Stem Cells & Arthritis: Can They Help?
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative arthritis or degenerative joint disease involves the deterioration of joints that are made up of cartilage and bone.
Over time, cells that normally produce lubricant can “dry up” exposing the area to repetitive rubbing and grinding. Eventually, the bones become more and more exposed and permanently damaged. This leads to decreased mobility, inflammation, and pain due to deterioration.
🧬How Your Stem Cells Can Help🧬
Stem cells are where specialized functions are generated. Stem cells reproduce to form new cells. The new cells can either self-renew into stem cells or become specialized cells with a specific function, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells or bone cells. No other cell in the body has the natural ability to generate new cell types.
In the case of damaging arthritis, we theorize that the new stem cells we implant in the area will kick start new cell growth and help repair other damaged cells in the area.
Stem cells also have the unique ability to adjust the immune system by shutting down pathological response while maintaining the cells’ ability to fight off disease.
Additionally, stem cells play a key role in preserving and replenishing cells throughout your lifetime. Symptoms of inflammation are diminished, injured cells are protected, and other cells are stimulated to regenerate. NYC Pain MD doctors believe this should help not only with pain and immobility but to slow down further damage.
The implanted new stem cells may also support and stimulate repair/regrowth of the lubricant producing cells thus further assisting with damage protection and overall function.
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