SHOULD PATIENTS BE SKEPTICAL ABOUT STEM CELL TREATMENTS?
Recently I had a discussion with a patient who was considering the use of stem cell for knee pain. She was unsure that stem cell could relieve her pain and improve her mobility, when nothing else had worked.
She said she knew about stem cell treatments from the news, and she even thought it possibly could help in arthritis. However she was concerned about unethical clinics promising things they could not deliver. She didn’t know who to believe.
I could not help but sympathize with her.
Patients are looking for help without surgery
Many patients come to me sharing similar concerns. Arthritis is something we all will deal with at some point. Most of us get arthritis with age, but some patients have to deal with the pain and disability sooner. And some individuals will end up in a wheelchair without treatment.
Arthritis limits our daily activities making us unable to do the things we love. The pain can keep us from sleep.
Medications and therapy may help, but often these fail as the disease progresses. Patients find themselves being told they need joint replacement surgery or they will have to live in pain and refrain from doing the things they love.
WHY WE BELIEVE STEM CELL CAN WORK
Six Reasons to Believe Stem Cells Can Improve Arthritis Joint Pain
- Stem Cells Regrow Cartilage
- Stem Cells Regrow Bone
- Stem Cells Heal Meniscus and Ligament Tears
- Stem Cells Limit Inflammation
- Stem Cells Survive and Replicate, and Their Effect May Last forever
- Patients with surgery and stem cell, prefer stem cell 2 to 1
1. There is Clear Evidence that Stem Cells Can Regrow Cartilage
The major issue in arthritis is a loss of cartilage. This happens because enzymes destroy the cartilage and it does not grow back! This removes the slippery surface between bones, and leads to painful bone on bone motion. Doctors have believed this cartilage never comes back. But laboratory Studies have proven that Mesenchymal Stem Cells CAN regrow cartilage. In addition, there is clinical evidence of pain relief and cartilage regrowth in patients.
2. Mesenchymal Stem Cells Have the Potential to Regrow Bone
The ability to regrow cartilage is the “Holy Grail” of arthritis treatment, but there is more to joint pain than loss of cartilage. There are also abnormalities in the surrounding tissues. With this in mind, there is much data to show that mesenchymal stem cells can grow bone. In a 2013 study titled “mesenchymal stem cells in bone regeneration” , Knight and Hankenson, showed that these cells were quite capable of turning into bone cells and growing new bone.
3. Stem Cells Have the Potential to Heal Ligamentous and Meniscal Injuries
Although the obvious issue in arthritis is a loss of cartilage, ligament, meniscus and tendon issues cause problems as well. Stem cells can heal ligamentous and meniscal injuries. In the 2015 publication Meniscus repair using mesenchymal stem cells, Dr. Yu concluded that “A comprehensive review of the literature suggests that MSCs …..contribute to meniscus healing.”
4. Stem cells Have an Unbelievable Capacity to Self Replicate, and Their Effect May Potentially Last Indefinitely
Stem Cells can reproduce at an incredibly high rate. The act of doing so, supplies more of this healing army of cells for tissue repair. The other aspect of mesenchymal stem cells that is remarkable is that their effects last indefinitely. This can lead to tissue repair over very long periods of time.
5. Stem Cells Limit Inflammation
Stem cells can limit inflammation. Inflammation, is what initially leads to the destruction of proteins which can cause arthritis long term. Stem cells can stop this.
6. Clinical Studies Have shown Stem Cell Superior to Knee Arthroplasty
Phillipe Hernigou, an orthopedic surgeon and stem cell researcher in France, compared outcomes with knee replacement surgery and stem cell in treating knee problems. Patients agreed to have surgery on one leg and stem cell on the other and in the end 21/30 Patients favored the stem cell knee.
ARE YOU READY TO TRY STEM CELL?
Perhaps this has encouraged you to consider the use of stem cell for your painful problem. If so, you’re not done yet. It is not enough to decide to try stem cell. You now have to decide where to have your treatment. We encourage you to consider us. We offer patients more options, from more experienced, ethical physicians, at reasonable cost.
IT IS EASY TO BE SKEPTICAL OF NEW TREATMENT OPTIONS, BUT STEM CELL IS THE FUTURE. IT WORKS!
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TAKE YOUR FIRST STEPS TOWARD THIS EFFECTIVE NEW TREATMENT NOW
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- BEGIN YOUR NEW PAIN FREE LIFE!