Is Stem Cell Therapy Effective?
As we age we put a lot of wear and tear on our joints. Throughout our lives we abuse our bodies. We played sports in High School, we jogged for miles putting stress on our knees and we lifted too much weight in the gym. It completely makes sense that our knees, and other joints, give us pain. As we age the tissue in our joints wear down. We literally abuse our joints to the point where there is no cartilage in our joints anymore. Our bodies have an amazing ability to heal themselves. However, the cartilage and tissue inside our joints doesn’t heal as effectively as a cut on your finger.
When we destroy the cartilage inside our joints we begin to develop Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is the term we use for destruction of the joints. However, even if we have Osteoarthritis it doesn’t mean we have to live with knee, or joint, pain forever. We live in an age where there are other options besides expensive, timely total knee replacement surgery such as stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy has been all over the new lately but does it really work? With stem cell therapy being so new how do we really determine if it’s effective?
Stem Cell Therapy Results
How can we really tell if stem cell therapy is effective? Let’s take a look at a few people you might know who believe in the results of stem cell therapy.
For many people they believe Peyton Manning using stem cells to heal his neck was a complete success. Let’s back up a bit. Peyton Manning, one of the most marketable players in the NFL was injured in game against the Washington Redskins when his helmet was ripped off by another player. It seemed as though he was pain free and everything was going fine until he injured himself again in the neck in 2010. Peyton thought he was getting better but he also thought he didn’t have the arm strength that he had before the injury. What did he decide to do? Manning decided to undergo surgery on a part of the neck that his doctors thought was causing the continued pain. However, it seemed as though that wasn’t the case. Peyton Manning seemed to be getting frustrated and desperate and he traveled to have Stem Cell Therapy as a final resort. The seasons following the stem cell injections led him to having some of the most successful, fain free seasons in Peyton’s career.
It’s hard to argue with the fact that stem cell therapy is effective. After multiple attempts to relieve the pain caused by his injury the stem cells were the last, and only successful method of healing his injured neck. Just like many people experiencing joint pain and choosing stem cell therapy the stem cells were injected into the neck joint of Peyton and within 3 months he was feeling good enough to get back to his everyday life.
Bartolo Colon is a major league baseball player and in 2005 plated for the New York Yankees. In 2005 Colon’s career started to look dim after he struggled with injuries. For years he suffered pain and in 2010 an elbow surgery kept him out of the entire season! Colon didn’t have too many options and decided to try stem cell therapy. A few months later he appeared to be back in action. Colon was pitching 92 MPH fastballs or better, he has gone 2-1 with an earned run average of 3.81 or better after stem cell therapy.
What exactly happened? How do you go from years of pain and surgery to throwing 92 mph fastballs again? According to the New York Times Colon’s doctor, Dr. Joseph Purita, an orthopedic surgeon for Colon, injected stem cells into Colon’s elbow and shoulder. The stem cells went to work as regenerative cells and began repairing the ligament damage and torn rotator cuff.
Athletes are prime examples of people who abuse their joints. Most athletes have made a career of abusing their knees, their hips, necks, backs and any other joint. Athletes know that if they want to stay on the field they have to be willing to try new medical procedures. If an athlete were to get a knee replacement instead of using regenerative medicine they would basically have to call it quits to sports. However, the biggest athletes in the world, with the best medical care in the world see value in stem cell therapy and are remaining on the field as your favorite players because of this new regenerative medicine.
If you have any questions about stem cell therapy or if you think you are a qualified candidate of stem cell therapy call the stem cell professionals in York, PA today.