Seen in conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and other underlying diseases, joint pain can derail one’s day-to-day life, making it difficult to complete everyday tasks without significant discomfort. Oftentimes, home remedies like over-the-counter medications and hot or cold therapy fall short in delivering meaningful improvement of symptoms. On the other hand, many patients search for alternative solutions to invasive joint replacement surgeries with the potential for complications and time of recovery.
Today, Regenerative Medicine is drawing attention as an appealing alternative. Medical experts and researchers are studying and leveraging stem cells for the potential to treat challenging conditions, such as chronic joint pain.
Stem Cell Therapy as a Non-Surgical Option for Chronic Joint Pain
Stem cells can be sourced from the patient themselves through adipose (fat) tissue, bone marrow, or from umbilical cord derived tissue. Each patient’s medical history and available imaging is reviewed to ensure the patient is a viable candidate for stem cell therapy. Then based on the review, a treatment plan is customized to fit their specific needs. The procedure may be performed under ultrasound guidance for a targeted delivery.
Stem cells provide the potential to offer significant improvement in joint pain, mobility, and inflammation. However, since each patient is different in their condition and degree of condition, results may vary but some may be able to delay or prevent the need for joint replacement surgery. It is important for patients to follow the provider’s post-op care which may also include suggestions for diet and vitamins to create a positive environment for the cells to function.
This post was written by Becky Palmer, a medical professional at Stemedix Inc. At Stemedix we provide access to Regenerative Medicine for the joints, also known as stem cell therapy for joints! Regenerative medicine has the natural potential to help improve symptoms sometimes lost from the progression of many conditions.