long-term solution with lasting results! Patients often start feeling better within 1-2 weeks following the procedure.
What Patients Can Expect
Dr. Gil Center for Back, Neck, and Chronic Pain Relief gives each patient the specialized treatment and attention they deserve. Our office tailors your treatment specifically for you, not the other way around. We provide you with pre and post procedure instructions specific for your condition. A knee brace is often recommended for the first few weeks, but little if any downtime at all is necessary. The main precaution the first 2 weeks is to avoid deep knee bends, running, jumping, or excessive stair climbing.
As a part of our patient care and unique treatment for each person, we take the time to discuss all your options with you, including options outside our office. If you’re facing a serious surgery, like a total knee replacement or similar, and want to consider other options, we can often help. We perform a thorough evaluation that includes your medical history and a physical exam in addition to x-rays. You’ll then discuss your options thoroughly with Dr. Gil, and our medical staff who will answer all your questions and provide information about this treatment.
The Difference with Dr. Gil and the Medical Staff at the Dr. Gil Center for Back, Neck, and Chronic Pain Relief
Treating and managing your pain isn’t easy, and finding a doctor who understands your chronic pain and can help can be even harder. Dr. Gil Center for Back, Neck, and Chronic Pain Relief makes this choice easy. We’ve been in business for over 28 years and have a professionally trained, highly skilled, chiropractic and medical staff to accommodate you. We offer options besides medication and surgery to help you find alternatives to an impending knee surgery.
A few years ago, Dr Gil decided to provide regenerative procedures and Mesenchymal stem cell therapy in Franklin TN to help patients manage their knee pain with less invasive options. He brought into his office a group of highly skilled medical practitioners to administer the regenerative medicine procedures and provide the best care possible. All of our medical procedures are performed by our highly trained and credentialed medical staff under direction of our oversight physician.
Let us help specialize a treatment plan for you. Your body isn’t the same as anyone else’s—why would your treatment be?
Call now for a free consultation to determine if your a good candidate for regenerative cell therapy. (615) 794-0800.
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2 “Blood and Marrow Transplant.” Historical Milestones in Blood and Marrow Transplantation | MHealth.org, https://www.mhealth.org/care/treatments/blood-and-marrow-transplant-adult/historical-milestones.
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4 “Stem Cell Basics.” National Institutes of Health, https://stemcells.nih.gov/sites/default/files/SCprimer2009.pdf.
5 Team, Joint. “Stem Cell Injections: Emerging Option for Joint Pain Relief?” Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic, Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic, 30 Jan. 2019, https://health.clevelandclinic.org/stem-cell-injections-emerging-option-for-joint-pain-relief-2/.
6 “Home: The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB).” Home | The American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), 20 Nov. 2019, https://www.aatb.org/.
7 Coulson-Thomas, Vivien Jane, et al. “Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells Suppress Host Rejection: the Role of the Glycocalyx.” The Journal of Biological Chemistry, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 22 Aug. 2014, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4156039/.