The Question of Stem Cell Therapy for “Bone on Bone” Conditions
- Posted on: Jan 15 2017
More and more, patients are seeking out accurate information regarding regenerative treatments for musculoskeletal conditions. Those related to degeneration, such as osteoarthritis, affect millions of people. At some point, a large number of these people are told that they are “bone on bone.” To hear this term can be unsettling, to say the least. It can make you feel as though there is little hope, outside of a total joint replacement, to put an end to your uncomfortable symptoms.
Often, the diagnosis of joint space narrowing (referred to as “bone on bone”) is made after the close observation of x-ray images. It is important that patients advocate for themselves, a position one can only take through a better understanding of medicine. Clearly, you cannot be expected to know everything about imaging, nor about your own body. Fortunately, when it comes to the situation of joint space narrowing, all you need to know is that x-rays will not show soft tissue. If you are told a joint has no cartilage buffer, ask for an MRI to confirm, or just call Action Sports Medicine & Pain Management for further testing and information on regenerative treatment like stem cell therapy.
Stem Cells to the Rescue
Cells make up every part of the body, and not all cells are equal. Many of them are specialized to their specific part of the body, such as the skin, brain, or the joints, bones, and muscles. Cells are continually dying off and regenerating. The source of regeneration are the stem cells. The stem cells that are proficient in healing injuries or degeneration of the musculoskeletal system are found in the bone marrow. It is these stem cells that we use to treat patients with painful joint conditions.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy
It isn’t just because stem cell therapy is a non-surgical solution that has peaked patients’ interest. It also isn’t the expedited processing of the procedure itself (just one day of outpatient care). Although there is a great deal of value in treatment that does not require extensive down time or lengthy rehabilitation, one of the primary benefits of stem cell therapy for patients of our offices in Rockville Center, Mineola, and Richmond Hill, NY is the lasting results that can be obtained from a single treatment.
We would love to speak with you regarding stem cell therapy treatment. Contact us today.
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