When injury or wear and tear exceeds the natural regenerative process of the body, structures such as bone, cartilage and tendons can become weaker, painful, and less functional. If you are seeking relief from the symptoms of osteoarthritis we want to help you gain a better understanding of stem cell therapy so you can make an informed decision about your treatment options.
Stem cells occur in the body naturally and have the ability to replace damaged cells and treat disease.
For people suffering from the symptoms of osteoarthritis, stem cell therapy seeks to use the body’s own stems cells to repair damaged musculoskeletal tissue. Importantly, this intervention is not a cure but may help to reduce the need for other responses such as surgery.
Effective stem cell therapy is minimally invasive and is the first treatment for osteoarthritis that appears to improve tissue positively, without destroying joint tissue. Importantly, positive results that may be experienced are not instant. It takes time (4 to 6 months) for stem cells to stimulate growth and repair in the treated area.
The stem cell therapies used at Life Uncoded involve the use of stem cells. Our physicians extract the stem cells from your body’s fat cells.
The stem cells are separated and purified in the laboratory and then returned to body to repair damaged joints and improve the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis tends to develop with age with people over forty-five being more likely to feel the effects of this chronic disease.
Remedial massage therapy involving manipulation of soft tissue is used to reduce pain and soothe sore joints and muscles.
People experience a loss of function and more intensive pain medical practitioners have developed other interventions.
Hip replacement surgery is undertaken when osteoarthritis and damage to the hip is so severe that it cannot be repaired or improved by other interventions.
Knee replacement surgery is undertaken when osteoarthritis and damage to the knee is so severe that it cannot be repaired or improved by other interventions.