12 Jan Is Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy for Me?
Amniotic stem cell therapy is gaining a lot of traction, and for good reason. At Integrated Pain Consultants, it’s an alternative treatment to help with severe, chronic pain. Knee osteoarthritis is one of the most common ailments that amniotic stem cell therapy treats, but those with Achilles tendonitis, degenerative arthritis, rotator cuff tendonitis, and a number of other injuries may also be well treated with this cutting-edge therapy.
What Is Stem Cell Therapy
In the past “stem cell therapy” made media headlines, but amniotic stem cell therapy is different. The stem cells come from the amniotic sac, and not an embryo. Amniotic stem cell therapy isn’t linked to ethical or moral ambiguity. Stem cells encourage the body to heal itself. It’s a wholly natural treatment where the doctor injects the cells into the pain point. Stem cells have organic anti-inflammatory agents, kind of like steroids and cortisone. However, amniotic stem cell therapy goes above and beyond traditional “injection therapies.”
Cortisone shots might offer temporary pain relief, but amniotic stem cell therapy helps heal degenerated tissue permanently—all while offering instant pain relief. Amniotic stem cells have growth factors that replace the damaged cells in your body. They also have hyaluronic acid, which your body naturally uses to lubricate tendons and joints for more mobility and even more pain relief.
Absolutely no steroids are used in amniotic stem cell therapy. Whenever possible, the stem cell injections used are sourced from the patient’s own body. (If that’s not possible, for a variety of reasons, other amniotic stem cells are available). This means there’s zero chance of a patient rejecting the treatment. Usually, the cells are sourced from fat or bone marrow. For those who need a donor, the donors have passed an intensive process that’s overseen by the Food and Drug Administration and the American Association of Tissue Banks.
Already, over 10,000 amniotic stem cell injections have been completed in the United States, and there hasn’t been a single adverse effect reported. The injections have been used for over two decades, mostly by cosmetic surgeons and ophthalmologists, but the treatment is, fortunately, gaining popularity in other fields.
Contact Integrated Pain Consultants About Stem Cell Therapy
If you have ligament, joint, or tendon pain, you might be a good match for amniotic stem cell therapy. Make an appointment with Integrated Pain Consultants online to find out more or call 480-626-2552. We also invite you to learn more about Dr. Nikesh Seth and other providers including Dr. Anne-Marie Cosijns, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Dr. Michael Givens, and our team of Nurse Practitioners.