How Stem Cell Therapy Can Remedy Joint Pain and Help You Avoid Surgery

To find out how stem cell therapy can help you put an end to joint pain, call either our Basking Ridge or Edison office today

Whether you’re dealing with persistent ligament strain or a progressive condition like arthritis, you probably know firsthand just how quickly mild joint discomfort can escalate into the kind of severe or persistent pain that prevents normal joint use. 

Even though conservative treatments, like medications and physical therapy, can take the edge off mild-to-moderate joint pain, these strategies don’t always address the underlying damage caused by more severe tissue trauma or advanced degeneration.

If chronic joint pain has you considering more aggressive treatment options like steroids or surgery, we’ve got good news — groundbreaking advances in regenerative medicine have made it possible to repair worn, damaged tissues and restore joint function from the inside out. Here’s how it works. Here at Regenerative Solutions of NJ, with offices in Basking Ridge, Clifton, and Edison, New Jersey, Dr. Doug Spiel, a board-certified interventional pain physician and regenerative medicine specialist, has relieved pain and restored mobility for countless patients with stem cell therapy. Below he offers an overview of this breakthrough therapy.  

Stem cells: Power plus potential

As a fundamental and indispensable part of your body, stem cells can be found in your most important organs and tissues, including your brain, heart, bone marrow, blood vessels, skeletal muscle, gut, liver, skin, and teeth. They reside in ovarian tissue and the testis, as well.

At first glance, these prolific body cells may not seem all that extraordinary because besides helping to maintain the tissues they’re in, stem cells are dormant most of the time. 

But the moment you sustain an injury or some other form of tissue damage, your immune system flips the switch on these versatile and amazing cells, causing them to spring into action. Once they’ve been turned on, stem cells head straight to the damaged area and rapidly transform themselves into the same kinds of cells that are damaged to help accelerate the repair process. 

Stems cells get their power and their potential from their inherent nature as undifferentiated cells. This means they can transform themselves into virtually any kind of body cell (apart from nerve cells) to take on a wide range of healing roles. 

They can change into cartilage tissue, for example, to help repair and regenerate worn-out cartilage tissues in aging joints. They can also heal and revitalize damaged muscle, tendon, ligament, and bone tissues.  

Stem cell therapy 101

Stem cell injection therapy is an innovative, minimally invasive solution for joint discomfort that reduces painful inflammation, encourages the formation of new cells, and aids tissue regeneration and healing. Dr. Spiel can harvest stem cells from your own bone marrow or fat tissue, or we can get them from placental tissue. 

The treatment itself, which involves carefully injecting a concentrated solution of stem cells into a damaged joint, can be used to address most painful joint conditions, ranging from unresolved rotator cuff injuries and sacroiliac joint dysfunction to osteoarthritis. 

Once the stem cells are inside your joint and activated by your own immune system, they transform into the kinds of cells your joints most needs to repair and heal itself naturally, from the inside out. 

In the days, weeks, and months following treatment, as the stem cells continue to regenerate and revitalize the tissues in and around the affected joint, you can expect your pain to subside as your range of motion increases and your mobility improves.

Placental stem cell benefits

Dr. Spiel talks with you about where to obtain stem cells, either from your own body or from placental tissue. If placental stem cells are chosen, you may be interested to know more about them.

Derived from the donated placental tissues of healthy births, placental stem cells are rich in growth factors, hormones, and signaling molecules with anti-inflammatory properties that promote quick healing and provide powerful pain relief.  

Like all donor tissue, placental stem cell donations are provided by qualified, consenting donors that have undergone a rigorous screening process put in place by the FDA and the American Association of Tissue Banks. 

But even if this strict screening process weren’t in place, it’s important to note that placental stem cell therapy is fundamentally safe because placental stem cells are biologically neutral, meaning they carry no DNA, and they can’t carry or transmit any kind of illness from the donor. 

To find out how stem cell therapy can help you put an end to joint pain, call either our Basking Ridge or Edison office today, or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool.

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