If you’re suffering from chronic pain, don’t lose hope. That’s because more and more doctors are enthusiastically turning to stem cell therapy to treat joint pain, bringing relief to those with painful degenerative joint conditions.
At the National Stem Cell Centers, we use cutting-edge adult-stem-cell technology to heal and renew our patient’s joint ailments.
The Role of Regenerative Medicine
The field of regenerative medicine has been around for more than 10 years. Since its inception, the role of regenerative medicine – especially stem cell therapy – continues to gain momentum in the area of pain management and the healing process.
Prior to the advancement of regenerative medicine, doctors and their patients had to rely on less natural “cures” that primarily treated a patient’s symptoms. Patients took large amounts of over-the-counter and prescribed medications to dull joint pain, which never dissipated completely. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and surgery were the treatments of choice for chronic joint pain, whether caused by injury, wear and tear or even congenital defects.
The basic idea behind regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy is that the reparations made to joints (and other areas of the body) are a direct result of the body’s healing itself. Stem cell therapy is the greatest contributing factor as it utilizes biogenics, living organisms harvested from the patient’s own body or stem cells.
Stem Cells: An Internal Repair System
Stem cells are capable of becoming a wide variety of cell types such as muscle, blood cells, brain cells, tissue, etc. To heal joint pain, stem cells retrieved from a patient are injected back into their own body, at the injured joint. The stem cells can transform into new cartilage, promoting healing at the cellular levels.
The procedure is relatively straightforward. Adult stem cells are retrieved from a patient’s own body, most usually from adipose (fat) tissue. Adult stem cells may also be retrieved from a patient’s own bone marrow – although research indicates that stem cells are more prevalent in fat tissue, up to 2,500 times more prevalent. Using a patient’s own adult stem cells increases the effectiveness of the cellular transplant because there’s no chance a patient’s immune system will reject its own cells.
The retrieval of the adult stem cells is completed under local anesthetic, making the whole procedure a quick and easy process with little to no downtime.
Contact National Stem Cell Centers for more information on combatting joint pain with noninvasive stem cell therapy. We will map out a plan for your condition, whether it’s pain in the joints related to arthritis, knee conditions, lower back pain and spinal arthritis, or spine and neck conditions related to arthritis. Call (646) 448-0427 in New York City; (516) 403-1457 in Long Island; (908) 768-4815 in New Jersey; (404) 341-0519 in Atlanta; (972) 865-8810 in Dallas; or (281) 661-4086 in Houston.