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.