“Almost from the moment I got up from the table, I was able to throw away my cane,” Beals says. “Now I’m biking and hiking like a 30-year-old.”

Patricia is like many elderly people. She’s spent her entire life using, and possibly abusing her knees. Constant everyday use, standing for long hours and even injury developed into severe arthritis in her elderly days.

Beals was told that she needed a double knee replacement and she may even have to be in a wheelchair for the rest of her life.

She was hoping to avoid surgery so, even though skeptical, she decided to try a newer treatment called Stem Cell Therapy.

Although the results aren’t proven or typical, Beals said she felt pain relief almost instantly. Now she’s biking and hiking like she did in her younger years.

Beals decided to try an experimental treatment that involves harvesting her own bone marrow, concentrating the cells and then injecting them back into the affected areas. In this case, it was her knees.

How did Stem Cell Therapy Treat Patricia?

According to ABC News:

“A handful of doctors around the country are administering treatments like the one Beals received to stop or even reverse the ravages of osteoarthritis. Stem cells are the only cells in the body able to morph into other types of specialized cells.

When the patient’s own stem cells are injected into a damaged joint, they appear to transform into chondrocytes, the cells that go on to produce fresh cartilage. They also seem to amplify the body’s own natural repair efforts by accelerating healing, reducing inflammation, and preventing scarring and loss of function.”

Stem Cell Therapy is not a steroid, a human growth hormone or a magic formula. Stem cells exist in everyone and they are an essential part of life.

Right now you have stem cells in your bones and teeth. You even have stem cells re-growing your stomach lining as we speak. The point we’re making is that stem cells exist in everyone at all times.

Stem cell therapy is the process of taking those stem cells and putting them to work. This process may work for almost all orthopedic conditions, especially arthritis.

The Stem Cell Professionals Approach

At the Stem Cell Professionals in York, Pennsylvania, our approach is similar to what Beals endured.

Beals decided to harvest her own stem cells and inject them back into the affected area. However, we believe that there’s a better alternative.

The main purpose of Stem Cell Therapy is to treat orthopedic conditions AND avoid surgery. We believe that the less invasive a procedure the better.

Instead of putting patients through a process of harvesting their own stem cells, we use Stem Cells that are already ready to be put to work. We obtain stem cells that are processed at an FDA approved facility and sent to us.

This means that when you come to our facility you don’t have to go through the process of extracting your own stem cells.

We use donated, amniotic stem cells, which may be the most effective stem cells for treating orthopedic conditions.

In as little as 45 minutes you’ll be out the door and you can resume normal activity almost immediately!

Want to learn more? Call the Stem Cell Professionals at 717-881-2343.

References:

LIZ NEPORENT ABC MEDICAL UNIT May 9, 2011, News article Retrieved from: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/GMAHealth/stem-cell-treatment-ease-osteoarthritis-pain-offer-alternative/story?id=13550160