07 Aug How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Chronic Conditions
Life can be hard if you’re living with a chronic condition, and many people think that they simply have to live with their symptoms. With modern technology, there is always a treatment that can help relieve pain and chronic symptoms, even if you have something for life. Stem cell therapy is one non-surgical treatment that is making waves in the field of medicine. This therapy can naturally help the body repair damage it has sustained from chronic conditions and injuries. Learn how!
Is Your Condition Chronic?
It can be hard to tell sometimes if your low-grade symptoms are part of a chronic condition or if they just happen because of what you are eating. Conditions become “chronic” when they are persistent and long-lasting. Many diseases can become chronic if the symptoms continue to worsen or if they simply won’t go away. Many reports state that your condition is chronic if it lasts for more than 3 months at a time. That even includes if you have a condition that flares up and goes away, but continues to flare up throughout life. Some chronic conditions can lead to other ones if they are not controlled.
What Are the Top Chronic Conditions?
When it comes to chronic conditions, it seems like everyone has something. People tend to have more chronic conditions as they age and wear and tear takes its toll on the body. The CDC reports that about 25% of people have 2 or more chronic conditions at the same time. Many chronic conditions can be avoided if patients eat a healthy diet and get proper exercise. Diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, for example, can all be caused by poor diets over long periods of time. Tobacco and alcohol use as well contributes directly to many cancers forming in the body, nerve damage, stroke and more.
Lifestyle habits and genetics lead to most chronic conditions. People tend to get the same types of chronic conditions, which is why we provide specific services at our center. Problems such as fibromyalgia, metatarsalgia, back pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, pinched nerves, scoliosis and more are all ones that we see commonly as the top chronic conditions. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the top 10 chronic conditions among patients in care facilities are:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
Some of these conditions can’t be reversed (such as cancer). However, there are always therapy treatments that will benefit patients and can even help them heal completely. One such that we use to help patients heal themselves is stem cell therapy.
Stem Cells: What Are They?
Many people think stem cells are simply found in treatments you can get to heal your body. However, you actually have these cells in your body this very minute. Stem cells play a major role in your body’s healing every single day. Every person is born with an abundance of stem cells. Some have more than others, which is why they heal more quickly. These cells are ones that lie latent in your body until they receive signals that the body has suffered an injury and needs healing.
Blood platelets go to a wound and start to clot it, while stem cells go and see what tissue is damaged. Then, those neutral stem cells turn into the type of cell your body needs to heal. That is how you have your skin grow back after you have cut it. Stem cells are tasked to heal injured ligaments, tendons, tissues and bones. However, after an injury or as a natural result of aging, the amount of stem cells needed in certain areas of the body declines. Once those cells are used up, they are gone. This is why stem cell therapy exists. It takes stem cells from your own body to repair an injury or it uses donor sources from someone else to help you heal more quickly.
Stem Cell Therapy and Chronic Conditions
Stem cell therapy takes advantage of the body’s ability to repair itself. With amniotic stem cell therapy, we can inject stem cells from amniotic tissues into your body. These injections of stem cells are similar to cortisone and steroid shots, except that stem cell therapy has more than just anti-inflammatory properties. Other drugs provide temporary pain relief, while stem cells actually have the ability to restore degenerated cells in a person’s body.
Stem cell therapy injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing pain and helping to restore mobility. Amniotic stem cells can turn into any type of tissue found in joints other than nerve tissue. When it comes to chronic conditions such as arthritis, stem cells can provide what your joints need. Quite often, the knees or other affected parts of your body need a combination of cartilage, ligament, tendon, bone or muscle. That is why stem cells are a beneficial resource to use because they can differentiate into different types of cells to rebuild.
Should You Try Stem Cell Therapy?
The oldest research to date shows that 100% of recipients who benefited from stem cell therapy were still pain-free 4 years later. Stem cell therapy is making incredible leaps and bounds in the arthritis community. So much so that this therapy is being used for over 20 other different chronic conditions. The best way to find true relief of pain and symptoms is to help your body help itself. You can do that by calling Mile High Spine & Pain Center at (720) 507-0080 and asking about your free stem cell therapy consultation!