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Stem Cell Therapy Has “Paraplegic” Moving Again

7 November 2019

Here is a truly inspiring story that we simply must share with you. Listen to Amanda explain how the stem cell therapy that she receives here at our Dickinson Bay Colony Chiropractic care clinic has empowered her to shed the title “paraplegic”. Stem cell therapy has returned quality of life to Amanda and transitioned her from despair to a “sky’s the limit” attitude. Amanda, we celebrate your systematic march forward in improved health.

I was really a mess - many broken bones, brain trauma, just really did not expect to live but Memorial Herman was close by and they were fabulous, and they saved my life.

The fact that I did, in the accident, that I did break a couple of vertebrae and crush another is the reason that I was labeled a paraplegic. And I was told point-black, “You’ll never walk again.” So then it was left to me to try, and I tried - PT, OT, swimming, acupuncture, I did body talk, all types of modalities, anything I could try.

My husband is probably one of the few people who actually still reads a newspaper. And he said, “Look at this, there’s a seminar on stem cell therapy in League City. Are you interested?” and I said, “Oh yes! Let’s go.” And I was really, really anxious to try it because it was available, it was convenient, I thought the price was very reasonable.

I got it and then I went on about my life. I happened to go out of town actually for that weekend, and I was at a friend’s and she wanted to clean out her closet and I said, “I’ll help you clean your closet.” And without thinking, I moved all of her jeans from 1 high rack to another high rack, 64 pairs of jeans, I might add just so you know. By the time I did that, I looked, I thought, “Oh my God! I did that, I did that with my arm, with my shoulder.” And it doesn’t hurt, I wasn’t even able to raise my arm that far, much less not have it hurt. I mean I couldn’t sleep on it, I couldn’t wave with it, I could only move it maybe this high. And even the therapies that I had done, they were very short lasting.

So I was pretty stoked, I thought that was just pretty remarkable. And then there were other things, my hair, my skin, my nails, all felt better. I had much less inflammation on my body, I can take my wedding ring off, which I’ve not been able to do. One of my feet is a drop foot so I wore a brace, and I’ve always had a pathway to my big toe that I could just move it, I mean you could hardly see it but I could move it. But now I can move all the rest of my toes, enough that you could actually see it. So that pathway is working and getting better. That wasn’t one of my goals but I’ll certainly take it.

Do it. Go for it. Try it. There are no downsides to it, and I just feel that you have to be mentally open to it. But your body’s going to take care of the rest of it, and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Call Bay Colony Chiropractic (serving Dickinson and League City) today!


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How can stem cell therapy help with chronic neck conditions?

21 June 2019

Bay Colony Chiropractic - Stem Cell Therapy Treats Chronic Neck Conditions

Greetings once again from your friends at Bay Colony Chiropractic serving all of Galveston County, Texas and the surrounding area. We produce podcasts and blogs as a public service to educate the general public about how and why Americans increasingly include chiropractic care in their pain management plan.  Today's blog post addresses how stem cell therapy can be beneficial to those with acute and chronic neck issues.    

We invite you to listen and read along with Dr. Sanders as today she discusses stem cell therapy can help those with neck pain.  


 

Narrator: Welcome to the “Regenerative Wellness Podcast with Dr. Sanders”.  I’m Darren Kincaid along with Dr. Donna Sanders from Bay Colony Chiropractic here in Dickinson, Texas.  Dr. Sanders has been practicing chiropractic care for over 30 years staying on the forefront of the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care techniques available today. This podcast is dedicated to educating the people of Galveston County and the surrounding area on how to live younger, stronger, and better lives. The topic of today’s podcast is: "How can stem cell therapy help with acute and chronic neck issues"?   

Well all right, Dr. Sanders, so far in this pod cast series we’ve talked about the amazing benefits of stem cell therapy and how it can help both acute and chronic conditions of the knee, shoulder, and back. Today I thought we’d talk about neck problems. How have you used stem cell therapy to help with acute and chronic neck problems and what kinds of problems have you helped treat?

Dr. Sanders: Well we use the stem cells by injecting them into the effected area of the neck.  We’ve helped cases that range from fresh herniated discs to 30-year old chronic degenerative discs and bone spurs. Specifically, we’re not treating those conditions, rather, we’re offering the body the opportunity to heal itself. So by injecting stem cells into the area we decrease inflammation. They release molecules when they get to the inflamed degenerative cells. They then start to regenerate cells and repair the damage.

