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3 Conditions That Can Be Treated with Stem Cells

Stem cell therapy is becoming an increasingly popular treatment in regenerative medicine; there is a growing list of conditions that stem cells can treat. From injury to disease, stem cell therapy can help to improve and resolve a variety of ailments without the need for potentially toxic drugs or more aggressive options such as surgery.

What are Stem Cells?

Stem cells are immature cells that have the capacity to mature into a variety of cell types. These cells are able to repair, rebuild, and rejuvenate tissue. If injury or disease occurs, stem cells target the damaged tissue and begin to promote the healing process by stimulating tissue repair and regrowth.

We are born with a relatively high number of stem cells, but these numbers dramatically decline as we age. Even so, stem cells are used by our bodies each day to replace or repair diseased or damaged tissue. While they have the ability to assist in repair and rebuilding, stem cells also work to protect our existing cells from the aging process.

Conditions Treated by Stem Cell Therapy

Arthritis

Arthritis is the inflammation and eventual degeneration of the joints. Arthritis can be acute or chronic and results in mild to extreme joint pain. Stem cell treatment can help to stimulate tissue regeneration and help to restore normal joint function.  Stem cell therapy has been shown to assist in repair and recovery of cartilage cells and to replace missing cartilage, thus reducing the inflammation and pain caused by arthritis.

Back and Neck Pain

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is an inflammatory condition of the spine that can lead to failure of the disc’s normal function. DDD can result in chronic neck or back pain which can radiate to the arms or legs. Stem cell therapy can reduce the inflammation, assist in repair of the damaged disc, reduce pain, and increase mobility and function.

Muscle/Tendon Injury and Wounds

Stem cells can be injected directly into the injured structure or wound to help enhance the body’s natural healing process for faster recovery. This procedure provides a safe and effective option for those who have been injured and may be facing surgery or prolonged recovery. Stem cell therapy can be associated with decreased recovery time and quicker rehabilitation.

Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy3 Conditions That Can Be Treated with Stem Cells

At Midwest Pain Recovery Centers, we use cord blood stem cell therapy which provides patients with a variety of benefits such as:

  • Less Invasive- Not harvested from your bone marrow or fat
  • Higher Cell Count- When compared to bone marrow or fat sources, cord bloods yield a higher stem cell count per milliliter.
  • Shorter Treatment- Treatment is completed in one office visit.
  • Higher Capacity for Growth- cord stem cells can grow and divide at a greater rate than cells taken from bone marrow or fat.
  • Purity- The stems cells are purer and potentially more viable than bone marrow or fat cell sources.

Contact Midwest Pain Recovery Centers today to learn more and schedule a consultation to see if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy.