Regenerative medicine offers promise for those suffering from many disease states. It is a method of using our own natural healing properties to achieve a better quality of life. This therapy is presently the largest focus of the regenerative medicine arena.
The regenerative cells (Mesenchymal Cells) are the body's master cells. They have the intelligence to divide indefinitely. They are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to transform into a variety of different cells, replace dying cells, and regenerate damaged tissue. They can integrate to the target tissue- either in the presence or absence of damage.
In regenerative therapy, new cells are introduced into the body. Their ability to differentiate, or turn into specialized cells, may allow them to repair diseased or injured tissue. The cells also proliferate, or renew themselves many times, which can provide an ongoing supply of healthy cells. These cells are intelligent -- they can move through the body to where they are needed, and communicate with other cells.
We Provide Regenerative Therapy Within our Office
The Regenerative Cell types that we use are:
Umbilical Regenerative Cells-
While regenerative cells are found throughout the body, the cells used in medicine today.
Umbilical cord blood contains two types of regenerative cells:
- Hematopoietic cells (self renew and some differentiate into different types of blood cells)
Mesenchymal cells (self renew and some differentiate into mesoderm, endoderm, and ectoderm derived cells)
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma)-
Plasma is the liquid part of your blood that’s mostly made of water and protein. It lets red and white blood cells and platelets move through your bloodstream. Platelets are a type of blood cell that makes your blood clot. They also play a role in healing.
Once platelets are in the area that’s being treated, they break down and release growth factors, which are compounds that help cells repair and renew. This is thought to trigger your body’s healing process.
PRP is Platelet Rich Plasma that does contain growth factors, but contains no live nucleated stem cells.
About Our Nurse Practitioner
Michelle Wright FNP -C, MSN
Michelle obtained her Master of Science from the University of Colorado Helen and Arthur E Johnson Bethel College of Nursing. She is board certified as a Nurse Practitioner through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Northern Colorado and Associate of Science in Nursing from Colby Community College. She has been a nurse for 19 years with backgrounds in ICU, emergency care, dialysis, obstetrics and surgical services prior to obtaining her Advanced Practice Degree. When Michelle is not working, she enjoys spending time on their farm with her husband, 3 children, horses, cattle and pets. She also enjoys spending time and hiking in the mountains. Michelle looks forward to making a difference in the lives of the residents of rural Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas.