Stem cell therapy has taken the world by storm, with innumerable reports of how it can cure a myriad of ailments and turn back the clock on the aging process. The possibilities for treating certain diseases and physical ailments are still being researched, but one reality of stem cell therapy is sure: the effect it can have on joints. If you’ve been experiencing joint pain, we encourage you to learn more about this therapy to see if it might be the option for you.
Basics of Stem Cell Therapy
Millions of Americans suffer from a condition called osteoarthritis. This is a type of arthritis in which cartilage, which has a cushioning effect on the bones, starts wearing down rapidly. Every year, knee replacement surgeries increase in number and are expected to grow exponentially every year. Osteoarthritis can occur in the knees, the hands, the hips, and the spine. Many people who develop this condition may need surgery as a result. Because arthritis can be attributed in many ways to genetics and inherited traits, this has encouraged extensive research into the benefits of stem cell therapy.
Stem cells have unique characteristics that make them useful for treating bodily ailments like osteoarthritis and other forms of bone and joint diseases. They are engineered to multiply when administered into certain areas of the body. This can cause the regrowth of the bone and cartilage, allowing for a range of smoother and far less painful joint movements.
How Stem Cell Therapy is Conducted
Stem cell injection treatments involve harvesting stem cells from one or a few areas of the body. We then process these in our lab and then introduce them into a particular region of the body. This kind of therapy may also work well on our patients who come to us after having knee, elbow or spine surgery and need help with the healing process. Stem cell therapy can help the tissues in the parts of the body recovering from surgical procedures by promoting the growth of new cells.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy, feel free to make an appointment with Optimal Health and Wellness! Our dedicated staff are here to help you get back to a pain-free life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!