Furthermore, many of the treatments only mask the pain and symptoms of the disease rather than treating the underlying cause. The osteoarthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis cause painful inflammation within the joints but because of the lack of blood supply within joints, the body’s natural healing mechanism cascade can’t be initiated.
Stem cell procedures have tremendous potential for treating arthritic disease and healing the degenerative tissue by extracting mesenchymal stem cells from areas of very high volume, such as the bone marrow from the hip, concentrating the cells according to a very precise process, and reinjecting them into damaged areas. These mesenchymal stem cells are multipotent, natural anti-inflammatories and have the ability to differentiate into cells that remodel and produce cartilage.
Many of our patients complain of very little pain during the harvesting process and are actually able to sleep through the procedure!