Stem Cell Therapy Woodstock

Stem Cell Therapy Woodstock.

Throughout the US, stem cell therapy is being touted as the miracle cure for everything from spinal repair to wrinkles. Stem cell therapy refers to the use of stem cells to prevent or treat a condition or disease. A bone marrow transplant is the most widely used stem cell therapy Woodstock, but some therapies derived from umbilical cord blood are in use as well.

Can Stem Cell Therapy Repair Damaged Knees?

Stem cell therapy for knees has been a subject of quite promising studies though very few of these applications have scientific backing. Arthritis causes severe pain and limiting function. It develops when the cartilage lining joints start to deteriorate. Osteoarthritis is very common. Arthritis and similar conditions are the primary cause of disability in the US.

Each year almost 600,000 Americans get a knee replacement. By 2030, the number could rise to three million. Until recently, treatment options were either surgical or temporary.

Stem Cell Therapy For Knees Repairs Cartilage And Reliefs Pain

Now, in many cases, stem cell therapy for knees is repairing cartilage and reducing pain. As a result, several people have avoided surgery and improved their quality of life. As studies continue, the types and combinations of stem cell preparations are improving, and outcomes are also expected to improve.

The adult stem cells replenish damaged and dying cells to maintain and heal tissues. Blood supply is limited in some areas of your body, such as the knee, so stem cells do not work as well as they should. Alternatively, they can be injected at the point they appear to initiate the self-recovery process.

Stem Cells For Knee Treatment

The job of joint cartilage is to protect bones from, and friction promotes smooth movement of joint surfaces. It allows for shock absorption of up to twenty times the body weight. It is important to the physical movement, particularly in athletics.

Osteoarthritis often affects the knee, causing deterioration of its joint cartilage over time. It’s a common chronic degenerative disorder. Osteoarthritis can also begin due to a knee injury, such as a fracture, tendon damage, or a ligament tear.

The joint becomes unstable in the face of severe damage, and it wears down the articular cartilage. As a result, the bone may suffer damage as well, in addition to the synovial joint lining, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Stem cell therapy Woodstock for knees is minimally invasive. A procedure can slow and repair all forms of damage from arthritis, reduce inflammation, and prevent or delay knee replacement surgery.

Stem Cell Knee Injections

Dr. Kal, our top chiropractor at Advanced Health Solutions Medical Center, can use simple techniques to extract adult stem cells from fat or bone marrow. It’s then concentrated and injected into the patient’s knee with image guidance to successful results.

In one study, patients experienced improvements in both knees even though only one knee was injected. While the natural deterioration of a knee continues, at five years, those knees injected with stem cells are in much better shape than they’re before the injections.

Researchers believe that stem cell therapy Woodstock for the knee works by:
  • thwarting the inflammation that worsens arthritis
  • developing into vital cartilage cells
  • releasing proteins known as cytokines that reduce pain and slow degeneration of cartilage

The ongoing research is striving to determine which cell choices, dosages, and stem cell knee therapy techniques yield the most effective, consistent results. While some seem more potent than others and the overall results are promising, more research is required.

Side Effects

Stem cell therapy for knees is noninvasive and rarely painful. The side effects are minimal. The most common experiences after the procedure include some joint stiffness, swelling, and mild pain at the injection site.

Precautions

Although stem cell therapy Woodstock can pose high risks when performed on other parts of the body, such as the spine or the eyes, it is relatively safe when performed on knees. The use of adult stem cells for stem cell therapy is the safest since the stem cells are collected from the person’s body, reducing the risk of a negative reaction.

Risks are increased if:

  • different types of stem cells are used
  • stem cells are mixed with other chemicals or mediums
  • stem cells are taken from a patient but then grown in the laboratory over time

Although the FDA is closely watching developments of stem cell therapy, the only approved applications involve embryonic stem cells to treat immune or blood system disorders.

Stem Cell Therapy Woodstock

Stem cell therapy for knees is still new, and the FDA is proceeding with great caution, but studies so far are quite promising. Most patients have successfully avoided knee surgeries, and the side effects are minimal for this body part.

At Advanced Health Solutions Medical Center, Dr. Kal and other chiropractors offer effective and safe stem cell therapy Woodstock. Call us today at (770) 212-3991 or fill out our contact form to book an appointment.

Stem Cell Therapy Woodstock

Stem Cell Therapy Woodstock

 

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