Surgery isn’t the only answer; amniotic stem cell therapy can relieve joint pain

OPINION / ADVERTORIAL – Are you looking for a final solution for joint pain? According to the National Institute of Health, stem cell therapy provides a promising alternative to surgery by promoting safe and natural healing.  The less invasive approach stem cell therapy offers attracts thousands each year.  East West Health is one of the few clinics in Southern Utah to offer amniotic stem cell therapy.

Stem cell | Image courtesy of East West Health, St. George News
Stem cell | Stock image, St. George News

What amniotic stem cell therapy does

Stem cells are found in all of us and play a key role in the body’s healing process. They lie latent in your body until they receive signals that the body has suffered an injury and then they follow your platelets to the injured site. Stem cells are able to transform into the same type of cell that was injured to promote healing. They are tasked to heal injured ligaments, tendons, tissues and bones.

After an injury, or as a natural result of aging, the amount of stem cells needed in certain areas of the body declines. Stem cell therapy solves this problem by delivering a high concentration of stem cells into the injured area promoting natural healing.

The amniotic stem cell therapy procedure is simple and takes just 15 minutes with pain relief in 24-48 hours.  The therapy can be performed right in the East West Health office and provides pain relief without the risks of surgery, general anesthesia, hospital stays or prolonged recovery.

There is zero recovery time after amniotic stem cell therapy.  Most experience complete joint restoration of ligaments, tendons and cartilage within 28 days.

Amniotic stem cell therapy is proven to be safe and effective. The injections have been used over 10,000 times in the United States with no reported adverse side effects and have a 100 percent safety record in Europe with hundreds of thousands of patients.

For clarification, this type of stem cell comes from the amniotic sac – not an embryo. While ethical debates have arisen about embryonic stem cell therapy, most everyone agrees that the use of amniotic stem cell therapy raises no ethical or moral questions.

The clinic’s amniotic stem cells come from a stem cell bank that draws them from pre-screened women who have planned c-sections.

Stem cell therapy | Stock image, St. George News
Stem cell therapy | Stock image, St. George News

How stem cell therapy works

Stem cell treatment takes advantage of the body’s ability to repair itself. With amniotic stem cell therapy, your East West Health provider will inject stem cells from amniotic tissues into your body.

Similar to cortisone and steroid shots, stem-cell injections have anti-inflammatory properties, but offer far more benefits than those of standard injection therapies.  While cortisone and other drugs only provide temporary pain relief, stem cells actually restore degenerated tissue while providing pain relief.

The growth factors in amniotic stem cells may replace damaged cells in your body. Additionally, stem cell injections contain hyaluronic acid, which lubricates joints and tendons, easing the pain and helping restore mobility.

One patient who received stem cells in favor of a hip replacement said, “I feel better than I have in 20 years and actually was able to hike with my husband pain-free.”

The amniotic stem cells can turn into any type of tissue found in joints other than nerve tissue. Depending on the different tissues that are damaged, the stem cells can turn into whatever your joint needs which can quite often be a combination of cartilage, ligament, tendon, bone or muscle.

This is a “curative” treatment. You can literally grow new joint tissue. Once your joint is healed, it is healed.

The oldest research to date shows that 100 percent of recipients who benefited from stem cell therapy were still pain free four years later. Amniotic stem cell therapy is finally here in Southern Utah.

Resources

  • Call East West Health to schedule a free consultation to see if it’s right for you, 435-773-7790
  • East West Health website
  • Address: 558 E. Riverside Drive, Suite 208, St. George
  • Hours: Monday and Thursday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday and Friday: Noon-6 p.m., Closed Wednesday

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