Stem Cell Therapy: Why It's a Boon to Remedying Injured Joints

Millions of people suffer from injured joints. Degenerative diseases — such as arthritis, estimated to affect 54.4 million Americans — are often the culprit. Accidents or playing sports are common causes as well.

If you have injured joints, you know how painful they can be. Maybe you can’t be as active as you were before. However, stem cell therapy could help you regain your ability to move fully. 

Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive treatment for joints that can repair damage and decrease inflammation. It can also prevent or delay more invasive surgeries and lessen the need for pain medications. 

Dr. Steve Warren is a stem cell expert who has helped many patients with injured joints regain their freedom of movement through stem cell therapy. At Regenerative Wellness Center in Bountiful, Utah, Dr. Warren and the team can help you learn about stem cell therapy and decide if this treatment is right for you. 

First, what are stem cells?

Your body produces stem cells to help repair and maintain its tissues. These amazing cells can transform into any type of cell that your body needs. In stem cell therapy, these cells are extracted and used to promote healing in different areas of your body. 

What joint issues can stem cells treat?

Stem cell therapy can be used to treat pain or damage due to:

In addition to lessening your pain, stem cells decrease swelling and inflammation and significantly speed up the healing process of damaged or injured joints.

What is stem cell therapy like?

After examining you and taking your medical history, Dr. Warren will determine if you’re a good candidate for stem cell therapy. If so, he will develop a treatment plan to address your specific needs. 

Treatment generally takes about an hour and a half from start to finish. To complete it, Dr. Warren first extracts stem cells from Wharton’s jelly, a substance that surrounds the umbilical cord. He then concentrates the stem cells into a solution and prepares it for injection. After numbing the injection site, Dr. Warren inserts the stem cells into your injured joints using a syringe.

Stem cell therapy is an outpatient service, which means you can complete the treatment and then rest in your own home that evening. You won’t need an extensive recovery period like you would with surgery, and you should be able to go back to your regular activities almost immediately.

If injured joints are causing you pain and making it difficult for you to participate in the activities you enjoy, then stem cell therapy might be able to help. This simple outpatient procedure is quick and doesn’t involve a lengthy recovery. Dr. Warren is a stem cell therapy specialist who will provide you with a high quality treatment experience. Contact our office today for an appointment.

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