Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy – General Blog
The immune system is possibly the most fundamental network of cells, tissues, and organs for maintaining overall health of the body. Designed to fight against infection and disease, it is also the complex system responsible for all of the body’s restoration and healing processes after an injury. When the body is healthy, the immune system is constantly busy repairing damaged and replacing old tissues. At its best, it operates quietly and smoothly in the background, continuously searching for and eliminating any possible threats or invaders it can find.
Only when some part of the immune system is disrupted, shocked, or exhausted does it become clear how much it affects a person’s total health and well-being. The fact that this complicated system involves so many different parts communicating with each other makes it especially vulnerable to problems. When overwhelmed by an injury, infection, or other attack on the body, the immune system can easily become either weak or overactive. Symptoms of inflammation, fatigue, and chronic pain can become persistent in many conditions, and eventually resistant to healing and traditional treatments.
What is Stem Cell Therapy and How Does it Work?
The desperate need for safer and more effective treatment options has driven the latest, most incredible developments in regenerative medicine and technology. Chronic conditions and pain can limit your ability to complete everyday tasks, take a toll on your energy levels, and even lessen your body’s ability to fight off infections. Treatments using concentrated amounts of adult stem cells take full advantage of the role of the immune system in healing chronic, persistent conditions that were once considered essentially untreatable.
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Injuries and chronic conditions lessen the body’s natural ability to regenerate and heal itself. Conditions like these are painful and immobilizing, and can be very difficult to heal once inflammation develops and scar tissue begins to form. Stem Cell therapy is an advanced treatment protocol for those who have tried conventional methods to treat and heal soft tissue, tendon, and ligament damage without success. It is also effective for recovery from a variety of other conditions affecting the immune system or thyroid, diabetic ulcers, burns, different forms of arthritis, tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis.
By taking healthy stem cells already produced in other areas of the patient’s own body, then injecting them in potent amounts directly into the affected area or organ, the immune system is brought into action. In response, natural human growth factors are released, and immediately stimulate the repair of damaged tissues. Pain and inflammation subside, and healing can begin. Triggering and strengthening the body’s immune system allows it to heal the condition naturally, without the need to conceal symptoms with medication or risk cutting into the skin.
What are the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy?
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Repairs damaged tissues
- Helps restore deteriorating tissues
- Lessens the development of scar tissue
- Shortens healing time
- Stimulates the immune system
- A non-invasive strategy to avoid medications, steroid injections, or surgeries
Stem Cell therapy quickly reduces pain, and helps mend arthritic or damaged tissues while strengthening the body’s most essential healing processes. Conventional treatments in many cases, such as prescription medications or surgery, are only able to conceal symptoms. With the advantage of regenerative medicine techniques, the focus is on getting to the root of the problem, not just masking the pain. By treating the condition more directly, it can be healed and cleared up for good.
The knee joints are used in so many regular activities, and the soft tissues and cartilage are susceptible to damage or deterioration from overuse. Years of wear and tear can easily lead to arthritis or injuries that are difficult to heal. Not always caused by vigorous athletics and exercise, one sudden misstep can tear the supportive tissues of the knee joint like the MCL or ACL. Because of lengthy healing times, knee conditions and chronic inflammation are easily aggravated or re-injured. It is important for the immune system to heal the area quickly and safely, so that other conditions do not continue to develop.
Low Back / Disc
Lower back pain can be caused by problems with any part of the complex system of spinal nerves, discs, tendons, cartilage, and muscles that make up the lumbar spine. Chronic inflammation can develop due to lots of pressure on, or gradual deterioration of, the cartilage that sits between each vertebrae of the spine. Without this supportive cushioning between the discs, the bones can begin to rub together and wear down, leaving very sensitive nerves exposed and irritated. Nerve pain can spread down the limbs, making walking and even the smallest movements extremely difficult and painful. A back injury, facet syndrome, lumbar arthritis, and degenerative discs are some of the more common conditions affecting the discs of the spine, and can lead to lower back pain.
Upper Back / Disc
Pain in the upper back, or thoracic spine, affects any area from the base of the neck to the bottom of the rib cage. It includes the various muscles, tendons, nerves, cartilage discs, and the 12 stabilizing vertebrae that attach to the ribs and chest. This structure provides support that allows a person to stand up straight and hold up the neck and torso. Causes of upper back pain can include an injury to any part of the thoracic structure, joint dysfunction, muscle strain, poor posture, myofascial pain, or degeneration of tissue due to osteoarthritis or overuse. Many people who work long hours on a computer or at a desk experience pain in the upper back area.
Shoulder injuries are often seen in those involved in intense sports or other athletic activities, but can also be the result of overuse or stress on the joint, and usually affect the tendons, ligaments, and muscles. The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the body, and naturally takes a lot of wear and tear. After years of use, any extreme or repetitive motion can lead to injury or deterioration of those soft tissues that protect the shoulder joint. Larger joints like the shoulder contain cushions of fluid-filled sacs that can become inflamed, leading to a painful condition called bursitis. Very difficult to treat, all types of inflammation can immobilize the joint, and make movement painful.
Peripheral neuropathy, resulting from damage to the peripheral nerve system, affects more than 3 million people in the US per year. The peripheral nerve system includes an intricate network of communication that connects the brain and spinal cord to the skin, muscles, and organs. Damage within the peripheral nerve system can cause severe pain, and impair muscle movement and tactile feeling in different areas of the body. Symptoms can include nerve pain, heightened sensitivity, numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness or cramping. This condition can make walking and daily activities difficult and extremely uncomfortable, and also affect balance and coordination. Some common causes might be diabetes, infections, inherited or autoimmune diseases, poor nutrition, or problems with the kidneys or thyroid, but peripheral neuropathy can also result from an injury or pressure on the nerves.
COPD, emphysema, and chronic bronchitis are all terms used to describe health conditions defined by poor airflow and persistent inflammation within the lungs. Shortness of breath and a persistent cough that produces mucus are usually the first noticeable symptoms, and progressively tend to get worse over time. As the disease gains momentum, COPD patients are at an increased risk for anxiety, depression, heart disease, lung cancer, and osteoporosis because of high pressure on the lung arteries. Often a doctor will recommend patients with diagnosed with COPD quit smoking, undergo respiratory rehabilitation or steroidal treatments. In some severe cases, patients have had to consider a possible lung transplant. Stem Cell therapy is a way to reduce inflammation in the lungs safely by using the natural healing processes of the immune system.
Autoimmune diseases have a wide variety of symptoms and effects that include the damage and destruction of tissues or the altering of organ growth or function. This group of conditions is particularly difficult to treat because the body begins mistaking its own normal, healthy cells for disease or other invaders, and results in an abnormal immune response. This can lead to a wide range of serious health problems, and traditional medicine has few, if any, treatment options that completely solve the underlying condition. Treatment for the various autoimmune conditions typically involves medications that aim to decrease the abnormal immune response. Only able to treat the symptoms showing on the surface, the condition is only temporarily suppressed.