When you have joint pain, life can be miserable. Going up and down stairs can be a chore, taking the lid off a jar seems like a monumental task, and even the prospect of going to bed offers no comfort because you know you’ll toss and turn in an effort to get comfortable. Whether you have arthritis, strained muscles, inflammation of the tendons, or sprains and tears of the soft tissue, joint pain can disrupt your life.
There are plenty of medications that temporarily relieve your joint pain, both over-the-counter, and prescription. But let’s face it, no one wants to be destined for a life full of popping pills, and dealing with the effects of these medications on the rest of your body. Muscle rubs, and even physical therapy may help relieve some of the pain, and sometimes surgery is an option, but for most who suffer, it seems as though joint pain is just a condition they learn to live with.
Until now. There’s a state-of-the-art procedure that has shown some success in the management and healing of joint pain and injuries to soft tissue. Stem cell therapy involves taking healthy stem cells, either your own or those from a donor, and injecting them directly into the afflicted area. The stem cells then regenerate, adapting to the specific need for which they are intended.
The cells regrow healthy tissue or bone to allow your joints to heal. Patients have reported that osteoarthritis, tendonitis, and muscle and soft tissue pain has eased or disappeared after stem cell therapy.
Stem cell treatment isn’t new. This procedure has been used to treat certain cancers, regrow healthy tissue for burn victims, and restore the immune systems of countless chemotherapy patients. Bone marrow transplants are a well-known type of stem cell therapy that has met with success.
Every day in clinics across the globe, stem cells are being used in trials to test their viability as a means to heal spinal cord injuries, treat advanced heart disease, reverse neurodegenerative diseases, and treat male pattern baldness. It seems as though these “super cells” are the future of medicine.
Stem cells have the unique ability to transform into whatever type of healthy cells you need to regenerate injured tissue and bone. Stem cell therapy illustrates the power of the body to heal itself.
You’re probably wondering just how regenerative stem cell therapy can help ease your joint pain. Without delving into a biology lesson, we’ll explain. The kind of stem cells necessary to build the structural cells needed to heal your joints comes from adult bone marrow or fat. These stem cells rebuild structural cells in the body like tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and even bone.
Once harvested, from you or a donor, stem cells are injected into the joint, such as the knee, shoulder, or elbow. The cells then begin working to heal your injured joint. In the case of osteoarthritis, researchers believe stem cells work by developing into essential cartilage cells and by releasing proteins that reduce pain and slow degeneration of cartilage.
After a period of recovery, you’re ready to take on the world with less pain.
For more information on regenerative stem cell therapy to help with your joint pain, contact Coastal Empire Orthopedics of Savannah, Georgia. Our team of orthopedic experts, lead by Dr. Jonathan Shults, is ready to help you get relief from your joint pain, once and for all.