Modern medicine offers plenty of treatments for chronic joint pain, from cortisone and hyaluronic acid injections to major surgery.
Unfortunately, these procedures either require long-term downtime or only provide short-term relief. However, stem cell therapy has recently emerged as a revolutionary new option that can eliminate chronic pain using your body’s natural healing abilities.
Benefits Stem Cell Therapy Offers Over Joint Pain Alternatives
Stem cell therapy works by taking advantage of your body’s own stem cell, special cells with the ability to regenerate damaged tissue. Doctors inject these stem cells into the joint, where they heal the damaged cartilage tissue.
A cutting-edge treatment, stem cell therapy offers unique benefits over existing joint pain solutions.
A simple stem cell injection into the problem area, stem cell therapy stands out as one of the least invasive options for chronic joint pain. Patients who undergo stem cell therapy don’t need to experience the stress, pain, or downtime that comes with joint surgery.
The invasive nature of major joint surgery also comes with risks. Many people who opt for joint surgery end up back in the hospital with complications. These are especially prevalent in patients age 65 and older. Some complications one can experience include:
- Blood clots
- Heart attack
In rare instances, these issues can be life-threatening.
Even other non-invasive options like cortisone treatment and hyaluronic acid can come with negative side effects and allergic reactions, something incredibly rare with stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy doesn’t force you to sit life out while you wait to heal. Most patients can get back to regular activity less than a week after receiving treatment. Major joint surgery often requires weeks or months of downtime before you can get back to regular activity.
Stem cell therapy is also the most natural option for treating joint pain. Unlike cortisone, hyaluronic acid, and surgical implants, stem cell therapy is the body healing itself. Stem cells are the body’s natural way of cell repair and regeneration. We just help those cells reach areas they may have trouble reaching on their own.
The real marvel of stem cell therapy is its ability to regenerate cartilage for some patients. This result is unheard of in cortisone and hyaluronic acid treatment and rare with surgery. By actually healing the joint, stem cell therapy also offers longer-lasting results, providing up to two years of relief.
Find out if stem cell therapy can give you relief from your chronic joint pain. Schedule an appointment with Dynamic Health & Pain Management in Charlotte, North Carolina.