Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and is often due to wear-and-tear with aging. The condition occurs as the protective cartilage wears down over time. This causes the bones to rub against each other in the joint causing joint pain, swelling and stiffness. Millions of people struggle with arthritis pain every day and it affects multiple joints including knees, hips, shoulders and ankles. There is no cure for arthritis at this point, and most of the treatment relies on controlling symptoms.
Treatment of joints with stem cells has been shown to regenerate cartilage and change the inflamed state of the joint. In studies, this has been shown to improve function and pain in a patient with osteoarthritis. Read more in Pain Physician.
Stem cell treatments for spine conditions have also shown promising outcomes. MRI results have demonstrated regeneration of disc tissue following the procedure.
The success of treatment is dependent on multiple factors, which can be discussed at your initial appointment with the physician. Read more about how it works.
Call to schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options with one of our physicians, and determine if a regenerative treatment is appropriate for you.