Are you looking for a quick and non-invasive procedure to effectively treat your arthritis? Stem cell treatment could be just what you’re looking for.
If you have a painful knee, for example, and want to avoid the stress of undergoing a total knee replacement, cutting-edge stem cell therapy could offer much-needed relief.
What is stem cell therapy for arthritis?
Stem cell therapy represents a relatively new way of treating arthritis pain. During the procedure, a patient is put under general anesthetic and stem cells are collected from their hip bone or abdominal fat using a special syringe.
The cells are concentrated, isolated, and injected into the patient’s affected joint with the help of an x-ray. There is evidence that doing this can stimulate damaged tissues to start repairing themselves, with results usually appearing gradually. The procedure itself, however, will likely take around an hour and patients do not have to remain in hospital to recover.
How is arthritis usually treated?
Osteoarthritis – the most common form of arthritis – occurs when cartilage in the bone slowly wears down. It is a degenerative condition that should be treated in its early stages to achieve the best results and avoid long-term pain.
When patients are first diagnosed with arthritis, they usually manage their symptoms through lifestyle changes such as losing weight or exercising more. Sometimes, they take pain-relieving medications on prescription. However, as symptoms progress, patients are often referred for invasive therapies such as total knee replacements. While knee replacement surgery can offer effective pain relief, it often takes many months to recover from. What’s more, most patients never regain full function of their joint.
It is only in recent years that stem cell therapy has emerged as a possible alternative to invasive surgeries for arthritis patients. As more people discover its benefits, the number of arthritis patients undergoing stem cell therapy is likely to increase in the coming years.
What are the benefits of stem cell therapy for arthritis?
Selecting an arthritis therapy to suit your requirements can be tricky. If you’re wondering whether to try stem cell therapy for the first time, take a look at the following advantages:
It’s minimally invasive
Stem cell therapy is minimally invasive, meaning you do not need to undergo major surgery to enjoy its benefits. It is designed to treat pain and inflammation at the site of the joint using a specially designed syringe. Unlike knee surgery, stem cell therapy does not require any in-hospital recovery, meaning patients can get on with their day once the procedure is complete. Although you may feel a little swelling and pain following treatment, this should not last long and you will be able to carry out most types of everyday task.
It allows your body to repair naturally
Stem cell therapy only uses cells that have been taken from the body of the patient themselves. Indeed, we are only just discovering the power of naturally occurring stem cells to treat problems affecting the muscles, joints, ligaments, and tendons. If you are keen on natural forms of therapy, stem cell treatment will suit your needs perfectly.
Scientific studies and anecdotal evidence are promising
Despite being relatively new, stem cell therapy is touted by some scientists as a promising treatment for arthritis. Although the results of scientific studies have been rather mixed, most people who go ahead with stem cell therapy report some improvement in their condition. Some medical professionals believe that the treatment can help repair damaged cartilage, soothe inflammation, reduce pain, and delay disease progression.
It can be used post-surgery
Even if you choose to go ahead with surgery to treat your arthritis, stem cell therapy could still be used to aid your recovery. Early evidence suggests that stem cells could assist with healing your joint throughout the recovery period.
How much does stem cell treatment for arthritis cost?
Contrary to popular belief, stem cell therapies are reasonably priced and could save you money in the long term. If you would like more details about the cost of a session, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our friendly team.
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Dr. Sairam Atluri is a pioneer of stem cell therapy in the Cincinnati area. He is one of the very few in the country performing intra-discal and subchondral injections to treat back pain and joint pain. He gives national talks and teaches other physicians about stem cell therapy. He is also a co-editor of one of the largest textbooks about regenerative medicine. Dr. Atluri is part of the team which wrote the ASIPP guidelines for stem cells to treat back pain. He is one of the few in the area to be certified in Regenerative Medicine by American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians [ASIPP].