Regenerative Medicine: It’s a Game-Changer for Millions of Arthritis Sufferers

Stem cell therapy is a boon for arthritis sufferers

Nearly 53 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with some type of arthritis, a chronic, progressive, and often painful joint condition that can make everyday tasks difficult or even impossible.   

Although there are many different kinds of arthritis, osteoarthritis is by far the most common form of the disorder. Also called degenerative joint disease, this wear-and-tear condition occurs when the smooth cartilage that cushions and protects the ends of your bones gradually breaks down, causing chronic inflammation and irregular joint motion. In some cases, it also leads to the formation of bone spurs, which are painful bony protrusions within or around the joint.

For many sufferers, arthritis makes it harder to go up and down stairs, get in and out of the car, or simply go for a stroll around the block. Conservative treatment measures like anti-inflammatory medication, regular exercise, and chiropractic care can go a long way in helping you manage joint discomfort, but they can’t fully address the underlying problem.   

Fortunately, the future of medicine is already here, and it’s a game-changer for arthritis-related pain. Find out how two groundbreaking regenerative medicine treatments, such as stem cell injections, can heal your arthritic joints from the inside out.  

Regenerative medicine basics

To understand how regenerative medicine works, it’s important to know a bit about how your body’s natural healing mechanisms work to repair tissue trauma at the cellular level.  

When any of the tissues within your joint are irritated or damaged, nearby blood vessels inundate the area with new cells to help sweep away the irritants and carry healing factors directly to the damaged bone, cartilage, ligament, or tendon tissue.

The inflammation created by this response triggers the release of breakdown enzymes and growth factors, both of which begin to actively restore damaged tissues.

As these enzymes and growth factors continue to work in unison throughout the repair process, they stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, the two main proteins required for the formation of fresh, undamaged tissue.

To address the underlying cause of arthritis-related joint pain, regenerative medicine solutions essentially harness — and accelerate — your body’s natural tissue-repair cycle. Here at Primero Spine + Joint, we offer the most advanced and effective regenerative medicine treatments available today, including:

Stem cell injections

Your body contains countless stem cells or “general support” cells that actively maintain the tissues they reside in. When you experience any type of injury or trauma, it prompts nearby stem cells to head straight to the affected area, where they accelerate the healing process by transforming into the same type of cell that’s been damaged.  

Stem cell injections deliver a high concentration of stem cells into an arthritic or painful joint to decrease inflammation, promote rapid tissue regeneration, and foster long-term healing.

Whether your joint is affected by cartilage loss, bone degeneration, ligament damage, or some combination of tissue trauma, stem cells can transform into the exact cells your body needs to carry out the repair.

As the injected stem cells revitalize the degenerated tissues within your joints in the weeks following treatment, you can expect your range of motion to improve as your pain levels subside.

Umbilical cord-derived stem cells

Not all stem cells are created equal. At Primo Spine & Joint, we utilize umbilical cord-derived stem cells. Because these stem cells are younger than those derived from bone marrow, they proliferate more efficiently, rapidly activating the body’s own self-healing mechanisms.

Umbilical cord stem cells come from the umbilical cords from healthy newborn babies and healthy mothers. The umbilical cord tissue is donated by pre-screened and tested healthy mothers and their babies in the United States, in accordance with stringent FDA and medical guidelines.

Personalized treatment solutions you can trust

Here at Primero Spine + Joint, we take a whole-person approach to regenerative medicine that puts your personal health needs and goals at the center of your customized treatment plan.

If you’re ready to put an end to arthritis-related joint pain, call our office in Jacksonville, Florida today, or use our easy online tool to schedule an appointment with Dr. Busquets any time.

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