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When you’re dealing with chronic pain, you want answers. Fast.
For the 31 million Americans dealing with osteoarthritis—the most common cause of disability in adults—or another painful joint condition, stem cell therapies offer an alternative to the side effects of drugs or the risks of surgery.
Sure, medications may temporarily help reduce inflammation and pain. But it’s only temporary—and the dangerous, toxic nature of many drugs can prove damaging and counterproductive.
Surgery may be on your radar, but you likely have concerns about more than just the discomfort of going under the knife. The potential risks of dangerous side-effects might outweigh the potential benefits—and even those might be in question. In a recent study, as many as 80 percent of orthopedic surgeries were found to be ineffective or fraught with negative long-term outcomes, including: joint replacement, arthroscopic cleaning, spinal fusion, and repairs for shoulder labrum and meniscus tears.
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3 Things to Know About Stem Cells
1. Natural healing potential — There are multiple sources of adult stem cells found in your body, including bone marrow or fat (adipose) tissue, and you can also receive stem cells from donor sources. A skilled medical team can harvest stem cells from highly concentrated areas in the body, concentrate the healing growth factors within the cells, and then inject the cells into a damaged joint or tissues, allowing the body to heal naturally.
2. For multiple conditions — Stem cell treatments have potential benefits for being a viable treatment option for treating or aiding recovery from many conditions and injuries, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Neck and back pain, commonly lower back pain
- Torn meniscus
- Sprains, strains and broken bones
- Achilles tendinitis
- Rotator cuff tears
3. Tailored for pain — Stem cell therapy injections provide a nonsurgical treatment option that can provide long-lasting relief from chronic joint pain. That’s because stem cells decrease nerve damage and the formation of scar tissue. These cells are able to mobilize around the site of an injury to repair nerve damage, improve muscle control and restore function and mobility. Not only do stem cells work to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with these conditions, they also can work to repair and regenerate the damaged tissues of the body.
The sooner you can treat joint pain, the better the odds of successful outcomes. Because when a person has less inflammation and pain, they function better. And a joint or spine issue that is not treated properly will generally get worse over time.
Next Step: Learn If Stem Cell Therapy Is Right For You
Are you looking for treatment options for joint pain that help you stay active—without the side effects of drugs or risks of surgery? Contact the experts at Atlanta Innovative Medicine for a complimentary consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for stem cell therapy or another nonsurgical approach to reducing joint pain and fostering healing.
By Dr. Farhan Malik, MD
Atlanta Innovative Medicine
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