stem cell therapy pros and cons

Stem Cell Therapy Pros and Cons

Stem Cell Therapy is one of the most exciting advances in modern regenerative medicine. This technology accelerates the body’s natural healing processes by using its own cells. It provides astonishing treatment for all kinds of conditions that doctors did not have good solutions to before.

This emerging health breakthrough, stem cell therapy, can be the right option for specific cancers, heart diseases, and even pain management. However, you may be hesitant to move forward due to the negative attention the media sometimes gives it. On the flip side, there are health authorities on other blogs that promote stem cell therapy use.

We believe it is important to consider the pros and cons of stem cell therapy treatment. Your health matters and potentially life-threatening conditions are in the mix. Before you make any major medical decision, you should always stop to consider the option.

Listed below are some Pros and Cons of stem cell therapy.

Pros of Stem Cell Therapy

Treat Diseases

Stem Cell research has shown great strides in the ability to treat and even cure certain diseases. Conditions such as heart diseases, spinal cord injury, cancers, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s are degenerative diseases that destroy tissues.

Doctors can repair damaged tissues by retrieving stem cells from other body areas and injecting them into these damaged tissues. For the reward of curing chronic and debilitating diseases, stem cell therapy costs and treatment are certainly worth it.

Minimal Rejection Risk

When injecting anything into the human body, there is always a concern of the body rejecting the foreign substance and causing health concerns. With the use of adult stem cells or somatic cells, there is little-to-no risk of rejection because the cells come directly from the patient’s bone marrow. This type of retrieval ensures that stem cell injections are efficient at delivering the desired results.

Developmental Studies

The future of stem cell research is vast. Another positive aspect of stem cell therapy is that it opens the door for further research into how human stem cells work. Additionally, drug and developmental research may be conducted on stem cells for observation rather than on human or animal trials, which furthers knowledge and research while eliminating risk to lives.

Cons of Stem Cell Therapy

Ethical Concerns

There is much debate about the ethical nature of some stem cell research. One type of stem cell therapy involves the use of embryonic stem cells from a human embryo. The political and ethical controversy surrounding stem cell therapy involves only embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells. We do not use these kinds of cells in our regenerative therapy.

New Technology

Research and development in the realm of stem cell treatments have been very promising. Even so, the technology and research are very young and have not been around for a long period. Doctors still have questions about stem cell therapy, but they know enough to offer it as a safe treatment.

This is positive because the developments available for the regeneration of many diseases are safe and not proven to have adverse side effects. However, the media views stem cell therapy’s newness in a negative light. There is so much yet to discover, and many diseases do not yet have the ability for treatments.

Limited Regulation

Because this therapy is still fairly recent, the scientific and healthcare community are still developing the appropriate regulations. It may take time to decipher how much this treatment should be scrutinized and regulated, and therefore it can be confusing for doctors who are using this treatment for healing certain diseases.

Stem Cell Treatment

At Arizona Pain and Spine Institute, we have extensive experience administering Stem Cell Therapy to treat various pains and diseases. The procedure is non-invasive, and we carry it out in a matter of hours. Most patients can carry out their day-to-day activities within a few days and see improvement in their condition within a few weeks.

If you would like more information about the pros and cons of stem cell therapy or have any other questions, please call our office at 480.986.7246.

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