Arthritis makes life a daily struggle for tens of millions of people in America. Conventional medical has no way of reversing arthritis. The best they can do is alleviate the symptoms of pain, stiffness and loss of the full range of motion. But what if the body could actually reduce the inflammation and reduce the level of pain without drugs? What if the body knew how to help correct deterioration of cartilage and joints?
Actually, the body may experience significant progress concerning arthritis when it is given the right support. At Physical Medicine of Oklahoma, we treat arthritis patients from all over the greater Oklahoma City area. We have multiple methods of providing support and encouragement to the natural healing powers of a body with arthritis.
While every person’s body and situation varies, here are the different methods of pain relief treatment we may choose for a person with arthritis.
- Chiropractic care to reduce the stress on joints
- Physiotherapy to improve joint mobility and the suppleness of muscles
- Nutrition to help activate the body’s own ability to fight inflammation
- Regenerative medicine treatments to help rejuvenate joints and potentially heal cartilage and reduce inflammation
The Remarkable Benefits of Regenerative Medicine
Advancements in medical science have resulted in two types of regenerative medicine that we can offer patients with arthritis that may help reduce the inflammation. These two treatments involve the use of platelet-rich plasma or tissue injections containing growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells. Both forms of treatment give the body what it needs to focus intensive healing right in the area of injury or pain.
Platelet-rich plasma treatment concentrates the most active healing elements of the patient’s own blood—tiny cells called platelets—and then returns this rich concentration to the affected joint or tissues. Platelets are activated by the body’s defenses when there is an injury or inflammation so when an area of the body receives this concentration of these healing cells, they can be used to focus on restoring cartilage, rebuilding tendons or ligaments, and recovering the suppleness and vigor of youth.
Mesenchymal stem cells that are resident in the regenerative treatments that we offer are some of the most active and regenerative stem cells in the world. As we age, our native stem cells begin to lose their power to rejuvenate our bodies which is one reason we feel older. The umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells found in our treatments are obtained from a substance called Wharton’s Jelly, part of the umbilical cord connecting a growing baby to its mother. After a cesarean birth and with the mother’s consent, these cells are directed to a new purpose: potentially helping those with some forms of arthritis and other injuries find improved mobility and a reduced level of pain.
This article illustrates the potential of mesenchymal stem cells derived from Wharton's Jelly to reduce inflammation and the potential impact on osteoarthritis. The human umbilical cord stem cells improve the viability of OA degenerated chondrocytes
Contact Us to Learn the Improvements Available to You
While every case is different, we have had remarkable success utilizing these treatment methods for our patients with arthritis. Contact Physical Medicine of Oklahoma today to learn what we can recommend to help you achieve the improvements you seek.