Adult Stem Cells
More than 40-years ago, researchers discovered that certain cell contained within our bone marrow can perform a variety of healing functions. We call these cells, “adult stem cells.” Your provider my also use the terms- mesenchymal or somatic in place of adult.
Like a college student, these cells still have not decided what type of cell they want to be and they may:
- Make copies of themselves
- Become bone, muscle, cartilage, or fat tissue
- Fight cell death associated with illness or aging
- Help reduce painful swelling