Over the past few years, regenerative medicine has made great strides and is being used more and more in orthopedics and in almost all areas of human medicine.
Patients struggling with chronic pain can benefit from the various types of regenerative medicine, including stem cell therapy.
Dr. Steven Grossinger is a board-certified physician in Wilmington, Delaware, and Springfield, Pennsylvania, who specializes in pain management. Among the regenerative medicine options he offers are stem cell and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapies.
Treatments like these stimulate healing and help restore physical function when you’re suffering with joint pain. Here’s more about how stem cell therapy can help bring you pain relief.
Stem cells are plentiful in the human body and when injected, they have the ability to transform into whatever type of cell is needed to repair damaged tissue, including tendons, muscles, bones, and cartilage. Stem cells, in short, are your body’s handyman.
Stem cell therapy is one of the most modern and effective treatments for joint pain. Stem cells reduce inflammation, which can bring a rapid reduction in pain and discomfort. In many cases, this can prevent a complex procedure like surgery.
Stem cells support and accelerate the healing and regeneration process of diseased and inflamed tissue. Stem cell injections release growth factors that initiate this regeneration while inhibiting painful inflammatory processes.
And because stem cell therapy relies on the body’s own resources, there are no side effects with stem cells that might occur with the use of drugs such as cortisone.
Stem cell therapy is an excellent treatment for all kinds of painful joint problems, including:
If you’re dealing with arthritis pain, for example, it’s likely due to wear-and-tear on the cartilage in your joints. As a result, bones rub against each other, causing great pain in the affected joint.
Or damage resulting from a knee injury may give you trouble going up and down stairs or rising from a seated position.
Whether your joint pain is from injury or wear-and-tear, stem cell therapy can help repair damaged tissue and improve your quality of life.
In most cases, stem cell therapy is performed as an outpatient procedure, lasting no longer than an hour. The injections are painless, and you can resume normal activities afterward. Although everyone responds to treatment differently, many patients report feeling relief immediately.
If you’re suffering with joint pain and would like to learn more about stem cell therapy as a part of your customized treatment plan, request an appointment with Dr. Grossinger by calling the office today.