Regenerative Medicine and Arthritis: What You Should Know

The pain of arthritis can limit your goals and dim your personal happiness. With today's medical advances, you don't have to merely cope with your arthritis pain. Cutting-edge regenerative medical therapies may be able to help with symptoms related to arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

At South Texas Spinal Clinic, our expert care team provides pain management support to new and existing patients with arthritis. From our San Antonio and South Texas offices, we offer regenerative medical treatments including stem cell therapy. With regenerative medicine, we can help you recover the scope of your life from arthritis pain this fall.

How regenerative medicine can help with arthritis

Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis can leave your joints swollen and in pain. Over time, the inflammation of arthritis can cause deterioration in your joints. As your joints break down, your pain increases, and your mobility becomes more and more limited.

What you need is a way to break the degenerative cycle of arthritis and kickstart healing. Your body contains natural healing factors that cause tissue generation and new growth. With regenerative therapies, we can help to tap into your own natural healing capabilities to potentially reverse the damage done by arthritis.

Stem cell therapies for new growth and healing

Regenerative medicine uses your body's own resources to accelerate healing and tissue growth in joints that have been damaged by arthritis. At The Stem Cell Orthopedic Institute of Texas®, a part of South Texas Spinal Clinic, our care team can use procedures like stem cell therapy to begin to reverse your arthritis damage and reduce or even eliminate your painful symptoms.

Your stem cells, unlike all the other types of cells in your body, can self-replicate over and over again, fitting in wherever they're needed. Other types of cells perform specific functions, while stem cells are adaptable. 

The adult stem cells present in your body work constantly to repair and create your tissues. In stem cell therapy, we use mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to support new growth and repair damage in the joints and areas affected by your arthritis.

Quick, safe treatment options

We use the guidance of an ultrasound system to precisely target your stem cell therapy injections. We may also recommend the addition of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), extracted from a sample of your own blood, to your injection to increase your regenerative healing results. Since regenerative therapies use your own stem cells and plasma, you don’t have to worry about adverse reactions.

Your whole treatment session should only take about an hour, and you shouldn't need extensive recovery time. Your full results may take some weeks to appear, as your damaged joints are repaired by your treatment. In addition to regenerative therapies, we may recommend medications or physical therapy to fully manage your arthritis symptoms.

To find out what regenerative medicine could do to relieve your arthritis pain and repair your joint damage and quality of life, get in touch with the experts at South Texas Spinal Clinic now. You can schedule your initial consultation with a member of the expert staff at our convenient Texas locations over the phone today. You can also request an appointment online at any time.

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