We had a lady that had a really bad herniated disc in her neck and it was causing severe pain. She had tingling down one of her arms.  She couldn’t move her head to the side. She was getting really bad headaches from all the spasms in her neck.  When we injected the stem cells in there she was immediately relieved of a lot of the pain because of the anti-inflammation effect of the stem cells. Then over the course of the next few weeks she was able to move her neck farther and farther. She regained full range of motion. She got rid of the pain and tingling.  It was pretty amazing to watch.

Narrator: Wow, so also things like whiplash that you can help when you’re talking about acute neck problems?

Dr. Sanders: Yes, absolutely. So in the case of whiplash, it’s just a fancy word for sprained muscles of the spine. The muscles when they get sprained, any muscle has a tearing effect of the fibers of the muscle.  If you leave the muscles torn they build scar tissue. The sooner that you put the stem cells into your tissues, the body starts to repair that tissue and it minimizes that scar tissue. It really is starting to revolutionize in helping with whiplash because the majority of the calls that I have in my office as a chiropractor are caused by scar tissue. Stem cells are changing the game here.

Narrator: Wow, incredible.  So anyone who has ever woke up with a sore neck from sleeping poorly, to me, that’s just awful pain.  I can image that if you had chronic pain from some old injury that can ruin your life if you had to live with that every single day. So can stem cell therapy actually help with a chronic pain issue?

Dr. Sanders: Yes. The majority of my practice deals with chronic degenerative illness of the spine. The majority of us don’t even know something is wrong until it is too late. We x-ray patients and their discs are flattened out. They have bone spurs pushing on the spinal cord. The stem cells are actually helping to create new disc space between the bones and nerves. We’re re-growing that soft tissue between the bone and nerve which is a game changer when you think about it. If the bones are pushing closer towards each other it closes up the hole where the nerve comes through. If we can increase that cushion (called a disc) by re-growing it then you have more power going through that nerve and less discomfort and pain.     

Narrator: Wow, that’s incredible. Anything that you can do to avoid surgery because we’ve all seen people with scars on the front of their neck to go in and help the spinal cord behind the neck. So that’s obviously very invasive so whatever you can do to avoid something like that, obviously is something we want to do. Right?

Dr. Sanders: Absolutely. Even some of my good friends who are neurosurgeons say that we don’t want to cut on the spine unless we absolutely have to.  And thank God their coming up with less invasive surgeries because the less that you traumatize the body the more that you are going to regenerate. On top of that, there starting to use more stem cell injections within those surgeries as well. They’re looking to regenerate tissue after the surgery as well.  

Narrator: That’s amazing, Dr. Sanders. For people with chronic pain, it is wonderful to hear that there are ways to help it without drugs or surgery. If you have a chronic physical condition and are ready to live a more pain-free life, or, if you would like more information on the power of regenerative wellness, please visit baycolonychiros.com/ or call Dr. Sanders at (281) 337-3337. Improving your life just may be a phone call away!


Can Stem Cell Therapy help with Acute and Chronic Elbow Pain?

1 June 2019

Greetings once again from your friends at Bay Colony Chiropractic serving all of Galveston County, Texas and the surrounding

Bay Colony Chiropractic - Stem Cell Therapy for Elbow Pain

area.  We produce podcasts and blogs as a public service to educate the general public about how and why Americans increasingly include chiropractic care in their pain management plan.  From our previous podcasts, we know that stem cell therapy can be beneficial to those with bad knees, shoulders, back, and neck. In this episode, we discuss how stem cell therapy can help with chronic elbow problems, like repetitive use issues. We also cover how stem cell therapy can be used to help acute injuries like a hyper-extended elbow.

We invite you to listen and read along with Dr. Sanders as today she discusses how stem cell therapy can help those with elbow pain.  

 

Narrator:   Welcome to the “Regenerative Wellness Podcast with Dr. Sanders”.  I’m Darren Kincaid along with Dr. Donna Sanders from Bay Colony Chiropractic here in Dickinson, Texas.  Dr. Sanders has been practicing chiropractic care for over 30 years staying on the forefront of the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care techniques available today. This podcast is dedicated to educating the people of Galveston County and the surrounding area on how to live younger, stronger, and better lives. The topic of today’s podcast is: “Can Stem Cell Therapy Help With Acute and Chronic Elbow Pain”?  

Well alright, Dr. Sanders from your previous podcasts we know that stem cells can help with bad knees, shoulders, backs, necks, and so on. I’m curious about elbows. Can stem cells help with my chronic tennis elbow problem?  

