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Interventional Pain Treatments for Arthritis A Regenerative Approach
Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsens with age and use. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Understanding the origin of your arthritis is an important first step in determining the best course of treatment.
Osteoarthritis causes cartilage to break down. Cartilage is the hard, slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones where they form a joint.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attacks the joints, beginning with the lining of joints.
Symptoms include: • Pain • Stiffness • Swelling • Redness • Decreased range of motion
In the beginning, many people suffering from arthritis take conservative measures including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, weight reduction, and physical therapy for strengthening muscles to preserve or restore full range of joint motion.
Next, patients often try to brace the joint if it shows early signs of mechanical changes from their arthritis, such as a knock knee or bowed leg. In addition to those commonly used arthritis treatment measures with the goal of joint preservation, there are minimally invasive treatments such as Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, and Hyaluronic Acid injections. At Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center, our doctors have vast experience with helping arthritis patients stop their pain.
When joint preservation for arthritis is the goal, there are multiple options available. Our Seattle based doctors are experts at determining which of those options will provide the patient the highest chance of a successful outcome for their arthritis symptoms.
Joint Restoration is the next stage, for when arthritis conditions have escalated beyond merely maintaining the joint. Through a preliminary imaging session our Seattle doctors will determine the best course of treatment for your advanced arthritis symptoms. The goal of restoration is postponing or even avoiding a joint replacement.
The strongest tool in our approach is stem cell therapy for arthritis pain treatment, the stem cells are derived from your own bone marrow. Your bone marrow is recovered by an aspiration procedure, the recovered bone marrow contains adult mesenchymal stem cells which are then used in the arthritis treatment. When concentrated, your bone marrow is the richest source of joint restorative cells.
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells, which can proliferate to keep their numbers stable or turn into almost any other type of human cell. This has led to stem cells being viewed as ideal therapies for arthritis or any condition in which dead or worn-out tissue is to be replaced. Additionally, stem cells release signaling molecules that encourage growth and the healing of wounds by mature cells.
If you’re living in the greater Seattle area and are suffering from arthritis pain and are interested in our advanced cellular treatment options, schedule an appointment with us at https://seattleregen.com/sct-prp-lp/