07 Feb De-Mystifying Amniotic Stem Cell Treatment
The professionals at Integrated Pain Consultants see an increased interest in amniotic stem cell treatment for pain management and relief. However, there are still some myths surrounding the therapy, largely because any term with “stem cell” can give people pause. The key word is “amniotic,” because this treatment uses the body’s own amniotic stem cells-derived from their amniotic sac. This means there’s zero risk of the body rejecting it, and it has absolutely nothing to do with embryonic stem cell research.
The controversial embryonic stem cell research led to years of debate. This procedure harvests stem cells from embryos, or human eggs fertilized in vitro. This type of research is not in any way related to the pain management treatment of amniotic stem cell treatment, which is safe, natural, and uses a patient’s own body to help with healing.
Amniotic stem cell therapy can be used to treat a variety of pain, including osteoarthritis. It can help a patient delay or even avoid joint replacement surgery, pain management medications such as opioids, and even steroid injections. It’s a cutting-edge treatment that may be effective in healing damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Everything from degenerative arthritis to tendinitis in the rotator cuff or Achilles tendon may benefit from amniotic stem cell therapy.
This type of therapy is minimally invasive with no moral or ethical controversy. It capitalizes on the body’s ability to heal itself. Your body’s amniotic tissue is full of stem cells with anti-inflammatory properties. It’s the same idea as steroid injections, but using the all-natural growth factors found in your own amniotic cells. Amniotic stem cells have hyaluronic acid, a natural joint and tendon lubricant that can offer pain relief. At the same time, they’re packed with growth factors that speed up the body’s natural healing process.
If you’re looking for a natural alternative (or complement) to other forms of pain relief and healing, amniotic stem cell therapy might be for you. Call Integrated Pain Consultants at 480-626-2552 to schedule a consultation. 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.