Friday, November 27, 2015

Aging and Your Joints

As we get older, our bodies begin to change, including the joints. Our joints are lined with cartilage and aging causes that cartilage to thin. Since the cartilage becomes thinner, the surfaces of your joints do not slide over each other as well as they once did. This is why older adults are more susceptible to joint injury and why they commonly experience chronic joint pain.

Cartilage damage is often a result of years of wear and tear, caused by multiple injuries and lifelong movement. This leads to osteoarthritis, which is the most common disorder in older adults.

Ligaments, the connective tissue that binds your joints together, become less elastic as we grow older. This happens in the tendons as well, which bind your muscles to your bones. The decrease in elasticity makes your joints feel tight or stiff. These tissues also tear more easily as we age, and it takes much longer for them to heal.

Growing older is inevitable, but joint pain is not. If you are experiencing chronic pain in your joints, you may want to consider stem cell therapy. This procedure is quick, safe and will improve your quality of life.

Have questions about stem cell therapy for joints? Comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Traditional Orthopedics vs. Regenerative Medicine

Orthopedics is the division of medicine that deals with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system—this includes trauma, sports injuries, and degenerative diseases. Traditional treatment of such conditions normally involves invasive surgical procedures and prescription drugs.

The successful treatment of chronic pain in areas such as the shoulders, knees, elbows or back can mean a better quality of life for patients…but traditional procedures might not be the best option for you. Many people who have tried traditional orthopedic treatments feel like their bodies will never be the same again. With options such as regenerative medicine and stem cell therapy, this is no longer the case!

Stem cell therapy uses the body’s natural defenses to heal damaged tissue, helping patients regain flexibility in their joints and limit severe pain. This alternative style of medicine is effective, safe, non-invasive and quick!

Adult stem cells are extracted from the patient’s own bone marrow or fat cells, then injected back into the site of pain. The procedure is done in 1-3 sets of fifteen minute sessions, where the patient is fully awake and able to leave immediately following the injection process. The stem cells boost the healing process and can get your body feeling like it once did before the pain.

Many people have taken the traditional route and found it not as effective as they hoped it would be. If you are looking for a solution that works and will continue to work, consider stem cell therapy. If you have any questions about regenerative medicine comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.