Pros and Cons of Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy is a safe, minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure that uses the body’s own resources to heal other areas of the body. By using the body’s own renewable resources, you get a natural and simple way to relieve chronic pain. If you’re experiencing chronic pain, have an injury or are suffering various diseases, this therapy might be the right choice for you – learn the pros and cons to this treatment below.

If you opt for Stem Cell therapy, you’ll go through the following process: your doctor will put you under anesthesia and isolate cells from one area of the body, typically from fat tissue or bone marrow, and will inject it into the area of disease or injury. The unspecialized cells will then multiply and differentiate to become the type of cell that is needed in the area of injury. Stem cells can form into joint, muscle, cartilage or tissue. By increasing inflammation in the area, the cells recreate the healing process to help the area heal correctly and potentially reverse the effects of the disease. These stem cells may be injected via IV, through the joint or muscle, or lumbar puncture. You will have one session that lasts a few hours.

There are many pros and a few cons to stem Cell Therapy. This therapy can be beneficial for numerous diseases and injuries, some of which are COPD, sports-related injuries, neurological disorders, tendonitis, arthritis, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease and more. It helps to increase functionality of muscles and joints, decrease nerve damage and regenerate tissue in the area of need. Most importantly, it relieves chronic pain without the use of prescription pills or major surgery.  Unfortunately, due to the nature of the unspecialized cells, stem cells have the chance of forming tumors and the body may end up rejecting the cells used.

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