How Can Stem Cell Therapy Treat Chronic Pain?
Are you tired of trying treatment after treatment, without success for relieving your chronic pain? It can be hard to live with debilitating pain, especially when there aren’t any answers to reduce your discomfort.
Many patients walk the same path: visiting different doctors and specialists, spending money on modern medicine, seeking alternative care, then finally coming to terms that chronic pain is just a part of life. But the truth is that you don’t have to live this way. Our team of pain management doctors have powerful techniques and sustainable solutions to help you restore your wellness.
One option you might consider is stem cell therapy. When you have an injury, arthritis, or an autoimmune condition, this treatment is a way to reduce the discomfort by promoting cell regeneration.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is known as a regenerative medicine. It gets to the root cause of your pain, instead of simply masking the symptoms with medication.
Humans have stem cells that work as the building blocks for cell creation during embryonic development. During this phase of growth, stem cells can transform into any type of cell that is needed to establish human life. What starts as a few cells, quickly multiplies indefinitely to form the human body and everything that is needed: organ cells, skin cells, bones, and more.
These stem cells are still present in the adult body, but they are located mostly in the blood, bone marrow, and adipose fat. Even though adult stem cells don’t have the same power as embryonic stem cells, they still offer regenerative benefits. Using stem cells in the right way can promote repair and rebuilding.
How Stem Cells Help with Chronic Pain
The key to success with stem cell treatment is to redirect these stem cells into the areas of the body that need them most. We use modern medical techniques to carefully harvest the stem cells. Then, the concentrated cells are strategically placed to target the damaged tissue. As a result, the body can heal and your pain decreases.
Local anesthesia is used to harvest these stem cells in an in-office procedure. Then, the harvested cells are injected into your area of pain. Once the stem cells are in the injured area, they go to work to regenerate, repair tissue, and reduce inflammation.
This response works with the natural healing functions in your body. It works with the body to promote healthy tissue growth and repair. This approach can offer long-term results because you are getting to the underlying factors causing your pain.
Stem Cell Therapy Can Help These Conditions
A variety of chronic pain issues can be addressed using stem cell therapy. Doctors have found success with these conditions:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Joint pain
- Connective tissue injuries
- Nerve damage
This isn’t a comprehensive list – just a quick overview showing the various conditions that can improve using stem cell therapy. As research continues, it’s clear that stem cell therapy can be a viable solution for most orthopedic and musculoskeletal issues.
For example, when this therapy is used for joint pain or arthritis, stem cell therapy can target on-site generation of cartilage. This rubbery tissue acts as a cushion in the joint, and loss of cartilage is often a root cause of chronic joint pain. Injecting stem cells can promote healthy cellular growth to restore the missing cartilage. As a result, you have more cushioning in the joint and your pain levels will likely decrease.
Timeline for Healing After Stem Cell Therapy
The results can vary depending on your medical condition and overall health. Many people notice a difference from just one or two treatments. On the other hand, there are times when a series of stem cell treatments are necessary before you achieve the best results.
Remember that it takes time for the stem cells to rebuild within your body. Be patient with the healing process and maintain communication with our team so we can assist in your pain management as needed.
Do Stem Cell Treatments Actually Work for Chronic Pain?
The results you will receive from your stem cell therapy depends on your unique health conditions and the experience of your doctor. This treatment only works with proper delivery of the stem cells to the injured area. Be aware that not all providers have the same education and knowledge about these treatments.
The best solution is to choose a provider who specializes in pain management using stem cells. This in-depth knowledge gives you access to the best services in the industry. Do your research before choosing a provider so you can optimize the outcome of your treatment plan.
Is Stem Cell Therapy Right for You?
As more information comes to light about stem cell treatments, this therapy is becoming more commonly used across the country. Many people are good candidates for stem cell treatment, although there are a few factors that might mean you aren’t the right candidate.
Here are a few examples of when stem cell therapy is most effective:
- Pro or Weekend Sports: When you are enjoying an active lifestyle, it’s inevitable that you will experience an injury at some point. Whether you are a professional or weekend warrior, stem cell therapy can be a great solution to get you back on the field as quickly as possible after an accident.
- Osteoarthritis Pain: Chronic pain from arthritis can affect every area of your life. If you have ongoing pain from an autoimmune condition like osteoarthritis, then stem cell therapy can be a good solution to reduce inflammation and restore the cartilage in the joints.
- Surgery Candidates: If a doctor has recommended that you have surgery, consider talking to a pain specialist before going under the knife. Stem cell therapy can be a viable alternative to traditional surgical treatments.
If you fall in any of these categories, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with our pain management team for more information.
Help for Chronic Pain
There is hope for relief if you are living life with chronic pain. The first step is to schedule a consultation with our group of pain management doctors at Texas Partners Healthcare Group. Contact our office when you are ready to learn more about stem cell therapy and other treatments for chronic pain.