Dr. Sanders: Yes, good question.  We’ve definitely seen a lot of patients with elbow and arm issues resolved with stem cell therapy. But like I’ve said in previous pod casts we don’t use stem cells to say we’re curing anything. We’re not treating anything specific. We’re helping with inflammation and degeneration. In the case of chronic elbow problems like tendinitis, you’ve got a lot of inflammation and degeneration of the bone, joint, cartilage.  When we inject stem cells into the area, they are going to be attracted to the inflammation and create regeneration. This takes down the inflammation and we generate health cells. We are seeing amazing response from our patients who have elbow issues.      

Narrator: So that’s kind of a repetitive injury, repetitive stress. I think mine was caused by doing excessive push ups, but for people with carpal tunnel syndrome, stem cells can be used for them as well? 

Dr. Sanders: Yes. Repetitive action trauma is caused by something you do repeatedly all day long. Things such as using the cell phone, tablets, or computers. We’re repeatedly using those muscles all day in one way. That creates inflammation. In the case of carpal tunnel, the inflammation is in the tissue in the wrist. It swells up and causes pressure on the nerves of the hand and restricting blood flow. With the tennis elbow, that is often caused by repetitive action.   

The stem cells will be attracted to anything that is inflamed and will create regeneration so the inflammation will calm down and relieve pressure on the nerve. It puts life back into that body part. So we’re seeing tremendous results. Also, we’re putting those muscles back into balance.    

Narrator: Well, very cool! That recovers the repetitive use issues, but what about injuries from say sports or automobile accidents? Can it be used for that as well?  

Dr. Sanders: Absolutely. We had a really bad case recently where she took a super-bad fall. She landed on her arm out extended and jammed her elbow. The whole thing just swelled up. She had been using ice, medication, and physical therapy and was getting absolutely no relief. She found out about our stem cell therapy and decided to give it a try. We injected the stem cells in there. Of course, I’ve mentioned before about how they release molecules that are anti-inflammatory. When she started regenerating the tissue, she regained full use of that elbow, wrist, and shoulder…everything that was involved in that injury.   

Narrator:  Well that’s so amazing, Dr. Sanders. I know that you can’t say it’s a cure, but it sure seems like a cure to me.  

Dr. Sanders: Believe me, it’s hard for me not to describe it as a cure also.   

Narrator: If you have a chronic physical condition and are ready to live a more pain-free life, or, if you would like more information on the power of regenerative wellness, please visit baycolonychiros.com/ or call Dr. Sanders at (281) 337-3337. Improving your life just may be a phone call away!


I Have a herniated disk and don't want surgery. Can Stem Cell Therapy help?

31 May 2019

Bay Colony Chiropractic - Stem Cell Therapy for Herniated Disk

Greetings once again from your friends at Bay Colony Chiropractic serving all of Galveston County, Texas and the surrounding area.  We produce podcasts and blogs as a public service to educate the general public about how and why Americans increasingly include chiropractic care in their pain management plan.  Today’s blog post addresses how stem cell therapy may be your non-surgical solution to rotator cuff injuries.   

We invite you to listen and read along with Dr. Sanders as today she discusses stem cell therapy can help those with torn rotator cuffs.  

                                                        

Narrator:   Welcome to the “Regenerative Wellness Podcast with Dr. Sanders”.  I’m Darren Kincaid along with Dr. Donna Sanders from Bay Colony Chiropractic here in Dickinson, Texas.  Dr. Sanders has been practicing chiropractic care for over 30 years staying on the forefront of the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care techniques available today. This podcast is dedicated to educating the people of Galveston County and the surrounding area on how to live younger, stronger, and better lives. The topic of today’s podcast is: “I have a herniated disc but don’t want surgery. Can Stem Cell Therapy Help”?  

Well OK Dr. Sanders, we are back in talking about the amazing results that you are getting with stem cell therapy. The case studies you shared on helping people with chronic and acute knee and shoulder problems are very inspiring. Today I thought we’d talk about back problems. So if someone has a herniated disc and they are faced with the prospect of invasive surgery and a lengthy recovery, can stem cells be a better alternative for them? 

Dr. Sanders: Absolutely. I have two cases in my office right now. One has three herniated discs and degeneration in the discs up in the spinal cord canal. We injected her in the lower back two weeks ago and within a week she was up and walking almost in no pain whatsoever.  In a week she was back working full time and living her life without any pain whatsoever. It was incredible to watch that happen. The other guy just herniated his disc last week. We injected him and by the time he got out of his car back at home he was out of pain. He was bent over, crooked, could barely get up and down out of a chair. When he would get out of his SUV when his feet would hit the ground from that distance, you know that can be a little jarring, his pain would be so awful. He came in the next day and said that you’re not going to believe this but I had no pain just minutes after the injection.  

