Specialized cells form specific organs like the brain, skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and bone. These cells continuously degenerate and regenerate; as older cells die, new cells are born from stem cells with the unique capability to create multiple types of other cells. However, when tissues are injured, the degenerative process exceeds this regenerative process, resulting in structures that become weaker, painful and less functional. Stem Cell Therapy can be used to treat and repair cartilage, ligaments, bones and other such aliments like arthritis.
How Stem Cells Can Treat Arthritis
Stem cells can be applied during a surgery or delivered through injections directly into the arthritis joint.
Physicians use medical imaging, such as ultrasound, to deliver cells precisely to the site of cartilage damage.
When applied to an arthritic joint, stem cells:
- Develop into needed cartilage cells
- Suppress inflammation that can make arthritis worse
- Release proteins (cytokines) that slow down cartilage degeneration and/or decrease pain
What Are the Benefits Of Stem Cell Therapy?
Not only does it present an image of an alternative and drug-free treatment that has virtually no side effects, Stem Cell Therapy also provides real and lasting relief from knee or joint pain, among other injuries. Chiropractors on staff at Prime Spine and Orthopedics will provide detailed explanations of everything a stem cell treatment will involve as well as answer any and all questions you have upon setting up a consultation appointment. The average treatment is begins and ends within the space of 30 minutes, and most of the time there is absolutely no recovery time afterward.
There is little risk associated with Stem Cell Therapy. It is considered a safe pracitce because the stem cells are collected from the patient, minimizing the risk of an unwanted reaction. The most common side effects are temporary swelling and pain.