04 Oct Stem Cell Therapy and Pain Management
STEM CELL THERAPY AND PAIN MANAGEMENT
When you’re suffering from pain or injury, there are many ways to begin your relief and recovery process. The most common procedures are often surgery, pain medication, or even a combination of both. While pain medication and surgery have their uses, there is often another pain relief method that many have not considered: regenerative medicine.
One of the biggest reasons for stem cell therapy over other pain relief methods is its non-invasive nature. There’s no anaesthesia, no operating room, and no extended downtime after the procedure. With stem cell therapy, you are able to have your procedure handled in an outpatient setting and you are free to simply walk out of the clinic immediately afterwards. Regenerative medicine such as stem cells and Platelet Rich Plasma has the ability to work with ligament injuries, back pain, joint paint, and even weakness in the muscles and joints. This is only scratching the surface of what stem cells can offer, and the potential is limitless.
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How Can Stem Cell Therapy Help Manage My Pain?
Stem cell therapy can also help you manage pain by getting rid of the pain altogether. Patients suffering from pain can be at risk of depending too heavily on regular medication to relieve the pain. However, this only works with the pain sensations and does not do anything to tackle the causes of the pain. This is what separates it from regenerative medicine, which will use stem cells to regenerate into the damaged tissue or other cells in order to help heal the affected area of the body.
To learn more about how stem cell therapy may be the ideal pain management solution for your discomfort, contact us at Colorado Medical Solutions today.
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE IN PAIN?
For starters, there are many ways to begin your relief and recovery process. Standard procedures such as surgery or pain medication have traditionally been the first line of defense. Sometimes, it can even be a combination of both. Although pain medication and surgery have their own advantages and uses, there is one kind of pain management method which is not yet considered by many simply because they are not aware of its existence. This therapy falls under the category of regenerative medicine. Within the realm of regenerative medicine are a number of modalities such as Platelet rich plasma, Exosomes and finally, Stem Cell therapy.
One of the biggest reasons our doctors prefer stem cell therapy over other pain relief methods is its non-invasive nature. This means it does not involve anesthesia, operating rooms, or even extended downtime after procedures. Through stem cell therapy, your procedure is handled in an outpatient setting, and you can easily walk out of the clinic after it is administered. Regenerative medicine, just like stem cells and Platelet Rich Plasma, can aid in excellent healing effects on ligament injuries, back pain, joint pain, or even weakness felt in the muscles and joints. Just check our testimonials page to learn more. With so much exciting research being published and medicare covering certain procedures in the regenerative medicine field, You can say that science is just scratching the surface of what Stem Cells can offer. As mentioned in an article on thehealthsite by Debjani Arora, The potential of stem cells is limitless.
How Can Stem Cell Therapy Help Manage Pain?
Question: So, how does stem cell therapy manage pain?
Answer: By potentially getting rid of the pain altogether.
Patients who suffer from pain may be at risk of depending too much on regular medications to relieve their pain. Although steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs such as nSAIDS may aid in temporary relief, they only block the sensation of pain. They neglect to tackle the root cause of the problem. In addition, they can be quite taxing on your stomach lining, liver and other organs. On the contrary, what separates regenerative medicine from traditional methods is that they directly heal the affected area of the body. This is usually done with a process known as Stem Cell Therapy.
What You Need To Know About Stem Cell Therapy
Human stem cells are generally building blocks from which all other cells are made. These are most potent during its embryonic development. In this stage, stem cells are capable of transforming themselves into whatever cells are needed to form human life. They then multiply indefinitely into a specific type of cell. They may be liver cells, skin cells, or brain cells; you name it.
As an adult, you generally have stem cells throughout your body. Most of these cells are located in your bone marrow, blood, and adipose fat. Although these cells are not as powerful as they were when you were younger, they are still undergoing embryonic development. However, even at an older age, they still contain massive transformative and regenerative potential. Whenever you’re injured, these cells are the ones who immediately jump into action in order to rebuild and repair the cells that were affected. But often, they are not available in the quantity and concentration you exactly need.
Redirecting Your Stem Cells
With stem cell therapy, your body can utilize stem cells coming from your bone marrow and redirect them where you need them the most. Through this process, your body finally gets the boosting power it needs to heal your damaged tissues successfully. This natural healing process results in your pain potentially being alleviated.
So how does the Stem cell therapy process work?
Your stem cells are harvested during an in-office procedure by using local anesthesia. Once they are successfully harvested, these stem cells are then injected into the damaged tissues being readily accepted by your body.
As these stem cells move along in reducing inflammation to regenerate and repair your tissues, they also provide more healing resources. As mentioned, what’s great about this approach in addressing chronic pain is that it doesn’t just mask the pain. Instead, it works with your body to finally address and repair the underlying problem to provide long-term healing results. Depending on the severity of your medical condition, patients may need to undergo a series of stem cell treatments.
Fighting Body Pain
Since stem cells are a natural resource, they are successfully used to potentially relieve chronic pain that may result from:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Connective tissue injuries
- Joint pains
The great thing about stem cell therapy is that there has been increasing evidence of its reliability and effectiveness in possibly solving orthopedic and musculoskeletal issues.
Pains Treated By Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy is generally known to help control and reduce inflammation in the body because of their anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties.
These properties are able to control and balance the immune system successfully. This kind of therapy can also help relieve pains that are associated with:
- Articular lesion
- Lesions of chronic meniscus
- Knee pain
- Ligament injuries
- Swelling of joints
- Tendonitis rotator cuff temperature
Stem Cell Therapy Treatment: How Does It Work?
As mentioned, stem cells can be obtained from the bone marrow and the fatty tissues if patients through effortless outpatient care. Once stem cells are injected in the affected areas, it automatically initiates regeneration within the damaged tissues.
Here are some of the potential benefits brought about by stem cell therapy:
- Quick recovery and immediate feel of improvement after the first application. Although, take note that effects may vary according to your condition.
- Patients will automatically experience better movement and increased body activity. Thus, feeling more energetic.
- Reduced inflammation and pain
- The patient can return to his/her regular activities after 48 hours (or even less).
And of course, treatment may contribute to the release of growth factors in the body, which will successfully stimulate other cells too. This is highly vital when it comes to tissue repair and wound healing of the body’s affected areas.
The Bottomline: Your Pain May Be Treatable
Whoever said it wasn’t? Studies have shown how Stem Cell Therapy is becoming an effective alternative for chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders felt by the body. Although treating chronic pain is one of the most challenging issues being addressed by modern science, stem cell therapy is quickly becoming an increasingly more popular option for treatment.
It’s safe to say that stem cells in regenerative medicine are changing the game in the world of medicine as an emerging alternative. To find out more about stem cell therapy as an ideal pain management solution for any discomfort, please do contact us at Colorado Medical Solutions today.