Narrator: Wow, that’s amazing. So can the stem cells help other things like chronic issues like degenerative disc disease and things like that? 

Dr. Sanders: Yes, actually the more common issues that I see in my office are degenerative discs. And because I’m a functional corrective care chiropractor, I do full spine x-rays and we find degeneration from the lower back all the way up to the neck. The patients that are getting injected for the chronic discomfort and pain, we’re actually measuring disc heights increasing. So what that means is that we’re regenerating those discs in their backs that were thought to be a lost cause until now. When you increase that disc space your opening up the space that the nerve travels up to the bone. So the stem cells, they go to the fight and create the regeneration and decrease the inflammation so the patient feels better. But over the next three months they actually start to regenerate the tissues in that area. In this case regenerating the discs in the lower back. We’re seeing the most incredible response from it.  

Narrator: Wow, incredible, Dr. Sanders. It so great to hear that there are alternatives to back surgery. You don’t have to dig into the tissues of the back to fix problems anymore. I’m really excited about this because I’m a 55-year old and I have degenerative disc disease. I’m looking for alternatives all the time. So I’m definitely going to be looking into this.    

Dr. Sanders: I definitely think you should. I was reading research papers yesterday about how, as we get older, our stem cells, the MSC stem cells which are the most undifferentiated ones, the powerhouses if you will, they get weaker and we have less of them as we age.  Especially over the age of 50. And actually, under a microscope they look different than the umbilical cord MSC.  So when you get the injection your getting little baby cells and their only job in life is to go in and generate tissue. So if you’re having chronic degenerative back pain I would go straight to a stem cell clinic in your area.  

Narrator:  Great. It sounds like a fountain of youth.   

Dr. Sanders: Absolutely. A lot of people are calling it that.   

Narrator: Great, Dr. Sanders, thanks for sharing all this great information. If you have a chronic physical condition and are ready to live a more pain-free life, or, if you would like more information on the power of regenerative wellness, please visit baycolonychiros.com/ or call Dr. Sanders at (281) 337-3337. Improving your life just may be a phone call away!




Can Stem Cell Therapy help Repair a Freshly Torn Rotator Cuff Injury

21 May 2019

Bay Colony Chiropractic - Rotator Cuff Injury

Greetings once again from your friends at Bay Colony Chiropractic serving all of Galveston County, Texas and the surrounding area.  We produce podcasts and blogs as a public service to educate the general public about how and why Americans increasingly include chiropractic care in their pain management plan.  Today’s blog post addresses how stem cell therapy may be your non-surgical solution to rotator cuff injuries.   

We invite you to listen and read along with Dr. Sanders as today she discusses stem cell therapy can help those with torn rotator cuffs.  


Narrator:   Welcome to the “Regenerative Wellness Podcast with Dr. Sanders”.  I’m Darren Kincaid along with Dr. Donna Sanders from Bay Colony Chiropractic here in Dickinson, Texas.  Dr. Sanders has been practicing chiropractic care for over 30 years staying on the forefront of the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care techniques available today. This podcast is dedicated to educating the people of Galveston County and the surrounding area on how to live younger, stronger, and better lives. The topic of today’s podcast is: “Can Stem Cell Therapy Help Repair a Freshly Torn Rotator Cuff Injury”?  

Well alright, Dr. Sanders in our last episode I walked away in awe of the amazing results you achieve in helping knee patients recover from acute and chronic injuries. My head is still buzzing from what you talked about. Today I thought it’d be insightful to hear about other maladies. How about we discuss shoulders. Can stem cell therapy help with acute injury such as a torn rotator cuff?

Dr. Sanders: Yes, Darren, as I’ve spoken before stem cells are automatically attracted to anything that has inflammation or degeneration. So in the case of an acute rotator cuff tear, they will attract directly to that area. When we inject stem cells in that area, they go there and they stimulate the cells to start regenerating and to prevent scar tissue. It’s pretty amazing.   

We had a patient that had fallen pretty badly and tore three muscles in her rotator cuff. We did MRI, I tried to get her to see an orthopedic surgeon but her insurance was taking a long time. We were helping her with physical therapy and chiropractic. We started doing stem cell therapy. I said this thing is just a month out why don’t we go ahead and inject stem cells into the shoulder.  This lady, she is not one to take meds but she could not even go five hours without taking at least two Aleve’s. She was really in a lot of pain.  If she even laughed or giggled it just buckled her knees it was so bad and awful to watch. Literally after we injected the stem cells she left the building in zero pain. She has never taken another Aleve. She is getting back her full range of motion. I can’t wait to see the follow-up MRI.  

