Stem cell therapy involves taking stem cells and injecting them into injured areas of the body, where they work to regenerate tissue and heal injuries. Stem cells can be injected into the joints or other tissues that are causing acute or chronic pain. But how exactly can stem cells improve your pain and what does the process entail? Here’s what you need to know about stem cell therapy for pain management.
What Are Stem Cells & Where Do They Come From?
Stem cells are the cells that every other cell in your body is made from. They can become more stem cells or cells such as muscle, bone and nerve cells. Basically, stem cells regenerate cells to form new tissue. They’re versatile cells that have the ability to become any cell in the body, meaning they can heal nerves, organs and even bone and ligaments.
These cells can be used to repair permanently damaged tissue in the body. The cells are taken from your own body via injection. During a centrifuge process, the stem cells are extracted and then will be injected back into your body at the site of your pain.
What Conditions Can Stem Cells Treat?
Stem cells can treat many different injuries, from spine and joint diseases to arthritis, sprains and more. Your experienced physician at Summit Spine & Joint Centers can tell you more about whether you would qualify for stem cell therapy based on the cause of your symptoms.
What Are the Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy?
There are many benefits to stem cell therapy, making it a popular treatment option for those who qualify. You may be able to avoid surgery and related complications with stem cells. The procedure is minimally invasive and doesn’t require anesthesia. The entire process will be an outpatient appointment and you’ll generally be able to return to your normal activities afterward.
The procedure is done by our professionals under x-ray and ultrasound guidance to ensure precision and accuracy, so you experience minimal discomfort and increase your best chances for pain relief with stem cells.
Find Out More About Therapies at Summit Spine & Joint
Are you interested in stem cell therapy to help relieve your pain naturally? Find out more about this procedure and others you may qualify for by calling Summit Spine & Joint Centers at (770) 962-3642. We look forward to helping you live your best life!