Stem Cell Therapy –
a non-surgical treatment for hair loss and joint pain
Stem cells occur throughout the body, and many doctors are beginning to use stem cell therapy to successfully treat hair loss and joint pain.1
As people age, suffering from hair loss and joint pain becomes more common. In many cases, the only solution to relieving what might be an intense pain is medication or joint replacement.
Although stem cell therapy is not yet considered standard practice, there are many success stories from those who have undergone treatment, which is available from doctors and clinics.
Experts continue to research various ways to use stem cells in the treatment of arthritic joint pain, and other medical issues.2
What makes stem cells so special?
Stem cells can divide and duplicate themselves, and develop into other kinds of cells. When older cells die, new cells are created from your own stem cells, which can create multiple types of cells throughout the body.3
However, when an injury to tissues, muscles, or bones occur, the cells degenerate faster than they can be regenerated by stem cells. In this case, as in the case of arthritis and joint pain, stem cells that are best for this type of healing are required.
The cells which promote healing of cartilage, tendons, muscles, and bones are known as mesenchymal stem cells, or MSCs, and are found in the bone marrow. Bone marrow is usually harvested from the pelvic bone using a needle and a syringe. The process is called bone marrow aspiration, and as the patient is given a local anesthetic, the procedure is relatively painless.4
Stem cells are also successfully harvested from the circulating blood, which promote healing as well.
The harvesting procedure of stem cells from the bone marrow and the blood has been shown to be very well-tolerated by patients.5
How do the stem cells work?
Advanced technology in modern medicine enables the stem cells to be withdrawn from the bone marrow or the blood, and processed by means of a laboratory process called centrifuge, which concentrates the stems cells, and discards the unneeded cells.6
The stem cells are then re-injected into the precise areas where the injury or arthritic pain is situated. The re-injected stem cells enhance the body’s natural healing process of injured tendons, ligaments, and degenerated painful arthritic joints.
The stem cells can develop into the needed cartilage cells, and so reduce inflammation which can make injuries, joint pain and arthritis worse.7
The benefits of stem cell therapy for arthritis and joint pain
- This is a non-surgical procedure which may offer a feasible alternative for patients who are facing surgery, which always involves long periods of recovery and rehabilitation.
- Stem cell therapy cuts out the usual risks of surgery such as infection and blood clots.
- The stem cell injections take place and begin to take effect, in a single session, allowing patients to return to normal activities almost immediately.
- Stem cell therapy is safe because the cells are obtained from your own body to promote the healing of injuries and arthritic problems.
- There are no side effects except perhaps a little swelling or pain around the injection point of entry, which disappears within a day or two.
The stem cells obtained from the bone marrow provide a unique single treatment for injuries and joint pain and potentially include having a beneficial effect on osteoarthritis and spinal cord injuries.
Note that the stems cells from bone marrow are at least 10 times more concentrated than those harvested from circulating blood.8
Other areas which may benefit from stem cell treatment
Intensive research is underway to establish other areas which may benefit from the ability of stem cells to divide and multiply, and develop into other kinds of cells where healing is needed.9
Here are some instances which studies have shown may benefit from stem cell therapy:10
- Cancer treatment. Stem cells can regenerate cells destroyed by chemotherapy, leading to a quicker recovery time.
- Parkinson’s disease. The destruction of brain cells in Parkinson’s disease may potentially be reversed by the fully-functioning, new stem cells.
- Burn treatment. Research in underway for scientists to remove specific stem cells from the tissue of burn victims, and cover the burn area with a small piece of skin treated with stem cells, which can grow and cover a much larger burnt area of skin.
- Hair regrowth. A scientist from the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute has developed human stem cells which are used to regrow hair and combat baldness. These stem cells provide an unlimited source of cells for transplant treatment in patients suffering from baldness, including age-related baldness.11
Stem cell research, with the focus on using a patient’s own stem cells, is an incredible advance in medicine, which offers potential – non-surgical – current and long-term relief from arthritis pain, knee, and other joint pain, and a rapid healing of muscular and tendon injuries.
There a many documented success stories from folk who have opted for stem cell therapy for relief from arthritic pain, joint pain, and quick healing of muscle and tendon injuries. These patients suffered no ill effects from the treatments, and are happy with the results obtained.
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