Arthritis is the most common disability in the West and many other parts of the world. More than 100 million individuals with arthritis worldwide have severe movement limitations on a daily basis.
Osteoarthritis is a function of the breakdown of cartilage and connective tissue inside a joint. The body can't heal fast enough to replace the irritated and increasingly damaged tissue. Over time, joint degeneration leads to inflammation and friction causing deformities and loss of cartilage requiring surgical correction, steroid injections, and chronic pain medication intake. Joint replacement is not uncommon.
Arthritis can make it very difficult for the individual to remain physically active which contributes to an increase in obesity, high cholesterol and heart disease. Individuals with arthritis are at increased risk of depression, which may be related to fear of worsening symptoms.
Whether treating Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis, we use a 3-prong approach. We give the stem cells intravenously to assist in generalized healing and inject the cells locally and painlessly into joints as depicted. Multiple applications are suggested. Adipose or fat derived stem cells have been shown to halt arthritic conditions and, in many cases, reverse and regenerate joint tissue.
Supplementation is offered and a reduction in inflammation is achieved using peptides that can stop the degenerative cycle.
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by inflammation of one or more joints. It means that the body's defense system is attacking the natural components of the joint such as Type 1 Collagen. Not only will this ultimately destroy the joints, but it can also affect other organs of the body causing pulmonary fibrosis, renal damage and even heart damage.
Stem cells, especially those that have been harvested from the fat in the abdominal area, have been used to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Injecting stem cells around the affected joint have proven to be effective with postive results. Patients with severe form of arthritis that have been treated by Global Stem Cell Network Technology with Stem Cell Therapy reported to have a wider range of movements and activities after the treatment has been administered.
Stem cells have the ability to pinpoint and target the inflamed sites and joints, releasing growth factors in that area and reviving the surrounding tissues. These patients who have recieved treatment noted that pain have been reduced at least 60% after the treatment, allowing them not to take as much medications like before the treatment. They have been able to enjoy various activities and are open to a wider range of activities.
These stem cells have a unique ability to shut off the body's pathological response to its own natural components and cells while preserving its natural ability to ward off harmful foreign substances and diseases.
Radiculopathy is a condition due to a compressed nerve in the spine that can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness along the course of the nerve. Radiculopathy can occur in any part of the spine, but it is most common in the lower back (lumbar radiculopathy) and in the neck (cervical radiculopathy).
There can be a mechanical compression of the nerve by a disk herniation, a bone spur (osteophytes), from osteoarthritis, or from thickening of surrounding ligaments.
Other causes of radiculopathy include diabetes which can decrease the normal blood flow to the spinal nerves. Inflammation from trauma or degeneration can lead to radiculopathy from direct irritation of the nerves.
Treatments for radiculopathy are mostly conservative, anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and avoiding activity that strains the neck or back. There is little benefit and may also develop patient dependence to pain relievers. More invasive treatments require epidural steroid injection, or surgical remedies.
Now, with the onset of Stem Cell Therapy, we can help those with radiculopathy achieve better healing. We use a 3-prong approach by giving the stem cells intravenously to assist in generalized healing and inject the cells locally and painlessly into joints as depicted. Multiple applications are suggested.