Narrator: That’s something Dr. Sanders. What about chronic shoulder injuries. I lit up my shoulders about 25 years ago and it is something that I’ve just learned to deal with. Can stem cells help with something like that as well? 

Dr. Sanders: Yes. We’ve had quite a few patients who have had shoulder injuries and have had surgery on them. They had therapy and the shoulder was frozen. They were still in a lot of pain.  We could see where the shoulder was degenerated. In each case the injections has helped reduce the inflammation, decrease the pain, and to also give them more range of motion in the shoulder so they’re using it again. We had a couple of them re-xray’d again and the joint space is now actually normal joint space. So we know they’re in there healing those tendons and ligaments. The stem cells go in there anywhere where the area is inflamed or degenerated and deliver relief.  

Narrator: Wow, that is so amazing, Dr. Sanders.  It is so great to hear that there are alternatives to shoulder injury.  I hear that recovery from shoulder surgery is just an awful experience.  

Dr. Sanders: Oh, I know. I’ve had quite a few patients and even my own sister have it. That was the worst healing experience I had to watch.    

Narrator:  It sounds to me like it is just a good idea to try before you go through something that dramatic.  

Dr. Sanders: I say regenerate before you operate.  

Narrator: That’s a great slogan. Once again Dr. Sanders, thanks once again for giving us insight into all there is to know about stem cells.  If you have a chronic physical condition and are ready to live a more pain-free life, or, if you would like more information on the power of regenerative wellness, please visit baycolonychiros.com/ or call Dr. Sanders at (281) 337-3337. Improving your life just may be a phone call away!


How Does Stem Cell Therapy Help With Bad Knees?

10 May 2019

Stem Cell Therapy for Knees

Greetings once again from your friends at Bay Colony Chiropractic serving all of Galveston County, Texas and the surrounding area.  We produce podcasts and blogs as a public service to educate the general public about how and why Americans increasingly include chiropractic care in their pain management plan.  Today’s blog post addresses knee pain and how stem cell therapy may be your non-surgical solution to pain-free knees. 

We invite you to listen and read along with Dr. Sanders as today she discusses stem cell therapy as an option to knee surgery. 

 

Narrator:   Welcome to the “Regenerative Wellness Podcast with Dr. Sanders”.  I’m Darren Kincaid along with Dr. Donna Sanders from Bay Colony Chiropractic here in Dickinson, Texas.  Dr. Sanders has been practicing chiropractic care for over 30 years staying on the forefront of the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care techniques available today. This podcast is dedicated to educating the people of Galveston County and the surrounding area on how to live younger, stronger, and better lives. The topic of today’s podcast is: “Can Stem Cell Therapy Help with Knee Problems or Injuries?”?

Well alright, Dr Sanders.  Over the last couple of episodes, we've learned what stem cells are and how they can benefit the healing process.  Now, I think it's time to get into the types of injuries or maladies stem cell therapy can actually help with.  How about we talk today about knees. What kinds of knee issues can stem cell therapy help with?

Dr. Sanders: Darren, stem cells can help with all the knee issues to be honest with you. But let’s just break it down. In any injury, your either going to have acute problems or chronic problems. Acute meaning it’s fresh.  You just fell, you injured yourself, you had some kind of accident. Now everything is inflamed, maybe torn.

So in the case of the knee where you can tear the ligament, tendons, or the meniscus, all sort of things can happen. Your going to have inflammation and/or torn tissue. Stem cells are going to go in there first and their going to reduce the inflammation.  That’s one of their primary goals. They go to that area, they release molecules that reduce the inflammation which has the tremendous benefit of relieving pain. The sooner the stem cells get in there after the injury, they actually decrease the scarring process. You have less scar tissue the faster you get the stem cells in there. And they cause regeneration. If you’ve torn the meniscus, your going to regenerate the part that was torn and your actually going to regenerate the part that you tore, and your actually going to regenerate the ligaments and tendons as well. It’s pretty incredible in helping with acute injuries. We’ll see them get that injection and walk out without pain. It’s not even for pain it’s actually to help heal the injury but that’s a great side effect of it.

