From osteoarthritis to previous injuries, there are many possible causes of chronic pain. Patients often find temporary relief in treatments such as over the counter or prescription pain medications, but the discomfort may still return. In search of a more permanent solution, researchers are looking to stem cell therapy as a viable option for treating chronic pain.
Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Pain
Stem cells are the foundation for all cell types. They’re especially powerful during early development, as embryos evolve in the womb. In this phase, stem cells transform into different types of tissue by becoming skin, brain, and other specific types of cells, and multiplying indefinitely.
Adults still have some stem cells within their bodies, located in the bone marrow, fat tissue, and blood. Although their potency isn’t as powerful as it was during early development, they still have regenerative capabilities which can be leveraged for healing. In …