According to the CDC, chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care. Living with chronic pain can result in serious physical side effects like lack of mobility and function, and psychological and emotional impacts like anxiety and depression.
Unfortunately, treating your pain can often require prescription medications or invasive procedures.
Quince Orchard Medical Center wants to offer you a different solution. We provide comprehensive non-surgical solutions to pain management, including those derived from Wharton’s Jelly.
In addition to bringing you the best care possible, QOMC wants you to be completely informed about all of your treatment options. Here’s everything you should know about Wharton’s Jelly and how it can help you.
What is Wharton’s Jelly?
As its name suggests, Wharton’s Jelly is a gelatinous substance. Its main function is to insulate and protect the umbilical cord in the womb.
Wharton’s Jelly is named after the 17th-century English anatomist who first discovered it, Thomas Wharton. Since then, it has become a focal point of current medical research.
Researchers, scientists, and doctors so interested in Wharton’s Jelly because it contains some of the highest levels of human cellular tissue products in human anatomy. Before it was found to have these all-important products, Wharton’s Jelly was considered postnatal waste.
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Human cellular tissue products are neutral cells that can transform into virtually any other kind of cells in your body, such as the brain, bone, skin, and connective tissue cells.
Human cellular tissue products, especially the ones we get from Wharton’s Jelly, are even more potent than other human cellular tissue products because they come from the umbilical cord which is rich in regenerative properties and growth factors.
Specialists harvest the human cellular tissue products from Wharton’s Jelly that have been donated by healthy mothers who have delivered full-term babies. These human cellular tissue products have all of the characteristics of embryonic human cellular tissue products, but sourcing them is much easier and comes with fewer ethical dilemmas since the baby doesn’t need them anymore after delivery.
How do human cellular tissueproducts from Wharton’s Jelly help you?
Therapy using human cellular tissue products from Wharton’s Jelly is an effective type of OrthoBiologics. Regenerative medicine refers to treatments that use naturally found substances to stimulate healing and relieve pain.
The mesenchymal stem cells found in Wharton’s Jelly have not only the ability to transform into the cells you need most, but they harness the power of growth factors found in the umbilical cord to expedite the healing and rebuilding process and help you find lasting relief from pain.
Kara Kelly, NP uses these specialized human cellular tissue products to treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions, by injecting them into the painful areas of your body. Once injected, the human cellular tissue products work to regenerate damaged or injured tissue, which in turn relieves pain and restores function.
These injections are quick and virtually painless, as Kara always uses Lidocaine to numb the treatment area and keep you comfortable.
Depending on your needs, Kara can combine OrthoBiologics with other non-surgical pain management treatments to completely address your symptoms and underlying conditions.
If you’d like more information about Wharton’s Jelly, human cellular tissue products, or another of our other OrthoBiologics and pain management treatments, make an appointment with Kara Kelly, NP at our Rockville, MD location over the phone at 301-762-6686.