Pain, whether due to injury, illness or degeneration, effects millions of people each day. Those who suffer from pain will most likely find themeselves prescribed an opioid such as:
These prescriptions are extremely dangerous and often lead to opioid use disorder and overdose. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the U.S is in the midst of a growing opioid epidemic and though the amount of pain that Americans report has not drastically increased, the amount of opioids prescribed for pain has. An astownding 218,000 people in the United States have died from prescription opioid related overdoses in the last 18 years. Overdose deaths involving prescription opioids were 5 times higher in 2017 than in 1999.
As this opioid epidemic continues to rise, it is more important than ever to inform patients suffering from pain that there are natural and drug-free alternatives available with regenerative medicine and stem cell therapies. Regenerative medicine can restore cells, tissues, or organs in order to naturally restore the body’s normal function by introducing new, young, healthy tissue containing stem cells.
Our bodies have the unique ability to heal tissue, muscle, bone, and organs that have indured injury or damage, or degeneration. Severe or chronic pain in the back, neck, shoulder, knee, and joint have had significant success restoring and healing through regenerative medicine.
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine for Pain
While Stem Cells therapy is gaining more exposure and media attention, it is still unknown to most just how these cells work and offer ground breaking options for pain sufferers. Stem cells are naturally produced in the body and have the ability to change into other types of cells. This is often referred to as “undifferentiated” and is crutial in healing the body after injury. As we get older, our bodies produce fewer stem cells, This often makes for a harder and often extended recovery. Common ailments due aging cells include:
- Tendon, Ligament, and Disc problems
- Spinal Conditions
- Hair loss
- Muscular Degeneration
- Cartilage damage
- and much more.
More and more, people are searching for non-invasive, natural alternatives for pain relief without the need for dangerous prescription drugs. By using stem cells sourced from umbilical allografs containing Wharton’s Jelly, the body is given a much needed boost in healing as well as preventing further damage or injury. Stem cell therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma ) treatments are continuing to advance regenerative medicine.
Platelets are critical to aiding the body in healing itself. In order to obtain platelet rich plasma, a sample of the patients own blood is drawn and separated, and the platelet rich plasma is re-injected into the injured area providing a higher concentration of healing cells. This process will aid in returning injured joints, muscles, and tissue to normal function without pain.
For those seeking an option for ending their pain without the need for addictive opiods and invasive surgeries, stem cell and regenerative medicine offers long lasting results in getting back to living a pain free life.