When we’re young we take our health for granted. We assume that we’re going to feel great all the time. We think we’ll be able to run marathons, lift weights and play tackle football forever. The sad fact is that as time goes on our body begins to wear out. Overuse of our knees from running marathons now gives us knee pain. Years of lifting too much weight now have given us shoulder pain and that tackle football injury in our 20s left us with daily lower back pain in our 60s. When you’re in pain playing tackle football is the last thing you want to do. For some people living in pain just a painless walk in the park would bring joy. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to fix our joints without surgery? No one wants to have their knees removed or their hips replaced.
Regenerative medicine is a solution to healing your painful joints without going into a painful, costly and time consuming process of surgery. But what exactly does the term “Regenerative Medicine” mean?
According to energyfanatics.com the broad term regenerative medicine:
“In broad terms, regenerative medicine is a therapy that combines science and medicine to assist the body to repair, replace and regenerate damaged tissues and organs. This type of science-based medicine can be used to repair damaged heart muscles, restore burned or damaged skin, or replace damaged organs. It can also be used to treat spinal cord injury and bone disease.
One of the main goals of regenerative medicine is to extend and improve people’s quality of life by restoring their body back to a normal functional state. To achieve this goal, regenerative medicine focuses on a variety of research areas, including but not limited to biomaterials engineering, transplantation science, cell therapy and tissue engineering.”
The source mentioned a lot of instances where organs can be healed however; in our situation we use Stem Cell Therapy to treat painful joint conditions such as knee pain, hip pain and elbow pain.
Why Regenerative Medicine:
There are a lot of reasons why a person with joint pain should seek regenerative medicine before they undergo surgery.
Most of the time regenerative medicine is much more inexpensive than surgery. In fact, stem cell therapy compared to a total knee replacement is a tiny fraction of the actual cost of stem cell therapy. With stem cell therapy you will have to pay a reasonable upfront cost and then you’re done. You start healing your painful joints right away and that’s everything. There’s no hospital stay cots, surgical costs, no cost of expensive replacement body parts etc. This doesn’t even factor in the cost that you will take a huge toll financially is you have to take up to six weeks off for recovery. If you have knee pain are interested in learning how stem cell therapy compares to a total knee replacement finically check out our blog post.
Not only is regenerative medicine more inexpensive than surgery, or any sort of invasive treatment, regenerative medicine is an overall better medical process for the patient. What exactly do I mean by a better medical process? The entire purpose of any medical treatment is to improve your overall quality of life. Six miserable weeks of recovery from surgery for a chance of feeling better doesn’t provide you the best quality of life as a medical process when there are alternatives that have a 2-day recovery time. Which would you choose 6 weeks or 2 days?
With stem cell therapy you can be in and out of the office in one hour and you can walk again in 3 days. The overall process is easier on you.
Besides being less expensive than invasive treatments and having a less painful process, regenerative medicine is also just as ethical. When you undergo regenerative therapy or stem cell therapy, you can be sure than no one else was affected in the process of obtaining the regenerative medicine itself. At stem cell professionals we only us amniotic stem cells that are donated to us from patients and then processed at an FDA approved lab. When it comes to stem cell therapy, regenerative medicine and ethical concerns you have nothing to worry about.