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Osteoarthritis- A Brief Overview

Osteoarthritis is a disease in which the cartilage, primarily in the knees, elbows, and spine, progressively deteriorates. Though we tend to think of arthritis and its attendant diseases as those that “old people” experience, osteoarthritis can strike at any age, and often, as a result of overuse.

As cartilage degenerates and this arthritic condition worsens, sufferers often experience a great deal of pain, limited range of motion, a heavy reliance on other parts of the body in order to compensate for affected joints, and an overall degradation of their quality of life. One of the comorbid conditions of osteoarthritis includes inflammation of the tissues surrounding the affected bones and joints. While osteoarthritis is known as a non- inflammatory version of the disease (Rheumatoid arthritis is inflammatory), tissue surrounding affected osteoarthritic joints becomes inflamed, per the body’s natural response to pain.

Current, and more traditional treatment options for this condition include taking ibuprofen, an anti-inflammatory medication, analgesic pain medications, surgery, and use of diet and exercise as a means to control and manage symptoms. In the best cases, good health habits can prevent the occurrence of this condition. Being that that is not the case for many people however, it behooves us to look at other available treatment options.

Umbilical Stem Cells in the treatment of arthritic conditions

In recent years, and in response to the somewhat limited benefits and recurrent side effects of standard medications and procedures, umbilical stem cells are now being considered a viable option for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Umbilical stem cells possess unique qualities that make them a nearly ideal treatment modality for osteoarthritis, as well as a host of other conditions. Their immunogenicity, or in layman’s terms, their ability to produce desired immune system responses in and around affected tissue, makes them a fascinating antidote. Once they are gathered and harvested from the umbilical cord of a newborn child, they can be transferred to another patient intravenously or via injection to the damaged site.

The transfer of umbilical stem cells into joints affected by osteoarthritis have offered more than a mere glimmer of hope to longstanding sufferers. Because these cells can literally become a healthier, newer version of the cells in those damaged areas, they allow for bone regeneration that is efficient, thorough, long lasting, and less expensive than other treatments.

Determining eligibility for an umbilical stem cell transplant

Though improvements in patients with osteoarthritis have been noted in a variety of studies, umbilical stem cell transplants seem to work best in individuals in the early stages of the disease. In addition, patients within a healthy weight range as well as those who drink alcohol moderately, may be ideal candidates for an umbilical stem cell transfer.

Body Systems Wellness performs stem cell transplant for patients with Osteoarthritis

Body Systems Wellness can help you have a better quality of life that focuses on pain relief, the alleviation of symptoms, and the ability to go out in public, enjoy your health, and not worry about the arthritic dangers that may be lurking about. Dr. Shahen Kurestian, DC’s office, located in Glendale, California, maintains the highest standards of conduct, based on a dedication to patient safety, medical convictions, and a true desire to improve the health and welfare of the clients who seek relief from arthritic pain.

Contact Dr. Kurestian DC at Body Systems Wellness for a free consultation.

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