With ever-improving treatments in healthcare today, your options extend far beyond just medication and surgery. Medical providers are harnessing the potential of stem cells to naturally help treat and repair injured tissue, heart problems, neurological issues, cancer, arthritis, and diabetes.
Stem cell therapy helps to promote healing and relieve pain, including for orthopedic conditions. It can also help improve musculoskeletal function, especially after an injury.
Let’s talk about the different types of stem cell therapy, when you should get them, and where you can go in Naples for world-class holistic orthopedic treatment.
What Are the Options for Stem Cell Therapy?
There are different types of stem cell therapies, and they are all various applications of adult stem cells. Adult stem cells can transform into a few types of other cells. Current evidence shows that adult stem cells can help treat many different types of health issues, like orthopedic injuries.
Adult stem cells can be classified into the following subgroups:
Hematopoietic Stem Cells
Hematopoietic stem cells come from the bone marrow. They can transform into mature blood cells, such as platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells.
Skin Stem Cells
Epidermal and hair follicle stem cells are examples of skin stem cells. They share a function in stabilizing and fortifying the skin’s integrity, and they foster hair growth.
Neural Stem Cells
Neural stem cells are stem cells in the nervous system. They can transform into astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and neurons.
Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Mesenchymal stem cells generate cells in bone, cartilage, and bone-marrow fat. They come from multiple sources in the body, including adipose (fat), bone marrow, and blood.
Note: Hematopoietic and mesenchymal stem cells in regenerative medicine are now under research as potential treatments for blood cancer and other types of tumors.
When Should I Consider Stem Cell Therapy?
In orthopedic (musculoskeletal) conditions, stem cell therapy may be an excellent option for you if you have one or more of the following issues:
- Chronic joint pain or muscle pain
- Arthritis (joint inflammation)
- Spine conditions or back pain/neck pain
- Sports injury (sprain, strain, fracture, etc.)
Stem Cell Therapy in Naples, FL
If you are looking for an orthopedic medical practice that offers stem cell therapy here in Naples, the Joint Replacement Institute is here for you. We offer both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for everything from arthritis to back pain and sports injuries.
We provide ongoing pain management for our patients who have chronic pain issues or who are recovering from surgery or injury, and our on-site injection clinic offers no-appointment-necessary therapy that fits into your busy lifestyle.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with one of our outstanding orthopedic doctors here in Naples, contact our friendly staff today by calling us at (239) 261-2663 or by filling out our easy-to-use appointment request form online now. We look forward to helping you get back to a pain-free lifestyle!