Stem cell therapy is a unique and innovative approach to boosting the body’s natural healing and repair process and has been proven to be effective in treating many medical problems and types of injuries. This includes the sort of injuries typically seen and treated by chiropractors.
Stem cells are extremely special human cells. They are special because they have the unique ability to develop into many different cell types, from muscle and blood cells to brain cells. This means that they can be used to replace cells and tissues that have been damaged or lost due to injury or disease.
Stem cells can be taken from many different sources, including adipose (fatty) tissue, umbilical cord tissue, placental tissue, blood from the umbilical cord, and bone marrow. They can be administered in a number of ways too. In the case of chiropractic care, stem cells are usually injected directly into problem areas, such as the affected joints, muscles, or soft tissue.
Stem cell therapy has been shown to be an extremely effective treatment for a range of health conditions, including orthopedic issues. Since chiropractic care also has a wide variety of applications even outside of orthopedic treatment, it makes stem cell therapy the perfect accompaniment to chiropractic care to achieve relief from a selection of diseases and health problems. Here are just a few, more common examples.
Crohn’s disease: a lifelong condition where parts of the digestive system become inflamed and cause abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss, and even malnutrition. Chiropractic treatment, along with stem cell therapy has shown to be effective in reducing the symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease.
Multiple sclerosis: a neurological condition that can affect the brain and spinal cord, causing a huge range of debilitating symptoms including fatigue, pain, eye problems, and numbness/tingling. Every patient experiences MS slightly differently, and it is a lifelong condition. Stem cell therapy is considered valuable for alleviating the symptoms of MS, as is chiropractic treatment which can help patients to manage the chronic pain that they may be experiencing.
Joint replacement: if you have had a joint replacement, you may benefit from stem cell therapy following your surgery. This is because the stem cells will help to repair the damaged cells, reduce inflammation, and improve and accelerate the entire healing process. Used in combination with chiropractic care, stem cell therapy can support the rehabilitation process so that you can get back to normal as quickly as possible following your joint replacement surgery.
Autoimmune conditions: autoimmune diseases occur when the body’s immune system can’t tell the difference between your own cells and foreign cells, causing the body to mistakenly attack normal cells. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune conditions that can affect a wide range of body parts including rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, and lupus. Stem cell therapy has been shown to induce healing activity in patients with autoimmune disorders, while chiropractic care can help alleviate pressure on the central nervous system which is responsible for controlling body systems including regulating immune function. This can help to reduce the symptoms associated with autoimmune conditions.
If you are interested in finding out more about stem cell therapy, how it works, and how it can be used in conjunction with chiropractic care to improve your health and quality of life, please contact our chiropractic team in North Charleston, SC today.