Then we have the chronic people. The chronic people slowly hurt their knee over the years. The first thing first, once the stem cells get in there their going to decrease the inflammation then their gong to start regenerating the tissues. We’ve had tremendous luck with both of these types of cases. We recently had an 89 year-old man who could not keep from crawling up on his roof to clean out his gutter and other repairs and he fell off the ladder. He injured his knee and he went to the orthopedist.  He couldn’t walk on it. They did injections. They sent him to physical therapy.  They kept repeating this process and he still was not out of pain. So we educated him about stem cells. Now mind you this is an 89 year-old man.  He came in January and got his knee injected with stem cells and walked out without any pain. He had not had any pain relief at all in that entire time. He got immediate relief from pain. This was April. That was January and he was still in a lot of pain. He was still doing all the things he wants to do like climbing ladders although we tried to talk him out of that. So he is full functioning. He can bend his knee. He can do everything. And then on the other end of the spectrum, we had another gentleman who back in the 70’s hurt his knee and the orthopedist scraped all the cartilage and removed everything out of there. He had five surgeries on that knee. I could actually see bone on bone with arthritic spurs everywhere.  We injected him and he was out of pain immediately. We had to do physical therapy to help regenerate the functions of his muscles. We x-ray’d him last week after a couple of months and actually now has space between those bones. So he is actually regenerating the cartilage between the bones and getting more fluid in there so he can move that knee again out of pain. So he’s doing tremendously well. I could go on forever. From one end to the other we are witnessing tremendous results. No doubt about it.

Narrator: Well that’s very interesting.  I’ve heard that stem cell therapy only works if you have some cartilage to work with. You have to have something there to work with. So you are saying that even if you are almost totally arthritic and you have virtually no cartilage whatsoever, stem cell therapy can still be effective?

Dr. Sanders: Yes, that man had no signs of cartilage between his bones at all.  We have another patient, her knee has gotten so bad, again, an older lady, active, constantly laying bricks, and building patios in the back yard.  Planting, digging things up, a master gardener.  Her knee had got so bad that she was actually scheduled for a knee replacement. She even sold her house and moved into an assisted living place so that she would be surrounded by help after the surgery.  Well right after she got into that apartment we did her stem cell therapy literally a week later. She now has zero pain, the regeneration of her cartilage is incredible, and she has cancelled her knee replacement. It’s like she has a brand-new knee. I can’t believe she is 80 years old. It is incredible!

Narrator: Wow, that's amazing, Dr Sanders.  It's so great to hear that there are alternatives to knee surgery or even total knee replacement. If you have a chronic physical condition and are ready to live a more pain-free life, or, if you would like more information on the power of regenerative wellness, please visit baycolonychiros.com/ or call Dr. Sanders at (281) 337-3337. Improving your life just may be a phone call away!


What are the Potential Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy?

22 April 2019

Bay Colony Chiropractic - Stem Cell Therapy

Greetings to all from your friends at Bay Colony Chiropractic serving all of Galveston County, Texas and the surrounding area.  We produce podcasts and blogs as a public service to educate the general public about how and why Americans increasingly include chiropractic care in their pain management plan.  We educate the public on the fact that the American medical community increasingly refer their patients out to chiropractors as an increasingly effective alternative to invasive surgeries and opioid-based pain management. 

We invite you to listen and read along with Dr. Sanders as today she discusses Mesenchymal (MSC) stem cells therapy.

                                                                                      

Narrator:  Welcome to the “Regenerative Wellness Podcast with Dr. Sanders”.  I’m Darren Kincaid along with Dr. Donna Sanders from Bay Colony Chiropractic here in Dickinson, Texas.  Dr. Sanders has been practicing chiropractic’s for over 30 years staying on the forefront of the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care techniques available today. This podcast is dedicated to educating the people of Galveston county and the surrounding area on how to live younger, stronger, and better lives. The topic of today’s podcast is: What are the Potential Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy?

So Dr. Sanders, you have really stoked my interest in stem cells over the first four episodes of this podcast series.  Now as a potential stem cell patient myself in the future, I’m really interested in understanding the benefits of stem cell therapy.   

Dr. Sanders: Well Darren, the potential benefits of stem cell therapy are wide ranging. But basically, they accelerate healing. So, if you have a new injury, they are going to heal quicker and your going to have a lot less scarring. They also repair and regenerate tissue so if you already have an old injury that’s already degenerating, breaking down tissues and joints, they can actually help repair and regenerate themselves which would not have happened before.  It would have just continued to regenerate. They also decrease pain and soreness. There are also natural anti-inflammation molecules that are released from the stem cells to the tissue, so they naturally reduce the inflammation right off the bat. So, pain and soreness are decreased significantly right from the git-go. 

