Stem cell therapy is one of many treatments that you may see referred to as regenerative medicine, a new approach to treating chronic musculoskeletal pain. If you’re looking for help with a long-term pain condition, the expert physicians at Metro Denver Pain Management provide a range of effective treatments at their offices in Greenwood Village and Parker, Colorado. Call the office nearest you today to find out more, or book an appointment online.
Stem cell therapy is an innovative and potentially valuable new treatment that takes advantage of the body’s healing abilities to reduce pain and generate healthy tissue. Treatment involves your provider at Metro Denver Pain Management injecting a specially prepared formulation of stem cells into the tissues where your pain originates, allowing the cells to activate the natural healing process.
Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that you can undergo as an outpatient. It doesn’t involve the use of any artificial substances or pharmaceuticals, so the risk of rejection or unpleasant side effects is minimal.
Most patients who have stem cell therapy find they experience little if any discomfort during the treatment. If you have a neuropathic pain problem or heightened sensitivity, or you’re concerned about having injections, your provider can use an anesthetic cream to numb your skin.
Stem cells have the unique ability to change into other types of cells, so they have a powerful effect on tissue healing. When your provider injects stem cells into tissues that are causing you pain, they stimulate your body into activating healing mechanisms, promoting the formation of new cells that replace the older, less healthy tissue.
Stem cells are particularly effective because they amplify the body’s ability to regenerate healthy tissue, even where healing has already taken place. On its own, your body may not completely heal an injured tendon, for example, so although it’s working again, it’s causing chronic pain. By triggering a fresh round of tissue growth, it’s possible that stem cell therapy can help your body to heal long-term damage to a point where your pain reduces or resolves.
It’s still a reasonably new approach, so there’s a lot of ongoing research into how stem cell therapy works and what conditions benefit most from stem cell use. So far, patients receiving stem cell therapy for a range of musculoskeletal conditions report feeling the benefit, including those who have:
A better understanding of how stem cells work in treating chronic pain means researchers are continually making advancements in finding treatment applications and improving the effectiveness of stem cell therapy.
If you have chronic pain and aren’t finding the benefit of other treatment approaches, talk to the pain experts at Metro Denver Pain Management today. Call the office nearest you or use the online booking tool to make an appointment.