Know that you are not alone if you are suffering from arthritis, as it is the second most common chronic disease in Australia. Shoulder pain, tennis elbow, gout, or any other forms of pain in the joints are different forms of arthritis. In an arthritic joint, the normal soft tissue get worn and damaged as the person ages, and eventually lead to inflammation, stiffness, and pain. This is largely a result of bones in the joint grinding against each other, though, if left untreated, arthritis may lead to severe pain and disability.
Arthritis is manageable to some extent, despite the chronic joint pains. Most commonly, painkillers are taken for mild cases of arthritis. Yet this may do more harm than good, as they simply block the pain and do nothing to correct the joint damage. Alternatively, anti-inflammatory drugs are given to reduce swelling, or disease-modifying drugs are given to slow the progression of
Arthritis is manageable to some extent, despite the chronic joint pains. Most commonly, painkillers are taken for mild cases of arthritis. Yet this may do more harm than good, as they simply block the pain and do nothing to correct the joint damage. Alternatively, anti-inflammatory drugs are given to reduce swelling, or disease-modifying drugs are given to slow the progression of disease. A change for a better lifestyle may help joint flexibility and pain management, but the fact remains that arthritis is an incurable disease. Even those who have undergone joint replacements or reconstruction surgeries may require a repeat surgery.
How can stem cells help with your arthritis?
The breakthrough in stem cell research carries much excitement in treating chronic diseases such as arthritis. Stem cells are able to replicate to large numbers, and in large numbers, they are able to transform into different cell types to replace the corresponding ones lost. This effectively regenerates any lost or damage tissue in the body.
The powerful regenerative potential of stem cells holds promise in addressing what conventional medicine cannot. Cells and tissues lost cannot be restored, only proactively halted and delayed by drugs and medicine. Stem cells can reactively be used to regenerate the damaged tissue.
In the case of arthritis, stem cells are able to regenerate the joint lining that cushions the bones from impact and constant contact. This will allow the symptoms of arthritis to be reduced over time as it reverses the progression of arthritis.
AMPC: The Latest Innovation in Stem Cell Research
Among the ranks of stem cells lies Autologous Multi-lineage Potential Cells (AMPC). AMPC are stem cells that boast higher safety and efficacy than current stem cells used in treatment.
AMPC are pluripotent and autologous, unlike their conventional counterparts. This means they can differentiate into any cell type of the body, and are extracted and used on the same person. This overcomes problems with mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) currently used for joint treatments, where the stem cells are painful to extract, and lengthy to produce.
AMPC also exhibit a higher safety profile than other stem cells used for treatment. They are cultured without genetic manipulation and in a closed system that minimises contamination risk. All samples are also screened before they are released for treatment and all procedures insured by Vero Insurance, one of Australia’s largest medical insurers.
Your safety will be ensured with AMPC stem cell therapy.