Millions of people in the U.S. suffer from knee pain. The cause of the pain can often be attributed to degenerative diseases such as arthritis. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about one in four adults with arthritis report experiencing severe joint pain. Knee pain can also be caused by acute conditions resulting from injuries such as a torn meniscus or ACL, MCL, PCL, or LCL. If you’re one of the millions who suffer from daily knee pain, keep reading. You may have heard about stem cell therapy for knees and if so, you probably have a lot of questions. In today’s post from Dynamic Health Center, we want to explain what stem cell therapy is and how it’s helping people live a life free from pain. Read our post and then visit our website to learn more.
How the Treatment Works
Degenerative diseases such as osteoarthritis cause deterioration of the joint cartilage that can be difficult to treat with medication or injections alone. Stem cell therapy for knees, a type of regenerative medicine, involves injecting stem cells directly into a person’s knee so they can multiply and build new cartilage.
This has been found to be a highly effective method of promoting healing and repairing joint cartilage, and ultimately decreases inflammation and reduces pain. Unlike pain pills like opioids, stem cell therapy doesn’t just mask pain symptoms, instead, it naturally regenerates the damaged tissue in your joints and rebuilds the natural cushion. This type of therapy can often even eliminate the need for surgery or a total knee replacement.
What Are Stem Cells?
Stem cells are special types of cells that have the ability to replicate and form almost any kind of tissue in your body. These cells are often extracted from the amniotic membrane, adipose (fat), or bone marrow, and because they have the ability to form different tissues, they can literally create new cartilage when injected into the knee.
What Kind of Stem Cells Does DHC Use?
The emerging science of stem cell therapy has been at the center of much discussion that is often riddled with controversy and misinformation. At Dynamic Health Center in Denver, we want to make it clear that we do not use any stem cells that come from an embryo. All of the stem cells we use originate from the amniotic sac and amniotic fluid. If you have additional questions about stem cells or treatments that use them, please visit our stem cell therapy page and our page with frequently asked questions.
How Is the Treatment Performed?
Stem cell treatments are an outpatient procedure that we perform right here in our Aurora clinic. Amniotic stem cells are carefully guided by ultrasound and injected directly into the knee. The treatments generally take between 30 and 60 minutes and can be done in a single visit. After receiving treatment, you’ll be able to leave our clinic and most likely return to your normal activities the same day.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy for knees offers many benefits. Compared to surgery where there is a risk for infection, a long recovery period, painful physical therapy, and a higher price tag, stem cell treatment is non-invasive, safe, and allows patients to return to normal activities — often within the same day. You don’t have to worry about a long recovery time that involves having to rely on potentially-dangerous pain medication. Regenerative therapy works with your body to help it heal naturally and current data shows there is a 97 percent success rate!
Is Stem Cell Therapy Right For You?
If you suffer from knee pain that makes it difficult to perform everyday tasks like standing up from a seated position or walking down stairs, stem cell therapy for knees may be able to help. Considering how much we use and rely on our legs every day, if you have chronic knee pain, it can keep you from doing what you love to do and significantly reduce the quality of life. At Dynamic Health Center, we want you to stop living in pain. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment and get back to living the life you want to live!
About Dynamic Health Center
At Dynamic Health Center of Denver, we believe in taking an integrative approach to medicine. Our team works to identify the underlying cause of pain so we can offer effective treatment that often eliminates the pain, and in the event of degenerative disease, possibly stop progression. As part of our holistic approach to health care, we offer multiple services in addition to stem cell therapy including chiropractic care, physical rehabilitation, joint injections, and trigger point therapy. If you’re ready to stop living in pain and want to get back to your active lifestyle, get in touch with us. We want to help you achieve your highest level of health and live pain-free!