Understanding How We Treat Joint Pain
Joint Pain / Degeneration
Arthritis is a common condition that affects approximately 350 million people worldwide and nearly 40 million people in the United States. There are more than 100 different kinds of arthritis, a condition of the joints that causes pain, swelling, and stiffness and limits range of motion.
The cause of these difficulties is the breakdown of cartilage in the joints themselves. Cartilage is unique in that it is a kind of tissue that doesn’t contain blood vessels and therefore heals or regenerates at a very slow rate. In osteoarthritis, the most common form of the disease, the pain comes from the wearing away of the cartilage, which leaves no protection for the joints with movement.
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The biggest issue with this disease is that none of the medical treatments currently used (drugs or surgery) do anything to help the joint repair itself. The aim of these procedures is pain relief and to replace the entire joint itself when deemed necessary, which inherently comes with its own complications.
How many people reading this have ever gotten a shot of corticosteroids (a cortisone shot)? It is one of the most common treatments for joint pain, but like everything else all it does is mask the pain. New research suggests that corticosteroids increase cartilage cell death, alters cartilage and collagen production, is toxic to stem cells, and decreases the ability to repair tendons. This would potentially wear out your joints faster, pushing you down the road to getting a replacement much earlier than would be needed.
The two therapies that we use at our office both have the same treatment goal: to restore and repair joint tissue.
Reduce Peripheral Neuropathy & Chronic Pain Without Drugs or Surgery
Electrical Stimulation Therapy
Electrical Stimulation Therapy works on pain through a method called electric cell signaling (EST). The EST treatments work to reestablish normal cellular healing. It provides pain relief due to:
Ligand/hormone activity imitation
Improved membrane permeability
Activation of Regeneration — cAMP (Cell repair and normalization)
Immune system support (Gap Junction) through enhanced communication cell-to-cell
Electrical Stimulation Therapy is the only EST device published in multiple medical journals and used in clinical research proving the ability to heal tissue and regenerate nerves.
Electrical Stimulation Therapy is an FDA Cleared Treatment for:
Electrical Stimulation Therapy Peripheral
Neuropathy & Chronic Pain Benefits:
Restoring Your Quality of Life
Because of the nerve pain that you are living with today, you may no longer be as physically and socially active as you once were. Your professional aspirations and personal relationships may have suffered. Having to decide between the pain and expense of surgery and the potential addiction of prescription medications puts you in a no-win situation. However, we are proud to provide you with a superior treatment that has the ability to restore your quality of life. You can find a deeper level of enjoyment in your personal relationships, career, hobbies and more once you take advantage of the regenerative healing benefits of Electrical Stimulation Therapy.
Is Electrical Stimulation Therapy right for you? Through a consultation with our neuropathy specialist at Regenerative Medicine of Utah we will fully answer all of your questions about this treatment. We will also determine if this treatment is suitable for your specific health situation. Call our office at 801-776-3200 to request a consultation.