Arthritis is one of the most common health ailments in the United States, with millions of people suffering from it. While there are a lot of therapies, treatments, and medications available to control arthritis, one of the most effective ways to treat arthritis pain is through regenerative therapy.
What Is Arthritis?
Arthritis is a joint disease that causes inflammation and pain in joints. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation. The most common arthritis symptoms are pain, swelling, and stiffness in joints. It is also common for individuals with arthritis to experience less joint flexibility.
Arthritis develops gradually from an infection, and it can take years to progress to multiple joints. For most individuals, arthritis starts in one joint, such as a knee joint or elbow joint. After several months or years, the person may experience arthritis pain in other joints as the disease progresses.
What Is Regenerative Medicine?
Regenerative medicine involves healing the body through enhanced regeneration of cells. It works to establish or restore normal bodily functions by replacing or regenerating cells, tissues, or organs. Cells can be damaged or lost due to a variety of reasons, such as aging, disease, injury, or congenital defects.
The type of condition or symptoms a person develops due to a loss of healthy cells depends on the quantity and type of cells lost. When damaged or missing tissue is the underlying cause of adverse health symptoms (such as pain), medications that simply mask the symptoms are not enough.
Therefore, instead of just treating the symptoms, regenerative medicine is a way to actually heal the body by addressing the underlying cause.
Regenerative medicine is a quickly advancing field, and breakthroughs are made every day. Regenerative therapy can be used to treat a variety of health conditions like erectile dysfunction, urological diseases, heart and lung conditions, neurological diseases, and many others. Regenerative therapy can also be used to treat orthopedic disorders, joint pain, and autoimmune disorders.
Because of this, regenerative medicine is a great way to treat arthritis pain, as arthritis is an autoimmune condition. Regenerative therapy can treat arthritis pain in a variety of locations in the body including the spine, neck, knees, lower back, shoulders, elbows, and hips, which is done through stem cell therapy.
Stem Cell Therapy
One of the most popular regenerative therapies used today is stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy involves extracting stem cells from the patient for later reinsertion.
To treat arthritis pain using stem cell therapy, the doctor first extracts stem cells from the patient. Then, laboratory technicians multiply the stem cells and transform them into the type of cell the patient needs to heal the problem. The type of cells the stem cells are transformed into depends on the area being treated.
Once these stem cells are prepared, the stem cells are then reinjected back into the patient in the area that needs healing.
This can be any area in the body that is experiencing pain. The newly placed cells begin to perform their functions and heal the underlying issue, which helps relieve unwanted symptoms such as arthritis pain.
Contact a Stem Cell Therapy Center Today
The National Stem Cell Centers offer safe and effective regenerative therapies, including stem cell therapy, to heal and treat a variety of health conditions – including arthritis. We perform stem cell therapy for a number of other conditions as well, including wrinkles and flabby skin, orthopedic issues, erectile dysfunction, and even hair loss.
If you or a loved one suffers from arthritis pain, request an appointment online today or call the office closest to you in New York, New Jersey, Georgia, or Texas. We’re excited to show you how regenerative therapy may be able to help you enjoy a more active lifestyle again.