Why Stem Cell Therapy Is More Effective Than Surgical Procedures
The number of surgeries being performed every year has been on the rise now for quite some time, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to slow down any time soon, but is surgery the only option? Before committing to invasive, you need to be acutely aware of the potential lifelong repercussions and other options that might better for you. One such alternate treatment is stem cell therapy. Let’s discuss some of the ways Stem Cell research might be more effective than surgery.
Surgeons often recommend knee replacement surgery to cure knee pain brought on by arthritis, but isn’t this extreme? Research suggests that most patients who go through knee replacement surgery continue living with chronic knee pain. In contrast, stem cell injects have been observed to alleviate long-term pain without the need for invasive surgery.
Surgery should always be treated as a final option, an extreme solution when there aren’t any others left. Thanks to modern science, we now have medical solutions that are less extreme and more effective. Because surgery is unnatural, your immune system can take time to adjust to surgical changes such as metal rods and bolts or microchips. Surgery can have short-term negative side effects such as inflammation or swelling, but it can also have long-term drawbacks, physically and mentally. In most cases, recovering from surgeries can take time
For instance, stem cell therapy is quite effective in treating knee osteoarthritis. It is more effective than surgery because rather than replacing damaged cells, it helps them regenerate. Compared to surgery, the human body responds better to stem cells and the regenerative process. People who undergo stem cell therapy even regain their range of motion faster than patients of the surgery.
In addition to knee osteoarthritis, stem cell therapy can also be used to treat Parkinson’s disease. Scientific studies suggest that human endometrium-derived stem cells have contributed significantly to counter the progression of PD. Moreover, it also creates a therapeutic impact on the patients.
Stem cell therapy might not be cheap, but surgery can often be far more expensive. Surgeries come with long periods of recovery, during which you’ll only lose more money. The potential lifelong health issues that come with surgeries will cause you to bleed money for years to come. In the long run, stem cell research will save you money.
Neither surgery nor Stem Cell therapy should be taken lightly. Weigh your options carefully, and consult your doctors before committing to any one form of treatment. You don’t want to do anything that could leave you with lifelong health issues or debt.
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