In the past few decades, clinical research regarding stem cell treatment has increased significantly. The most amazing thing about this form of therapy, is the relief it offers for patients suffering hard-to-heal injuries and chronic pain, without the need for medication or unsafe reconstructive surgery.
What is stem cell therapy?
A patient’s own stem cells are used in this type of therapy to heal injuries and help to repair damaged tissue. Performed through injections, the process is relatively fast, and is a simple in-office or outpatient procedure.
Stem cell therapy is also known to help:
- Shorten the healing process for wounds or injuries
- Improve the quality of sleep
- Increase flexibility, range of motion and functionality
- Reduce pain, including chronic pains in the joints, with patients requiring fewer medications
- Reduce the risk of future injuries and muscle compensations
- Increase collagen
- Decrease damage to the nerves
- The regeneration of blood and heart vessel tissue
- Return patients to their usual daily activities in as short a time as possible
- Heal skin wounds and prevent the development of scar tissue
According to the California Stem Cell Agency, “there is no limit to the types of diseases that could be treated with stem cell research.”
Stem cell treatments, because of their amazing ability to help with regrowth, are being used these days or constantly researched, to treat:
- Musculo-skeletal problems and orthopaedic injuries
- Post-surgery wounds and injuries
- Spinal stenosis, brain trauma, and injuries to the spinal cord
- Vision impairment
- Cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, and hypertension
- Diabetes as well as other pancreatic issues
- Hair loss
- Brain-related diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s
How stem cell treatment works
Stem cells are normally removed from either the bone marrow or fat tissue of the patient’s abdomen or thigh. Once the stem cells have been removed, they are put into a centrifuge machine and spun rapidly, with the most valuable substances in the cells becoming concentrated. These concentrated stem cell substances are then injected straight into the affected area on the patient’s body, where the stem cell growth factors start working immediately to build new connective tissue, skin cells, and so forth.
Stem cells have natural growth properties, allowing them to speed up the body’s natural healing process, and reduce pain without the patient needing pain-relieving medication. They reproduce rapidly, and have the ability to divide continuously into the affected areas of the body, even when they have been inactive for a long time.
Treatments for most patients are anywhere from one week to three months, with many individuals experiencing improved mobility, better general functionality, and a reduction in pain within the first two weeks of treatment.