Although stem cell therapy is still considered to be in its infancy, it has proven to be a useful and powerful tool in helping to improve, repair, and augment the healing of various musculoskeletal problems. Health issues associated with the musculoskeletal system, which includes our muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, joints, and various other connective tissues, can be extremely taxing.
The musculoskeletal system supports and binds tissues and organs together, allowing us to perform a wide range of physical activity. When one single aspect of the system is compromised it can result in hampered movement and mobility, ongoing pain, and diminished quality of life. Many of the common remedies associated with injuries and illnesses that affect the system involve a combination of drug therapies and surgical procedures.
Thus, the hope that stem cell therapy has given those suffering with such problems and the results that have been observed and experienced have helped to improve the quality of life for many, while creating optimism for the future. We are on the cutting edge of a new way of dealing with and solving musculoskeletal problems.
Common Uses Today
There are various injuries and maladies for which stem cells are used today. Commonly the stem cells are injected into the area to be treated. Once they have been injected into the damaged area, they begin working to aid in the repair of it. This may include:
- Amniotic Derived Stem Cells
- Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells
- Adipose (Fat) Derived Stem Cells
Stem cells have been found to be effective in treating joint problems and various disorders, including arthritis, regions where cartilage and ligament damage has been experienced, and bone injuries. There’s also a lot of hope for the future use of stem cells in a wide range of situations, including heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes mellitus, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and burn treatments.
The Power of Stem Cells
Stem cells derive their power from the fact that they are versatile, having the potential to differentiate into a wide range of cell types. This makes them highly adaptable, as they can adjust to help muscles, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and bones heal. Additionally, they have been shown to possess the power to reduce inflammation and enable healing, so that tissues grow more quickly.
The treatment itself is minimally invasive, usually involving an injection in the area to be treated. It is also considered to be a low risk type of therapy. For many, the use of stem cells is certainly preferred to more invasive surgeries that involve protracted periods of recuperation and rehabilitation.
Are You Candidate for Stem Cell Therapy?
If you have muscle, cartilage, tendon, ligament, joint, or bone injuries or damage, then you may be a good candidate for stem cell therapy. In practicing osteopathic medicine, many doctors now offer patients a range of treatments that include stem cell therapy, rehabilitation, drug treatments, and/or surgery. With more choices, and the opportunity to try something like stem cell treatment, which is less invasive, considered to be relatively risk free, and results driven, patients have the opportunity to experience the newest medical techniques.
If you or a loved one is suffering from degenerative arthritis, sports injuries, ligament or tendon injury, call or email us today to find a location close to you for treatment – (844) GET-STEM!