Stem Cell Therapy and Pain Management
If you suffer from any type of chronic pain, you’ll be only too aware of the frustration of treatments that offer nothing but temporary relief.
Sometimes, you find something that seems to work, then that familiar nagging pain returns like a curse.
There is hope, though, and this comes in the form of stem cell therapy for pain management.
Unlike many other treatments, stem cell therapy tackles the issue of chronic pain holistically. The pain is attacked at its source, and the problem is then addressed using cell regeneration.
Has chronic pain finally met its match or is it too early to tell?
Stem Cell Basics
All the cells in the human body come from stem cells. In this way, they could be considered the basic building blocks.
Stem cells are at the height of their power as the embryo develops. During this period, the stem cells start transforming themselves into the other types of cell required to create a human life. Once in place, whether as brain cells, skin cells, or liver cells, these stem cells then continue multiplying ad infinitum.
What happens to your stem cells as an adult, though?
Well, stem cells are mainly found in your adipose fat, blood, and bone marrow. While not as potent in adult life as they were before birth, these cells are still packed with regenerative properties and transformative powers.
If you’re injured, your stem cells will lend a hand with the repair and rebuilding required, but they typically won’t do the job completely.
How can stem cell therapy improve on what your body does naturally, then?
Redirecting Stem Cells
With stem cell therapy, stem cells are harvested from your bone marrow then redirected to where they are most needed. The application of concentrated stem cells can help give your body the boost it needs when it’s in recovery from injury or reeling from a continuous onslaught of chronic pain.
While this might seem elaborate, the reality is a simple in-office procedure. All you’ll need is some local anesthetic, and the procedure is painless.
Once the cells have been successfully harvested, they can be injected straight into the damaged tissue. Here, your body will immediately and willingly accept more troops in the fight against chronic pain.
Stem cells can reduce inflammation while also helping your tissue to repair and regenerate. While performing these duties, the stem cells also have the ability to summon further reinforcements.
The nature of your medical issue will dictate how many stem cell treatments are needed. Even if you require a full series of treatment, you should still start noticing results incrementally as soon as the first course of treatment is complete.
How Can Stem Cell Therapy Be Used?
Stem cells occur naturally in the body meaning they can be used to soothe chronic pain from multiple sources including:
- Connective tissue injuries
- Degenerative disc diseases
- Joint pain
- Neuropathy (nerve damage)
There’s now mounting evidence that stem cell therapy could be viably used to counter a broad spread of orthopedic and musculoskeletal issues.
Stem Cell Therapy: Key Benefits
Although there is still much work to be done, stem cell therapy has many potential benefits.
- Fast recovery time: You can expect to notice an almost immediate reduction in pain, although this will vary according to the severity of your condition. You will find an improvement in mobility, and you should also feel more energetic
- Reduced convalescence: There’s very little downtime after this procedure and you should be right up and at it feeling better than ever before. You could be back to normal daily activities within 48 hours of treatment
- Marked reduction in pain: There is no such thing as average results with stem cell therapy since every case is different. In almost all cases, though, you should experience a swift and pronounced reduction in pain.
- Helps further healing: Stem cell therapy can also encourage the body to produce more cells. This is crucial for wound healing and tissue repair
If you started out today with no idea about whether stem cell therapy could be useful for treating chronic pain, you should now be clear that this is a highly beneficial treatment.
Don’t let chronic pain blight your life any longer. Call us today at 480-550-9393 for more information or to schedule an appointment with a pain doctor in Arizona.