A recent article on NewsMax Health shed some more light on the increasing popular stem cell therapy injections. Stem cell therapy has been an ongoing close study alternative for those suffering from arthritis. The Newsmax Health article provided evidence that just a single small dose of stem cells could help reduce pain as well as inflammation caused by arthritis.
What is Arthritis?
Arthritis causes painful inflammation in the joints as well as stiffness. It can affect any joint in the body as well as the heart, lungs, kidneys, eyes and even skin. While there are over 100 different types of arthritis, the most common type is Osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative arthritis that occurs when the cartilage wears away and causes the bones to rub against each other. This bone on bone rubbing can cause severe pain, swelling and stiffness in the area that can last days, weeks, months and even years. As osteoarthritis progresses the pain can turn into a chronic pain leaving the person in constant pain. This chronic pain can increase the risk of weight gain and weakened muscles and limited mobility. This type of arthritis typically occurs in the weight-bearing joints such as the hips and spine but it most commonly affects the knees. Osteoarthritis can also affect the neck, fingers, and toes.
Stem Cell Therapy Success
There has never been a cure or effective treatment for osteoarthritis, but stem cell therapy is looking to be a promising option. As the NewsMax article points out, from a study done on 18 individuals all that received stem cells injections, the injections varied from low dose, medium dose to high dose injections. Six months after the injection the patients were re—examined and every person in all the groups showed improvement not just with the pain, but also with their functionality and mobility.
While some individuals who suffered from osteoarthritis have undergone risky surgery such as full knee replacements these have often lead to an extended recovery time that can actually cause more damage than good. Since a majority of the individuals who suffer from osteoarthritis tend to be older, surgery can be a high risk. Stem Cell Therapy, however, is a non-invasive procedure that is typically done and over within 40 minutes.
While the NewsMax Health article showcased studies done on stem cell injection when using the patient’s own stem cells, at the Stem Cell Professionals only amniotic stem cells are used. These stem cells contain a vital stem cells from the amniotic fluid, which have been donated after a scheduled C-section. Stem Cell therapy can help cells go from a degenerative process and into a regenerative process. The stem cell injections allow the body to produce the cells that are needed in the affected area.
The Stem Cell Professionals have performed dozens of stem cell injections without any side effects to a single patient. The recovery process can be much quicker with stem cell injections and most patients feel some relief from the pain in just a few weeks.