If you are researching your options for stem cell therapy, you probably want to know why stem cells aid in pain relief and recovery, right?
Let’s start off with the basics. What is a stem cell?
A stem cell is a special type of cell that can replicate and transform into other types of cells that the body may need to replace. Since many types of cells are not normally regenerative after a certain point, using stem cells to replenish those that have been severely damaged can offer new hope to those suffering from what was once thought to be irreversible pain, or only helped by surgery.
There are several cell therapies that are becoming more and more widespread, including:
- Adipose tissue stem cell therapy
- Bone marrow stem cell therapy
- Mesenchymal cellular therapy
Let’s learn more about how stem cells can help with pain relief, and if any of these regenerative medicine techniques could help speed your recovery.
Stem Cells for Pain Relief
How can you use stem cells for pain relief? Amazingly, these versatile cells can be injected into virtually any area a patient is suffering from pain, including:
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
These stem cells then get to work in the affected area, amplifying your body’s natural healing and thus giving you non-surgical pain relief. Since they have the ability to duplicate themselves and transform into many cell types, you may soon find yourself without pain, whether it’s your cartilage, ligaments, muscles, or tendons that have been causing you trouble.
Our doctors use mesenchymal derived cells that are from Wharton’s jelly. This is material that has been donated after birth by healthy mothers who have been screened for disease. It is derived from the umbilical cord, which would ordinarily be discarded after birth. Wharton’s jelly is the source of some of potent and effective stem cells due to their young age. As we grow older, our cells are less and less able to perform their magic, so these injections can be quite miraculous for pain relief and assisting recovery.
Another regenerative medicine treatment we offer at Tarpon Total Health Care is platelet-rich-plasma or PRP injections.
This unique therapy is performed by extracting a sample of blood from the patient and spinning it rapidly to separate the platelets from the other blood cells. We are left with a concentrated formula, known as PRP, that is full of growth factors that can enhance healing and provide astonishing relief within an affected area.
Our regenerative medicine clinic utilizes cutting-edge procedures that help our patients get back into the swing of things as quickly and painlessly as possible. We know that many of our patients would rather avoid surgery wherever possible, which is where stem cells and PRP can work wonders.
Find out what type of options you have when it comes to using stem cells to help relieve pain and aid recovery. Set up your consultation with our doctors today.