Why Stem Cell Therapy Is a Game Changer for Joint Health

If you suffer from persistent joint pain that disrupts your daily activities, you may want to consider stem cell therapy to help relieve your suffering and heal damaged tissues. Unlike surgical joint repair or reconstruction, stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure that requires little to no recovery time.

What are stem cells?

Stem cells are unique in that they are “undifferentiated.” That means that stem cells can develop into many different kinds of cells and aid your body in numerous ways.

Stem cells’ ability to not only develop into specific cells according to need, but to regenerate those cells in an attempt to repair damage and replace impaired or dying cells, makes stem cell treatment a powerful healing tool for damaged organs and tissues.

When stem cells are used in joint therapy, they can accelerate healing by repairing and replenishing damaged tissues, cartilage, muscles, and tendons. They can also deliver platelet-rich blood, which carries nutrients and concentrated growth factors to stimulate healing in areas of pain and injury.

In addition, to super-charging your healing process, stem cell therapy can reduce pain and inflammation, greatly improving your quality of life.

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy

Mesenchymal stem cell therapy has been shown in clinical trials to provide effective relief for joint pain. The results of a stem cell treatment can last up to a year. Plus, the therapy can delay future damage in some chronic conditions.

At Joyce Family Chiropractic and Wellness, potent mesenchymal stem cells are obtained from scientific laboratory banks certified by the American Blood Bank and American Tissue Bank, two organizations that set the standard for blood and tissue safety. These ethically and responsibly sourced cells are injected into damaged tissues during a short outpatient procedure.

In the weeks and months that follow the treatment, those stem cells get to work repairing damage. The sooner you start stem cell therapy, the more effective it is, so if you’ve recently been diagnosed with arthritis, cartilage damage, or other chronic joint damage, starting stem cell therapy now will provide maximum benefits.

The mesenchymal stem cell therapy offered by Joyce Family Chiropractic and Wellness follows the US Food and Drug Association’s current Good Manufacturing Practices guidelines and regulations for use of stem cells for treatment of hip and knee pain.

Platelet-rich plasma injections

Platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP, is used in a variety of medical therapies to reduce inflammation and encourage healing. PRP injections are a popular and effective treatment used by professional athletes and during joint surgery to accelerate your body’s natural regeneration processes and repair damage to tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

PRP therapy uses a concentration of your body’s own natural healing factors, so there is virtually no risk of side effects. Your doctor draws a blood sample and then processes that blood in a centrifuge to separate out the protein-rich platelets from your red blood cells. The resulting PRP is injected into targeted areas where it carries growth factors, proteins, and hormones directly to the source of the pain and goes to work repairing damage.

If you suffer from ongoing pain due to a chronic or acute injury, PRP injections can help speed your recovery and improve your quality of life. The therapy takes less than an hour and offers long-lasting results.

If you suffer from persistent pain and want to find out if you’re a good candidate for either of these cutting-edge, cell-based joint therapies, contact Joyce Family Chiropractic and Wellness in Chicago’s Mount Greenwood area for a risk-free consultation.

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