@jauhar123 | Posted 29 Jun. 2019
Arthritis is usually considered as an old people’s disease as it is inevitable. However, it is also related to stress, wear and tear on the skeletal system, that can occur at any age. Genetics, labor-intensive jobs, previous injuries, high impact sports, and certain lifestyle habits such as smoking are some of the factors that contribute to arthritis.
There are different forms of arthritis that occur in different ways. All the forms are painful and uncomfortable. However, it is better to understand the different conditions to be able to figure out how to treat them.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and it is a degenerative joint disease. Joint cartilage degrades, leaving the ***** surfaces exposed to damage that generally results in pain, tenderness, stiffness, and swelling. There is also a chance for abnormalities to develop in the ***** or soft tissue that depends on the added friction and inflammation.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a form of autoimmune disease in which the immune system of the body attacks the body’s healthy joints. Antibodies that are present in the blood target the body tissue, which results in inflammation, swelling, pain, stiffness, damage, and loss of joint function. Rheumatoid Arthritis can affect several organs in the body.
Nowadays, aside from the conventional medication treatments for arthritis, such as surgery or replacement, advanced research, and treatments such as Stem Cell Therapy for neck pain are giving people with arthritis new hope. Evidence shows that the implementation of Stem Cell Therapy has better and quicker outcomes. Further, it can also help regulate the immune system.
How are Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Obtained?
Stem cells are found at several storage sites in the human body. Extracting these cells from the hip or iliac ***** is the easiest. This procedure takes a few minutes and causes minimal discomfort. The stem cells are obtained and injected back at the site in minutes.
This procedure can be carried out in the doctor’s office which is done in stem cell clinics in USA. The patient is asked to lie face down on the examination bed. The skin and cortex of the hip ***** are made numb with a local anesthetic. With X-ray or fluoroscopic guidance, a special needle is passed into the ***** marrow through the ***** of the cortex in the hip *****. The liquid marrow that contains the stem cells is withdrawn into the syringe.
These stem cells are taken to the lab and kept in a specialized machine called a centrifuge. The ***** marrow solution is spun at high speed to separate the stem cells. These concentrated stem cells are then transferred to a new syringe.
What Is The Procedure Of The Treatment?
The damaged area is pinpointed by doing an ultrasound or fluoroscopy. The area is sterilized, and the surrounding skin is numbed. Using imaging the needle is carefully guided to the site of injury, and the stem cell solution is injected. The procedure should be painless and quick for neck and shoulder pain, getting you on the path towards pain-free and easy mobility.
In most cases, patients respond well to the first treatment itself, although, others may require two to three injections within twelve months. Some patients notice the difference very soon after the treatment; however, it usually takes two to three months after completion of treatment procedures. From the science point of view, stem cells need time to regenerate healthy tissues in the damaged or diseased areas or organs of the body.