Narrator: OK. So, for a guy like me I have degenerative disc disease in my lower back, and I know that is a common thing that chiropractor’s can help with. Am I right?

Dr. Sanders:  Correct. It’s a mainstay of my practice.

Narrator: OK, so is stem cell therapy then something that can help that?

Dr. Sanders: So, we inject the stem cells into the area of the lower back for example as you pointed out.  It actually creates decreased inflammation, so you automatically have relief from your symptoms, most times, and you also start to regenerate tissues there.  Be it muscle, disc, cartilage, or vertebra.  So it actually starts to repair itself. We’re actually seeing increased disc space within our patients who have degenerative disc disease.

Narrator: Wow, that awesome! I’m really excited about learning more about that in the future. Maybe even experimenting with it myself.

Dr. Sanders: Absolutely, I would highly recommend it.

Narrator: Well alright then, Dr. Sanders. Thanks for explaining the potential benefits of stem cell therapy. If you have a chronic physical condition and are ready to live a more pain-free life, or, if you would like more information on the power of regenerative wellness, please visit baycolonychiros.com/ or call Dr. Sanders at (281) 337-3337. Improving your life just may be a phone call away!


What is MSC as it Pertains to Stem Cell Therapy?

17 April 2019

Bay Colony Chiropractic - Stem Cell Therapy

Greetings to all from your friends at Bay Colony Chiropractic serving all of Galveston County, Texas and the surrounding area.  We produce podcasts and blogs as a public service to educate the general public about how and why Americans increasingly include chiropractic care in their pain management plan.  We educate the public on the fact that the American medical community increasingly refer their patients out to chiropractors as an increasingly effective alternative to invasive surgeries and opioid-based pain management. 

We invite you to listen and read along with Dr. Sanders as today she discusses Mesenchymal (MSC) stem cells therapy.

   

Narrator:  Welcome to the “Regenerative Wellness Podcast with Dr. Sanders”.  I’m Darren Kincaid along with Dr. Donna Sanders from Bay Colony Chiropractic here in Dickinson, Texas.  Dr. Sanders has been practicing chiropractic’s for over 30 years staying on the forefront of the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care techniques available today. This podcast is dedicated to educating the people of Galveston county and the surrounding area on how to live younger, stronger, and better lives. The topic of today’s podcast is: What is MSC as it Pertains to Stem Cell Therapy?

OK Dr. Sanders. In the first three episodes we got though the basics of stem cells, stem cell therapy, and regenerative wellness is, that’s high-level stuff and important to know as we get deeper into this fascinating subject. Now for today’s topic let’s get a little more technical. There is an acronym called “MSC” that we should get to know. Now I know what MSC translates to but I really don’t know how to pronounce it. Can you help us out with that?

Dr. Sanders: Yes. That’s a common problem around here because I’m in Texas. Here in Texas we pronounce it “Mez-en-ki-mall” stem cells, but in other areas of the world they say  “Ma-zinc-a-mull” stem cells. So in today’s conversation we’re going to call them “MSC” so we don’t have to get into that argument.

Narrator: OK. Sounds great. Being a Texas boy myself I definitely get you on that one. So, let’s talk about MSC. Why is that important for stem cell therapy patients or people who might be interested in it to know? What is MSC and why do we need to know about it?

Dr. Sanders: Well, MSC’s are a specific stem cell type that are very immature. They work in four different ways. They control inflammation in the body, they modulate or balance the immune system, they stimulate regeneration, and they reduce scarring. Basically, when they are entered into your body it’s an immature little baby stem cell that has a job to do. It is undifferentiated so it can go to any body part and stimulate that body part to regenerate its own cells.

Narrator: OK, so why is that so important for someone who has gone through stem cell therapy? Is it because you can just put in one type of stem cell and it basically does the job for everything?

Dr. Sanders: Correct.  So the other types of stem cells, for example the CD-34 stem cell, it is a very specific job-oriented stem cell. It goes to specific tissue types such as blood, ligaments, and joints. Whereas the MSC’s can replicate cells in any part of the body. Now the MSC’s don’t duplicate themselves. When they go to that body part they release specific types of molecules that stimulate growth of cells on that body part.

Narrator: OK, so is MSC pretty much what you use constantly for your stem cell therapy, or does it just depend on the person’s ailment for the type of stem cell therapy that you use?

