As the human body ages, the joints begin to deteriorate which can lead to chronic pain and inflammation. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine’s board-certified physicians offer stem cell arthritis treatment options to patients suffering from various forms of arthritis, including osteoarthritis, in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area. This innovative stem cell therapy for arthritis utilizes a patient’s own stem cells to promote healing within the damaged joint.
What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic joint condition, affecting millions of Americans. This condition occurs when the cartilage, a firm, rubbery material covering the ends of each bone, begins to break down. As the cartilage degenerates, bone rubs against bone causing pain, swelling and inflammation of the joint.
What is Stem Cell Therapy for Arthritis?
Adult stem cells have a natural ability to repair damaged tissue in arthritis sufferers. The stem cells may even have the potential to prevent further damage to the joint.
Commonly found in a patient’s own bone marrow, autologous stem cells reduce a patient’s risk of infection and disease transmission compared to donor sources. OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine uses a patient’s own “pluripotent” stem cells in place of the controversial embryonic or fetal stem cells. Pluripotent stem cells can replicate the same benefits of embryonic stem cells as part of a stem cell osteoarthritis treatment without the ethical concerns.
How does a Stem Cell Arthritis Treatments Work?
The primary goal of stem cell therapy for arthritis is to alleviate pain, improve joint function and repair damaged cartilage in the joint of arthritis patients.
To prepare for this stem cell arthritis treatment, a patient will have bone marrow extracted from their own body, generally from the hip area. The bone marrow is then spun in a centrifuge to separate the white blood cells, platelets and pluripotent stem cells from the red blood cells. The stem cells, platelets and white blood cells are then combined and injected directly into the patient’s damaged tissues to promote regeneration.
Stem cell osteoarthritis treatment uses a patient’s own stem cells to avoid complications. Stem cell therapy for arthritis provides a long-lasting, non-invasive treatment option for patients who suffer from the various forms of arthritis.
For more resources on stem cell therapy for arthritis, please contact OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine, located in the Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas area.