The human body is a wondrous thing. From withstanding extreme temperatures to surviving life-threatening illnesses, it seems like our bodies can recover from anything. However, when it comes to chronic pain, research has shown that our bodies may not deploy enough cells in various areas to help stimulate adequate healing.
What is Regenerative Injection Therapy?
There are multiple ways to treat chronic pain, but the most reliable and safest option is Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT). RIT, also known as stem cell treatment, is now considered the gold standard of treatment for chronic pain in the tendons, ligaments and muscles.
Stem cell treatments provide injured areas the extra strength and support needed to rebuild the body’s natural defenses against long-term damage. In turn, the cycle of deterioration is stopped, allowing you to return to activities of daily living.
Causes of Chronic Pain
There are many reasons why people may need RIT. As previously mentioned, chronic pain can stem from a variety of sources, including:
- Lyme disease
- Muscle atrophy
- Muscle sprains
Living with chronic pain also has a negative impact on your emotional well-being. Not being able to perform activities of daily living can lead to depression. Alleviating the symptoms of chronic pain brightens your mood and improves your outlook on life.
Who is at Risk?
Chronic pain syndrome can affect people of all ages. Even something as common as a headache can lead to chronic pain syndrome. But what are some of the most common triggers of chronic pain? In addition to age, your gender, body habits and lifestyle all play a role.
Normally, when there is tissue damage, a signal is sent to the body that initiates the healing process. During the healing process, tissues react to an inflammatory response, which is supposed to prompt tissue regeneration. Unfortunately, there are times when tissue regeneration is not sufficient, which results in chronic pain.
Benefits of RIT
There are many benefits to having RIT. In addition to increased flexibility and mobility, RIT can also reduce pain levels and improve overall strength. Patients who undergo RIT report a reduction in painful physical symptoms and report improved psychological well-being.
People who live with chronic pain usually suffer from depression as well. Relieving the painful symptoms allows patients to regain control over their lives and start enjoying life again.
Common Conditions Treated With RIT
Regenerative injury treatment is also effective for injuries that are slow to heal. Some of the most common injuries and conditions that can benefit from RIT include:
- Tennis elbow
- ACL ligament injuries
- Lateral epicondylitis
- Achilles tendonitis
If you’re suffering from chronic pain, know that you’re not alone. RIT has been proven to reduce and even completely eliminate chronic pain symptoms. If you’re ready to regain control over your life, contact Dr. Farrell for a consultation at 480-945-3629 today.