08 Aug Benefits and Hope in Stem Cell Treatment
The potential for stem cell treatments covers several different areas of health and medical research. Recent research shows promise in using stem cells to treat Autism, Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy. The most well-known type of stem cell therapy, called bone marrow transplant treatment, has been used for more than 40 years now to treat diseases such as leukemia, aplastic anemia, and sickle cell anemia. The All Star Pain Management Clinic is proud to offer stem cell therapy to manage issues like Achilles tendonitis, disc and joint pain, and tennis elbow.
The Biology of a Stem Cell
Stem cells can potentially develop into different cell types in the body. Essentially, these cells can work as a repair system. As this repair system, they can limitlessly divide and restore other cells. When a stem cell divides, the genetically identical cell, or “daughter” cell, can potentially remain a stem cell or develop into another more specialized type, such as a muscle cell, a red blood cell or a brain cell.
Importance of Stem Cell Research
Stem cell research provides a better understanding of how these cells transform into the group of specialized cells that make up the human body. During the transformation from stem cell to specialized cell, some of the most severe medical conditions, such as cancer and congenital disabilities, can occur. A better understanding of normal cell development may help repair these illnesses and conditions in the future.
Hope and Success in Treatment
In sports medicine research, the use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) has emerged to help athletes return to sports more quickly after injury. These stem cells speed up the healing process for injuries, such as torn ACLs in the knee. Studies have shown mesenchymal stem cells are more likely to form into specific types of cells, including bone, cartilage, muscle and ligament tissues, allowing them to perform particular functions that may assist healing and repair at the site of injury.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports roughly 6 million people suffer fractures yearly in North America. According to the UC Davis Medical Center, five to 10 percent of those patient cases involve either delayed healing fractures or fractures that fail to heal. Non-healing fractures significantly reduce a person’s activity, mobility, and quality of life.
At UC Davis Medical Center, Dr. Mark Lee used mesenchymal stem cells to create new bone to correct a patient’s misshapen and weakened bone. The patient previously underwent three failed surgeries to repair a fracture from an improperly healed break. Dr. Lee extracted marrow from the patient’s hips and spun the material in a centrifuge to concentrate the stem cells. After aligning her bones, Dr. Lee filled stem cells into the gaps. Several months later, the patient’s healed bones were revealed in an x-ray.
The indications from research point to better and life-changing treatments in stem cell therapy. Contact All Star Pain, 443-808-1808 or www.allstarpainmanagement.com Management today and achieve relief through customized treatments.