Am I a Candidate for Stem Cell Treatment?

 Am I a Candidate for Stem Cell Treatment?

As researchers continue to discover the potential advantages of regenerative medicine, also known as stem cell therapy, more and more patients wonder if they can benefit from this emerging treatment option. Stem cells can be powerful tools in treating a variety of conditions.

While it’s true that some patients may be better candidates than others for stem cell therapy, each patient and their condition is unique, so there are few steadfast rules.

Most frequently, good candidates for stem cell treatments are in one of the common situations below.

Patients with Healthy Lifestyles

Anyone who makes daily healthy decisions with their diet and physical activity will have an environment for the cells to optimize their ability. Bad diet, poor circulation, and for some, smoking, will contribute to chronic inflammation and toxins that may redirect cells away from the focus of what therapy is trying to achieve.

Patients with Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones in the joints gradually deteriorates. As this happens, the bones rub against one another, causing pain, stiffness, and sometimes damaging ligaments, menisci, and muscles.

Stem cell therapy aims to potentially restore cartilage damaged by osteoarthritis. The stem cells may act as natural anti-inflammatories and could rebuild cartilage and reduce pain and swelling in the joints.

Patients with Back Pain

Sixteen million adults experience persistent or chronic back pain. There are a variety of conditions that may cause your back pain. Still, patients with pain due to overuse, trauma, or debilitating conditions such as degenerative disc disease may find relief in stem cell therapy.

Many patients experience promising results from stem cell treatments of chronic back injuries and slowing disc degeneration. Further, stem cell treatments for back injuries in the acute stages may offer faster recovery times and a return to previous activities.

Patients Looking to Avoid Surgery

Patients hoping to avoid surgery for a painful knee, elbow, or shoulder condition may find a viable alternative solution in stem cell therapy. Although many surgeries require extensive recovery times and have inherent risks, patients deeming surgery as a last resort should look into stem cell therapy as a possible option.

If you’re suffering from an injury with limited treatment options, stem cell treatments can serve as a viable alternative option to surgery, increase post-surgery healing, or living with chronic pain.

Speak to your regenerative medicine care coordinator to find out if you’re a candidate for stem cell treatments.

This post was written by a medical professional at Stemedix Inc. At Stemedix we provide access to Regenerative Medicine, also known as Seattle stem cell clinic. Regenerative medicine has the natural potential to help improve symptoms sometimes lost from the progression of many conditions.

Danny White