By Caitlin Gerrald, PA-C – Millpond Integrative Health and Wellness Center
At Millpond Integrative Health and Wellness Center of Lexington, we devote much of our time and passion to treating chronically ill patients – especially those in pain. We’re proud to offer a wide range of holistic treatments that are based on years of experience and cutting-edge technologies.
Earlier this year, we at Millpond were proud to introduce the newest weapon in the non-surgical treatment of chronic pain: regenerative stem cell therapy, or RST. In RST, placental stem cells are injected directly into the affected areas.
The healing procedure is painless and based upon nature’s own incredible powers. Regenerative stem cells are injected into the affected area, where they immediately begin to do their work. RST works in by encouraging the production of hyaluronic acid, a building block of the synovial fluid, a thick, gel-like substance that cushions the joint. Loss of synovial fluid has been linked with the pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation.
RST supports the production of certain types of cytokines that have anti-inflammatory properties. These naturally occurring compounds can reduce painful swelling and inflammation in the joint, aiding in the healing process.
One of the primary goals of RST is the production of new joint tissue. RST injections contain cellular growth factors, which have been shown to support the growth of new joint tissue.
Regenerative stem cell injections are suited for arthritic and/or degenerative conditions, especially those of the knees, hips, shoulders, neck and lower back. RST has been used to effectively treat degenerative conditions of the cartilage and ligaments; bone spurs; bursitis; and tendonitis.
Patients can experience a significant decrease in pain and improved range of motion within weeks of the first treatment! Patients who have the received RST at Millpond Integrative Health and Wellness Center tell us the results have been life-changing. Patients who have been unable to walk, climb stairs or play a pain-free round of golf suddenly find themselves feeling more active, more engaged and more alive than they have felt in a long time.
Millpond Integrative Health and Wellness Center is one of the first clinics in Central Kentucky to offer this highly advanced form of therapy. I am pleased to make this truly amazing therapy available as it is my hope more people will be able to experience its amazing benefits.
Regenerative Stem Cell therapy has the potential to allow patients in pain to avoid potentially addictive medications and/or invasive surgery.
As RST is a more natural, less invasive way to reduce pain and swelling and begin healing, there are few, if any restrictions to its use. Those who have used steroids in the past for joint pain, and suffered the ill side effects of it, find RST to be especially beneficial.
Because Regenerative Stem Cell therapy injections are derived from amniotic cells, not embryonic or fetal tissue, there are no ethical concerns. RST injections are regulated by the FDA and, over the course of more than 60,000 treatments nationwide, there has never been a reported problem with type of therapy.
RST, coupled with exercise to strengthen the muscles, tendons and ligaments, has the potential to permanently improve the function and comfort of troublesome joints … not just mask pain. If you’re suffering from chronic joint pain, degenerative conditions or arthritis, give our office a call to learn more about RST and whether you might be a candidate for this cutting-edge treatment.
Caitlin Gerrard, PA-C, is a certified physician assistant with Millpond Integrative Health and Wellness Center, 3650 Boston Road, Suite 188, Lexington. For more information, please call the office at (859) 219-0617.