Living with chronic pain from injuries or degenerative joint conditions can be miserable, but surgery is risky and involves lengthy recovery times. It’s tough to know what to do.
If you just can’t afford the time out of your busy life for joint replacement surgery, you’ll be happy to hear that there’s a way to restore your joints without going under the knife.
One single injection could be the answer
Getting your active lifestyle and mobility back could be within reach with one single treatment, and your pain could soon be under control without stepping foot into an operating room. Regenerative cell therapy is a revolutionary treatment offered here at White Integrated Health Clinics in Fort Worth, Texas, that encourages your body to heal itself without prosthetic joints or invasive surgical procedures.
Regenerative cell therapy explained
The treatment involves injecting stem cells into damaged musculoskeletal tissue, such as joints, muscles, or ligaments. Stem cells have the potential to develop into many types of cells, and they’re able to divide virtually without limit. Each new cell that’s formed can turn into a more specialized cell, like a red blood cell, a muscle cell, or a cartilage cell.
By actively injecting stem cells into an injured muscle, or a joint that’s been subject to wear-and-tear, your body’s natural repair system is stimulated and cells in the affected area are able to regenerate. The body heals itself from the inside out.
You’re probably familiar with stem cells being used to treat cancer, particularly blood cancers, and scientists have been exploring how stem cells can also repair other problems in the body. From this research, regenerative cell therapy was born.
Where stem cells come from
The regenerative cells used in the therapy come from the amniotic tissue layer of the placenta, left over from human childbirth. The placenta undergoes extensive testing and quality control procedures prior to use.
Conditions that can be treated with regenerative cell therapy
The potential for regenerative cell therapy is almost infinite. The treatment can restore healthy tissue to injured muscles, tendons, ligaments, or joints that suffer from degenerative or age-related damage.
Conditions that can benefit from regenerative cell therapy include:
- Cartilage injury or wear-and-tear
- Joint pain
- Lower back pain
- Tendon damage
- Muscle tears
The procedure is quick and minimally invasive
Unlike painful, lengthy joint replacement surgery, regenerative cell therapy is quick, involving just a single injection into the affected area. Most patients report little to no pain associated with the procedure, and the injected regenerative cells should work with your body to begin restoring your mobility and reducing your pain
The earlier you seek intervention for joint pain or injury the better, because the body has less work to do to repair itself following the treatment. It isn’t too late for regenerative cell therapy to help you, though, as there have been dramatic results with patients whose joints were worn down to “bone on bone.”
After your procedure, you may experience some mild pain that you can control with over-the-counter pain medications and ice packs. The recovery period is nothing like after surgery, though, and most people find they can get back to their normal activities within a day or so.
It’s important to remain active and maintain optimum blood flow to the area to promote healing. Continue to strengthen your body through low-impact exercises like walking, cycling, yoga, and pilates. The injected regenerative cells reach maximum effect within 3-6 months following your procedure, which is when you should notice your most dramatic results.
To find out how nurse practitioner Lisa Hernandez and the White Integrated Health Clinics team can help you eliminate pain and get back to the activities you love as soon as possible, call our Fort Worth office today or use our online booking option to make your appointment.