How Stem Cell Therapy Can Help Patients Experiencing Joint Pain in Irvine CA
In the 19th century, scientists began using the term "stem cell" to describe fertilized eggs and single-celled organisms. It wasn't until 1981 that the first embryonic stem cells were isolated and examined thoroughly, as noted by the Boston Children's Hospital. Today, stem cell therapy is used to help patients who suffer from various conditions including endocrine disorders and even cancer. At the Pain Management Center in Irvine, we use the therapy to help with degenerative joint disease and pain.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cells are basic cells that have yet to be delegated as a special type of cell. In the body, these cells divide to form additional cells known as daughter cells. The daughter cells either become specialized cells that have a specific purpose or they become new stem cells. Our advanced laboratories now have the ability to derive stem cells from amniotic tissues along with other tissue components to treat diseased, injured or degenerative tissue. The process is part of a medical specialty referred to as regenerative medicine.
What Our Clinic Uses Stem Cell Therapy for
We inject our patients with a cryopreserved amniotic membrane allograft in order to treat soft tissue injuries as well as degenerative joint conditions. The stem cells we inject into a site that has injured or diseased tissue become the type of cells needed in that area. The cells regenerate quickly. Patients who receive amniotic stem cells will experience less inflammation and decreased pain in the injected joint. The amniotic stem cells consist of growth hormone factor, scaffolding, cytokines, hyaluronic acid, a joint lubricant found naturally in the body.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy Compared to Other Treatments
The injection process is noninvasive, especially when compared to major surgery. The injections don't consist of medications, so your body will typically respond better to the injections than if you were given drugs to treat the pain. Our patients find joint pain relief including hip, knee pain, and shoulder pain relief. The injections promote tissue regeneration as well. We use stem cell therapy in our osteoarthritis patients and those who have hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, or wrist pain. One treatment takes as little as 15 minutes. National statistics have shown that 85% of patients only require one injection per join.
Contact Pain Management Center of Irvine for More Information Today!
To find relief from your joint pain including your knee pain, contact us today at the Pain Management Center of Irvine at 949-857-4712.