Regenerative medicine is a cellular-level therapy that aims to improve the function of damaged or diseased tissue or organs by introducing cells to replace damaged cells. Today, regenerative medicine is being used to treat medical conditions across a range of medical specialties, including orthopedics, rheumatology, cardiology, neurology, and immunology.
How Stem Cells Work
When an area of the body is injured or not functioning properly, distress signals are sent through the bloodstream. These signals serve to recruit mesenchymal stem cells to the affected area.
Once in the affected area, stem cells dock on other cells and begin to produce signalling proteins that work to regulate inflammation, aid in angiogenesis, and promote tissue repair.
Stem cells then mature to carry out the functions of the cells that are needed. In this way, they compensate for the cells that are damaged, nonfunctional, or lacking to improve organ function, and consequently improve disease symptoms.
What Makes Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Different?
Who Is It For?
Treatments are designed to work for both athletes recovering from injuries and those who experience chronic pain. Amnion-derived fluid has potential clinical benefits in a variety of applications and has been used to treat injuries such as:
- – Tendinitis
- – Bursitis
- – Plantar Fasciitis
- – Ruptured Achilies Tendon
- – Osteo-Chrondral Defects
- – Labral Tears Shoulder/Hip
- – Flexor Tendon Repair
- – Osteoarthritis
- Pain Management
- – Hip Abductor/Adductor Tears
- – Knee Injections
- – MCL/LCL Tears
- – Rotator Cuff Lesions
- – Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- – Hamstring Strains/Tears
- – Chronic Non-Healing Wounds
- – Ankle Sprain
- Cosmetic Treatments
- – Hair Restoration
- – Facial Rejuvenation
- – Erectile Dysfunction
About Erik Wagner
Erik grew up in Yonkers, New York and attended Manhattan College in Riverdale, New York where he majored in Accounting and Finance. Upon graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree, Erik enrolled at the prestigious Life University School of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia and graduated with his Doctorate in Chiropractic. It was there at Life University where Erik became involved many of the local professional athletes adjusting extremities.
Upon graduating Life University, Erik moved back to New York to be with his family and to practice Chiropractic. Erik practiced Chiropractic for about 10 years when Erik decided to go back to school and pursue a degree in Nursing. Erik enrolled at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama where he graduated with honors with a MSN – Nurse Practitioner. He has been practicing in the East Valley for about 8 years and is now able to offer a wider array of care to his patients. Erik’s desire is to help each and every patient he encounters, reach their healthcare goals.
Erik has high levels of training in injections, everything from extremities – knees, shoulders, hips to spinal injections. Erik has a passion for educating patients on injection options – from PRP to Amnion to Stem Cell.
In his free time Erik enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, weight lifting and eating. Erik is the proud father of 3 beautiful children.
Erik looks forward to meeting you.