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How Stem Cell Therapy Targets Painful Joints

Imagine living without pain, surgeries, and frequent visits to physical therapy

Instead of being stuck on the sidelines at family gatherings…how would it feel to have the strength to get up and join with others playing and dancing?

Regenerative stem cell therapy is a safe, effective tool to eliminate joint pain, avoid constant prescription medications, and ultimately give you your life back. This proven method is becoming the preferred treatment option for many people suffering from painful, degenerative joint problems.

Unfortunately, most short-term “fixes” like surgery and narcotics only provide temporary pain relief. But regenerative stem cell therapy uses advanced medical technology that works quickly with your body to support its natural repair processes.

And these amazing results are long-lasting, so you can confidently enjoy a life without pain, get back to your favorite hobbies, and spend more active time with family and friends.

How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?

As we age, the body’s stem cell production and ability to repair tissue damage slows down. Most conventional treatments for degenerative joint issues only address the symptoms associated with the injured tissue.

But regenerative medicine uses innovative medical technology to get to the root cause of joint pain. It helps to reduce inflammation in the body while also promoting tissue repair. The result? Your joints enjoy better mobility and strength, with significantly less discomfort.

In this procedure, stem cells are injected directly into the target joint. This non-invasive process is done in the office and can be successfully applied to nearly any joint in the body.

Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy Differentiation

Each stem cell is a “blank canvas” with the unique ability to differentiate into over 200 different specialized cells in the body.

Depending on the individual needs of each joint, they may develop into cells to support the bone, blood, muscles, cartilage, and more.

After being introduced to the area, these cells continue to replicate and support new cells for up to a year. By naturally boosting the number of stem cells at the site, regenerative therapy results in more effective, long-term pain relief.

Where Do Stem Cells Come From?

There are many common misconceptions about how stem cells are obtained. But it’s important to understand that the process is extremely safe and involves no harm or risk to mothers or their babies.

With the mother’s consent, umbilical cord tissue and solution are collected following a scheduled c-section.

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Next, the tissue and solution undergo the same vigorous testing as organs and blood products. This process ensures they are free from any disease or contaminants.

Finally, these tissues are used to meticulously derive the stem cells, which are then prepared for use in our regenerative therapy procedures.

Benefits of Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

  • faster recovery (no days lost from work)
  • reduce pain & inflammation
  • finally enjoy comfortable, pain-free sleep
  • eliminate addictive medications
  • avoid costly surgery
  • regain function of joints
  • promote the body’s natural repair process
  • support healing of injured or damaged tissue
  • increase strength and mobility
  • reclaim your time (no need for repeated PT visits)
Regenerative Therapy Joint Inflammation

Stem Cell Therapy vs Cortisone Shots

Cortisone shots employ synthetic steroids to suppress the body’s inflammatory response. This anti-inflammatory action may provide some short-term relief. However, the original symptoms will typically return within a few months as the medication’s effects inevitably wear off.

In fact, one study focusing on corticosteroid injections in the knee joint found that, “short-term symptomatic relief is the only evidence-based benefit of corticosteroid injection”.

As a result, the affected joint will continue to require subsequent injections to manage the discomfort. Unfortunately, research shows that repeated cortisone injections may actually trigger bone loss and accelerate joint destruction.

Cortisone Injection for Joint Pain

Corticosteroid medications have also been found to cause both localized and systemic adverse effects. Some of these include cartilage loss, skin discoloration, tendon damage, and even elevated blood glucose levels.

In contrast, regenerative stem cell therapy works naturally with your body to heal the damage, rather than masking pain with a medication. It offers more consistent pain relief, without the potential harmful side effects that come with cortisone shots.

The stem cells continue to multiply and aid in tissue repair for months after the procedure. So joint function and mobility remains more stable, even between treatments. In fact, many patients are able wait several years before needing an additional treatment!

Where can I find stem cell therapy near me?

In order to determine which is the right fit for you, it’s important to discuss your options with an experienced medical doctor who is familiar with both treatment models.

Patients in the Knoxville area can now schedule a FREE, no obligation 15-minute phone consultation with Dr. Lela (our Functional Medicine Certified Medical Doctor) by using the calendar provided below – or by calling our office at (865) 275-5024.

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