Stem Cells and regenerative medicine have been widely gaining popularity for relieving pain and injury. As with any ground-breaking treatment, there is a lot of information to take in. You may be experiencing pain due to a car accident, sports related injury, or degeneration and looking for a pain relief that doesn’t require the use of pain masking medications, or invasive surgeries. If you are looking for a natural and effective solution, you may have considered stem cell therapy or regenerative medicine but aren’t quite sure what it is exactly or how it works. So what are stem cells and how can they relieve your pain?
We all have stem cells within our body. Stem cells are what commonly referred to as “Undifferentiated” cells. This simply means they have the ability to transform into a specific type of cell based on what your body needs to aide an injury. All of the tissue that makes up our brain, bones, muscles, tissue, tendons, and heart, began as stem cells and when those cells become damaged or suffer an injury, a message for help is sent through the body and and stem cells go where they are needed and morph into the type of cell required to heal that area.
Let’s say you have torn the meniscus in your knee. Your body will respond by sending a signal out asking for available cells to travel to the knee and heal the injury. The problem is, as we get older, so do our cells and they become less affective creating longer healing processes. This is where cellular therapy can be useful.
By obtaining younger cells called mesenchymal cells. Mesenchymal cells contain growth factors, cytokines, peptides, proteins, and collagens. By introducing these cells to the body, they have a more efficient affect on the healing process naturally and with long lasting results.
What is a stem cell?
A stem cell has the unique ability, it creates new cells as the body grows due to the fact that they contain what is known as growth factors. Most of our cells have specific jobs for example, red blood cells. These cells are designed to carry oxygen through the blood stream, however, they do not have the ability to divide themselves. Stem cells do have this ability therefore, allowing them to replace the specialized cells when they are damaged or lost. How can they do this?
Stem Cells possess the ability to divide over and over again allowing them to create new cells, and as they divide, they have the unique ability to transition into any type of cell in the body and are highly effective when used to relieve pain due to a variety of causes such as:
- Damaged cartliage
- Back and neck pain from herniated discs
- Torn meniscus in the knee
- Shoulder pain
- Hip pain
- Joint pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- And many more
If you are looking for alternatives for your pain relief, Stem Cells have an incredible way of helping our body heal naturally without the use of pain relievers, harsh medications or invasive surgeries.