Dr. Sanders: We’re using umbilical cord stem cells and they are a high concentration of CD-34 cells and MSC’s. But when the MSC’s get into your body they actually duplicate themselves and you end up with more MSC’s as time goes on. So we are using both because we are specifically using umbilical cord stem cells.

Narrator: All right, so that sounds like it’s going to do the job for most people, right?

Dr. Sanders: Exactly. We have seen amazing results in our patients using the umbilical cord stem cells. We know that the MSC’s are one of the highest driving forces in their regenerated tissue. Very exciting!

Narrator: Indeed. Well alright then Dr. Sanders. Thanks for explaining what MSC, Mesenchymal stem cells are. If you have a chronic physical condition and are ready to live a more pain-free life, or, if you would like more information on the power of regenerative wellness, please visit baycolonychiros.com/ or call Dr. Sanders at (281) 337-3337. Improving your life just may be a phone call away!


What is Regenerative Wellness?

23 March 2019

Bay Colony Chiropract - Regenerative Wellness

Greetings to all once again from your friends at Bay Colony Chiropractic serving all of Galveston County, Texas and the surrounding area.  We produce podcasts and blogs as a public service to educate the general public about how and why Americans increasingly include chiropractic care in their pain management plan.  We educate the public on the fact that the American medical community increasingly refer their patients out to chiropractors as an increasingly effective alternative to invasive surgeries and opioid-based pain management. 

We invite you to listen and read along with Dr. Sanders as today she discusses the topic of “Regenerative Wellness”.  

Narrator:  Welcome to the “Regenerative Wellness Podcast with Dr. Sanders”.  I’m Darren Kincaid along with Dr. Donna Sanders from Bay Colony Chiropractic here in Dickinson, Texas.  Dr. Sanders has been practicing chiropractic care for over 30 years staying on the forefront of the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care techniques today. This podcast is dedicated to educating the people of Galveston county and the surrounding area on how to live younger, stronger, and better lives. The topic of today’s podcast is: “What is Regenerative Wellness”?

OK, Dr. Sanders, in our first two episodes we’ve gotten into the basics of what stem cells are. We now know that stem cells are kind of like the body’s medics who go around with their own medicine bags to repair cells and cell tissue that is broken. We also learned what stem cell therapy is and why we need it. Now, to further our exploration of this topic, why don’t we cover what regenerative wellness is.

Dr. Sanders:  OK, as a Chiropractor, I educate my patients that the body was made to be a self-healing and self-regulating machine.  It heals itself via cellular regeneration. We’ve all heard that we have all new cells every seven years. For example, the skin, it has all new cells every few weeks. Digestion, it replaces its lining every six to seven days. Your hair and nails, they are constantly growing new cells. They do this through cellular rejuvenation.

Now age and stress is how we mess this all up.  There are different kinds of stress. We have chemicals stress, mental stress, and physical stress associated with age and injuries.  They all cause cellular degeneration. Actually, the root of all your diseases, illness, and aging is due to degeneration. Regenerative wellness focuses on removing obstacles of regeneration and restoring optimal regeneration abilities. And that is where stem cell therapy comes in. Stem cells regenerate new tissue and acts as you body’s own repair system. 

Narrator: Very interesting Dr. Sanders.  When you’re a kid, you seem to bounce back faster from injuries, but as you get older you seem to limp around a little longer than you used to, right?

Dr. Sanders:  Yes, that’s the truth.  Kids have a lot more stem cells. For example, when you are born, one out of ten thousand of your cells is a stem cell because your growing all your body parts with your stem cells. As a teenager, it’s one out of one hundred thousand cells are a stem cell. By the time you're are fifty, it is one out of four hundred thousand.  So, for example, if me and my eighteen-year-old were in an accident tomorrow, she’s definitely going to recover much quicker than I will and probably have less injuries because her stem cells are going to be “Johnny on the spot” repairing those cell tissues that were damaged by the accident. Whereas mine, it’s going to take a lot longer and I’ll have limited ability to regenerate those cells which means that I’m going to have more scar tissue. That’s why those kids bounce back when they are literally bouncing all over the place. So it just increases the body’s ability to recover more thoroughly and quicker using stem cells which is the natural way the body does it to begin with.

Narrator: All right then, Dr. Sanders. Thank you for explaining what regenerative wellness is. This is so fascinating. I can’t wait for the next episode. If you have a chronic physical condition and are ready to live a more pain-free life, or, if you would like more information on the power of regenerative wellness, please visit baycolonychiros.com/ or call Dr. Sanders at (281) 337-3337. Improving your life just may be a phone call away!