Arthritis can be treated with cell therapy. But don’t wait too long to do so or the damage may be irreversible.
Arthritis can be a crippling disease. According to the Arthritis Foundation it affects 31 million people. Much of our thinking about the development of arthritis has changed in recent years, and now there are promising new treatments that might even help us prevent arthritis even after serious injury. If you have arthritis pain, you should consider cell therapy treatment now rather than later. If you wait too long, the damage may be irreversible.
If your arthritis issues are mild to moderate you may have found that changing your lifestyle and limiting activities is enough to decrease your pain. But as noted in the publication Arthritis Health, stem cells are thought to stop arthritis progression. So Should you consider these treatments now?
Reasons you need to consider Cell therapy Sooner, rather than later
1. Arthritis is a Progressive Disease
Once we develop arthritis, our joints continue to change. The enzymes destroy cartilage leading to worsening of the structural changes.
Knee has four classifications that show these changes:
grade 0: no radiographic features of OA are present
grade 1: doubtful joint space narrowing (JSN) and possible osteophytic lipping
grade 2: definite osteophytes and possible JSN on anteroposterior weight-bearing radiograph
grade 3: multiple osteophytes, definite JSN, sclerosis, possible bony deformity
grade 4: large osteophytes, marked JSN, severe sclerosis and definite bony deformity
As the pain and stiffness progress and patients “feel” more symptoms, it is likely that the joint changes are progressing as well. The cartilage certainly continues to degrade, and subsequently the bone underneath the cartilage (subchondral bone) begins to develop more serious changes, including bony swelling and spur formation. Once this has happened, stem cell treatments may still help, but complete recovery becomes less likely.
There is no doubt that Regenerative techniques have a greater chance of success when used earlier rather than later.
2. Cell therapy Can Block Inflammation
Our own cells have remarkable characteristics. They have the potency to develop into many different cell types. They are self replicating and have the ability to orchestrate repair. But one of the more fascinating characteristics is that they have the ability to stop inflammation. We also believe that Orthobiologic treatments may halt arthritis progression.
3. Cell therapy can Work, but the benefit may take time
There is little doubt that cell therapy can repair many different tissues, but this repair takes time. Cells arrive on the scene of injured tissue and immediately begin to lay down a barrier to inflammation, replicate, and conduct the orchestra of healing cells.
Orthobiologic treatments may cause changes in other cells. These other cells then begin to perform new duties in their efforts to repair injured tissue. But these repairs take time. There is much data to suggest that many weeks to months are required for significant tissue improvement.
4. Cell therapy can Decrease Pain
We have already discussed how the cells used have so many unusual characteristics. They have incredible ability to self replicate, they stop inflammation, they change and direct other cells, but they also have another characteristic and that is the ability to decrease pain.
Stem cells actually have the ability to attach to mu receptors (similar to pain medications). This attachment then causes the patient to feel less pain. So even before repair begins to occur, patients may feel much improvement in their symptoms.
Orthobiologic treatments can repair arthritic tissue and stop pain. But don’t wait……these cells work better if done earlier.
IF YOU HAVE PAIN AND DISABILITY AND WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE……..TAKE THE FIRST STEPS NOW!
- SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
- LET US GUIDE YOU TO YOUR BEST TREATMENT OPTION
- HAVE A SHORT, RELATIVELY PAIN FREE PROCEDURE
- BEGIN YOUR NEW PAIN FREE LIFE!