Stem Cell Therapy For Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Breakthrough Treatment

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Relieve Your Joint Pain and Restore Mobility With This Cutting-Edge Approach

If you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, you know the toll this condition can take on your body. 

The pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints make it difficult to live life to the fullest. You may have tried various medications to find relief, but the side effects leave you feeling drained. Perhaps you’ve even considered surgery, but the risks give you pause. We understand the frustration of living with rheumatoid arthritis – and we’re here to tell you there is hope.

At Allure Medical, we believe your condition shouldn’t define you. That’s why we offer cutting-edge stem cell therapies that can potentially reduce your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and help you regain mobility and independence. 

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

First, let’s quickly review what rheumatoid arthritis is. 

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic inflammation and damage primarily in the small joints of your hands and feet. It happens when your immune system mistakes the cells lining your joints as “foreign” invaders and launches an attack.

This immune response causes swollen, stiff, and painful joints. Over time, it can permanently destroy the cartilage and bone within joints. Rheumatoid arthritis also leads to systemic inflammation that can affect organs throughout the body.

While its exact cause is still unknown, researchers believe that genetic and environmental factors interact to trigger abnormal immune functioning in rheumatoid arthritis. Women are two to three times more likely to develop the condition than men. Rheumatoid arthritis afflicts over 1.3 million adults in the U.S. alone.

How Stem Cells Could Help Relieve Your Rheumatoid Arthritis

Stem cells have recently emerged as a cutting-edge treatment option for chronic inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. But what exactly are stem cells, and how could they help provide you lasting relief?

Stem cells are the foundation for every organ and tissue in your body. They are “master cells” that can develop into many different cell types. Adult stem cells act as an internal repair system, replenishing specialized cells as needed. As we age, our stem cell reserves diminish, leading to degeneration and impaired healing.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are one type of adult stem cell gaining attention for their therapeutic potential. 

These special cells can be obtained from sources like bone marrow, fat tissue, and even the umbilical cord. MSCs have unique properties that make them a promising treatment for autoimmune disorders:

Immunomodulation

MSCs can calm the overactive immune response behind rheumatoid arthritis. They interact with immune cells, decreasing inflammatory chemicals like TNF-alpha and IL-6.

Tissue repair

MSCs can migrate to damaged joints and differentiate into cartilage, bone, and other regenerative cell types to assist healing.

Growth factor secretion

The growth factors and cytokines released by MSCs stimulate further tissue regeneration and blood vessel growth.

In short, stem cell therapy aims to reset your immune system, reduce inflammation, encourage cartilage and bone repair, and promote ongoing healing through growth factor production.

Stem Cell Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Allure Medical Approach

Here at Allure Medical, stem cell therapy is one of our most innovative offerings. We use minimally invasive treatments to deliver concentrated doses of your own pure, potent stem cells precisely where they’re needed most.

Our board-certified specialists first harvest stem cells through a simple fat liposuction procedure or bone marrow draw. We isolate and concentrate the MSCs in our state-of-the-art lab. Then, we administer the activated stem cells via intravenous infusion to circulate through your bloodstream or by injections into affected joints.

The Potential Benefits You Could Experience

Countless patients have undergone stem cell therapy at Allure Medical to date. They report excellent outcomes, including:

  • Decreased pain, swelling, and tenderness in affected joints
  • Improved range of motion and flexibility
  • Reduced morning stiffness that hinders daily routines
  • Increased physical function and stamina
  • Lower systemic inflammation
  • Less need for medications like methotrexate or NSAIDs
  • Delay or avoidance of joint surgery
  • Improved energy levels and better sleep quality
  • Ability to return to cherished activities like golfing, gardening, playing with grandchildren

In essence, stem cell therapy could help you regain mobility, independence, and quality of life. While not a cure, it offers the possibility of lasting relief by addressing the root causes of your rheumatoid arthritis in a holistic manner.

You Still Have Questions? See the Research and Facts

We know you likely have many questions about stem cell therapy for rheumatoid arthritis. How effective is it? How safe is the procedure? What do clinical studies reveal? Let’s explore the facts and cutting-edge research that support this treatment.

Several clinical trials demonstrate stem cell therapy’s benefits for rheumatoid arthritis:

  • A 2015 study of 172 patients found a single IV MSC treatment provided symptom relief for up to 5 years. 70% achieved remission.
  • A 2020 Phase 3 trial showed MSC injections improved ACR20/50/70 response rates better than placebo. Improvements lasted 1 year.
  • Multiple studies report significant decreases in inflammatory cytokine levels and reduced progression of joint erosion after MSC therapy.
  • A 2022 literature review concluded MSC therapy is safe and effective for rheumatoid arthritis based on results from over 1,000 patients treated.

While research is still emerging, these findings offer solid evidence that stem cell therapy provides better outcomes than traditional management alone. Participants report rapid relief of symptoms, reversal of joint damage, and elimination of inflammation.

Importantly, stem cell therapy is well-tolerated with a mild side effect profile. The most common adverse events are temporary injection-related discomfort or short-lived fever/headache after IV infusion. No severe reactions or safety issues have arisen in studies thus far.

Ready to Explore if Stem Cell Therapy is Right for You?

If you’re tired of band-aid treatments and ready for a personalized plan that targets the root causes of your condition, Allure Medical is here for you.

Schedule a free consultation today with one of our rheumatology specialists. They will assess your health history, diagnose the extent of your joint damage, and determine if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy. We’ll explain the treatment process in full and answer any lingering questions.

Don’t let rheumatoid arthritis define you any longer. Take the first step and contact us today – a pain-free future could be ahead.

Charles Mok

Dr. Charles Mok

About Charles Mok

Dr. Charles Mok received his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chicago, Illinois in 1989. He completed his medical residency at Mount Clemens General Hospital, Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He has worked with laser manufacturing companies to improve their technologies; he has performed clinical research studies and has taught physicians from numerous other states. His professionalism and personal attention to detail have contributed to the success of one of the first medical spas in Michigan.

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