Ask any aging person what ails them most and a vast majority will tell you arthritis. Over time, connective tissue breaks down, causing our joints to stiffen. The result is decreased mobility and pain, particularly in our weight-bearing joints. With a combination of chiropractic adjustments and stem cell therapy, Beyond Chiropractic can help reduce your joint pain and improve flexibility and range of motion, allowing you to get back to the active lifestyle you once had.
What Are Stem Cells?
Unfortunately, there is still a lot of misinformation and debate around stem cell therapy, leaving some patients hesitant to try this new arthritis treatment. Stem cells are what many in the medical community refer to as the “blank slate” cells. While found throughout the body, they have not yet identified with any one cell or tissue. Instead, they wait in limbo to be called upon. When a specific tissue requires additional cells for growth or repair, chemicals send a message for help to nearby stem cells. What makes stem cells so unique is that they:
- Can duplicate and divide themselves
- Can develop into whatever kind of cell is needed
- Must be in close proximity to the tissue requiring assistance
- Our supply is significantly depleted throughout adulthood
Contrary to popular belief, stem cells are collected from the blood of donated umbilical cords, not embryonic cells.
How Are Stem Cells Used to Treat Arthritis?
For larger injuries, stem cells are applied by a medical doctor during surgery. However, for arthritis treatment, your Altamonte stem cell therapy specialist will inject the cells directly into the arthritic joint. Typically, medical imaging is used prior to the injection to ensure cells are delivered to the precise desired location.
Visit Your Altamonte Stem Cell Therapy Specialist
Have you seen your medical doctor about your arthritis and joint pain, with little or no results? Do you think you might be a good candidate for stem cell therapy? Call Beyond Chiropractic for an evaluation today. Call (407) 261-1001 or visit us online to set up an appointment.