Understanding How Stem Cell Therapy Alleviates Joint Pain

The frustration that comes with chronic joint pain is considerable — not only does the pain hijack your overall well-being, but you’re also left with decreasing mobility and range of motion, essentially sidelining you from life. While there are effective treatments that can help you cope with the pain, they don’t do the necessary work of repairing the underlying problem.

It’s for this reason that medical providers are excited by the potential of stem cell therapy — a protocol that helps your joints repair and rebuild themselves for lasting relief from your pain.

At Balance Wellspace, our team believes in a holistic approach to healing and pain that doesn’t simply mask the problem. Through balanced and multi-pronged efforts, we’re helping our patients in Roanoke, Virginia, lead happy, healthy, and active lives, free from the limitations of joint pain.

And one of the most successful ways to accomplish this is through our stem cell therapy treatments. Here’s how stem cell therapy works to alleviate joint pain.

A league of their own

Your body is essentially a giant matrix of cells — 37.2 trillion, to be exact — and these hard workers are in a constant state of regeneration in order to rebuild and repair as needed. To organize this process, your cells are specifically designed for a single task, meaning your liver cells tend to your liver and your skin cells take care of all matters to do with your skin. These cells can’t stray from their areas of expertise.

Your stem cells, on the other hand, are undifferentiated, which means they have the amazing ability to become different cells and then multiply indefinitely as that cell. This ability is most evident during embryonic and fetal development, as stem cells flood in, quickly transforming into whatever cell is needed to build a human body from the ground up.

Adults still have stem cells stashed away in various tissues — including your bone marrow and fat. These stem cells are less potent than they were in embryonic development, but they still possess the same transformative ability and jump into action when your body needs a repair.

Redirecting a resource

With stem cell therapy, we tap this powerful resource and redirect it to where your body needs it most — in this case, your joints.

Joint pain can be a frustrating condition to deal with because the lion’s share of complaints stem from osteoarthritis. This degenerative disease causes the breakdown of cartilage in your joints, a tissue that’s devoid of a blood source, which means it can’t repair itself. And this is where stem cell therapy comes in.

When we inject stem cells into your joints, the cells immediately go to work to reduce inflammation and repair and rebuild the tissue, calling in other resources to help, including additional stem cells.

While this therapy works well for osteoarthritis, we’ve also had great success using it to help our patients heal more quickly from soft tissue injuries, such as torn ligaments or ruptured tendons.

Our stem cell therapy works gradually, and you made need a series of treatments. But your patience is rewarded as you regain pain-free movement in your joints.

If you’d like to explore further how stem cell therapy can help alleviate your joint pain, please give us a call or use the online scheduling tool to set up an appointment.

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