16 Dec Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Pain
For many years, it was believed that differentiation into other cell types was the primary function of stem cells and gave them their regenerative ability. While it is true that Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) can differentiate into different types of tissues, they are now known to act via multiple mechanisms. They cannot only turn into other types of cells to regenerate damaged tissues, but they can also –
- reduce inflammation
- promote tissue regeneration
- migrate to areas of inflammation
- reduce cell death
Stem Cells can reduce pain
In pain management, the ability of stem cells to reduce inflammation is extremely important. By reducing inflammation, stem cells promote healing and improve the quality of life. In treating osteoarthritis, stem cells promote cartilage regrowth and reduce pain in joints.
While a reduction in inflammation can increase comfort, stem cells can also address both acute and chronic pain directly. Stem cells also secrete pain blocking proteins or cytokines, which produce opioid-like effects. Stem cells can also reduce inflammation of the nervous tissues.
Treatment options can be limited or ineffective when it comes to chronic pain. Stem cell therapy reduces inflammation, aids healing and regenerates and repairs tissues– all of which results in tissue health and pain relief.
So, don’t think you need to go on living in chronic pain, talk to an expert and begin your journey to health.