Osteoarthritis is the wearing down of protective cartilage that covers the ends of bones in the joint that causes inflammation. Arthritis is simply “inflammation of a joint,” and since all joints are bones, Osteoarthritis and arthritis can be used interchangeably. This condition can affect people of any age, but tends to be more prominent in individuals 45 and older.
Some Risk Factors That May Lead To Degeneration Of Joints Include:
- Being Overweight
- Previous Injury To Joints
- Genetic Defect Or Deformity
- Active Lifestyle And Sports Injuries
Traditional Treatments For Arthritis
Conventional treatments include Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen and Advil, prescription pain medications like oxycodone, corticosteroid injections, artificial lubricant injections, exercise, Physical Therapy, and weight management. All of these traditional treatments may help reduce symptoms temporarily, but do nothing to repair the damaged joint that is sending pain signals to the brain.
In some cases, your doctor may recommend arthroscopic surgery where the orthopedic surgeon will use an arthroscope, a very small camera to view the inside of your joint and use tiny cuts to insert small surgical tools to attempt to repair damage within the joint. Recovery time for this procedure is several weeks.
In more severe cases, an orthopedic surgeon may suggest a total joint replacement surgery. During this procedure, they will cut out the damaged joint, extract it, and replace it with an artificial joint. Recovery time for this procedure is several weeks to several months. Joint replacement surgery should only be discussed after all non-surgical therapies have been pursued. Surgery exposes patients to risk of infection, rejection, and even death.
Stem Cell Therapy For Arthritis And Osteoarthritis
Stemcellix offers Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Treatments as a viable alternative to surgery and traditional drug treatments. All of our treatments are non-invasive and natural. Our stem cell procedures are done on an outpatient basis and only take about 2-3 hours. Stemcellix’s regenerative techniques prove to have much less recovery time and significantly decreased risk compared to surgery and steroid treatments. By using stem cell and PRP treatments, we are treating the cause of the pain and inflammation, not just covering up the symptoms. We deliver healing cells directly to the source of dysfunction so you joint heals naturally, thereby eliminating the need for drugs and surgery.
How Do Stem Cells Help With Arthritis And Osteoarthritis
Pain is your body’s signal to the brain that something is wrong. Medications and steroids mask that signal, but the cause of the pain is still there. By covering up the signal for help, you allow more damage to occur. Adipose derived stem cell treatments correct the underlying issue that sends pain signals to the brain, thereby eliminating the need for drugs, steroid injections, and surgery. During this procedure, a doctor will take a small amount of fat tissue from your thigh or abdomen. (Fat tissue is rich in Mesenchymal Stem Cells). Then we will wash and condense the stem cells and inject them back into the knee. The entire process takes less than three hours, with little to no recovery time, no stitches, and no braces, crutches, or PT.
Stem Cell Therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that provides an effective alternative to surgery. Patients who undergo stem cell therapy are released to normal daily activity the next day. No time off work to recover required. But most importantly, patients who choose stem cell avoid all the potential risks of general anesthesia (being put to sleep), blood clots, rejection, and infection.
If you would like to find out more about how one treatment can eliminate your Osteoarthritis pain without drugs, toxic injections, or surgery, simply fill out the contact form below and one of our knowledgeable staff members will contact you to set up a free consultation with one of our doctors.