Joint pain, inflammation and degeneration is tuff to live with and surgery should always be avoided if possible. Luckily Painless Medical has advanced treatment options to help patients do just that! If you or someone you love is suffering with joint pain in any area of the body, its worth seeing if you could be a candidate for care at our Fenton location. The goal of our clinic is to help as many people reach their highest level of health & healing in a manor that allows them to avoid dangerous drugs and invasive surgeries.
Study Review of One of the Options Available:
Clinical Use of Amniotic Fluid Injection for Osteoarthritis
Intra-articular amniotic fluid instillation is a method of treatment in advanced osteoarthritis when the patient is not getting any relief with conservative treatments. The long-term follow-up result of this type of Stem Cell Recruitment Therapy justifies its procedural superiority over the commonly practiced intra-articular corticosteroid treatments.
Results of Study
According to Clinical Use of Amniotic Fluid in Osteoarthritis: A Source of Cell Therapy study, it is the first global report on a clinical comparison of the effect of amniotic fluid cell therapy and the impact of standard intraarticular palliative treatment in case of varying degrees of osteoarthritis-induced degenerated knee joints.
In the study, results after a knee injection of amniotic fluid showed longer lasting results and decrease of pain each month. The study stated, “the benefit of treatment was sustained at the end of the third month in Group B particularly, with mean 80.76% in the amniotic fluid-treated Group B and 46.15% in the steroid-treated Group A (p <.01) showing continued improvement.”
Conclusion of Study
Bhattacharya et. al further stated in the study: “amniotic fluid injections present an excellent, safe, and longer lasting alternative for treating osteoarthritis due to its cushioning effect similar to hyaluronic acid and its anti-inflammatory and regenerative components.”
How do amniotic injection products compare to traditional forms of treatment for osteoarthritis?
This article from The American Academy of Pain Medicine shows excellent comparisons of amniotic fluid injections versus traditional hyaluronic treatments and shows the favored option to be the amniotic fluid treatment. While the preferred treatment option of receiving hyaluronic (HA) injections has been the standard for years, it still proves to be inconclusive as to whether there are any actual beneficial effects on the osteoarthritis condition. Furthermore, studies show that curcumin is an excellent complementary treatment for arthritis, as a natural remedy for inflammation. Osteoarthritis is a very common joint disease and is characterized by the breakdown of cartilage. Prolonged degradation of the joint tissues exacerbates the problem and most current therapies are only masking the pain of OA. (The American Academy of Pain Medicine, 2015)
Amniotic fluid injections present an excellent option for the treatment of osteoarthritis. As more research is presented we will better understand the mechanisms of success behind these treatments. Regenerative medicine is proving to be a key component of patient care and successful outcomes for conditions that have had little progress in recent decades. As confidence in these treatment options increases we will see treatments like amniotic fluid and amniotic tissue injections become the front-line therapy of choice in main stream medical practice.
$49 Consultation Special
Customized Treatment Plans
Years of Experience
Treatment Options for all Health Goals
Call us: (810) 957-4505
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does the office accept Insurance?
Does the office accept Insurance?
Absolutely! Our clinic accepts all forms of payment including Cash, Credit Card, HSA, All Major Insurance Carriers Including but not limited to Medicare & Medicaid!
How long is an appointment?
Your first 2 appointments are always the longest and very depending on how many issues you have and how many questions you or the doctor may have. The clinic is extremely thorough and take our time with you. If you are in a hurry some things can be done to speed up your appointment such as the initial paperwork being emailed to you. Please let the scheduling line know if this is something you would like.
Does Insurance Cover My Services?
Since all insurance plans are different and some services are based on medical necessity, it all depends on what exactly is going on with you. When you have your first appointment we will be able to determine what your needs are and at that point we can reach out to your insurance company and do a complimentary benefit check to determine your coverage. We will then share that information with you. If you have no insurance at all, no worries we have many patients that are in that situation and we have many different options to get you the help you need as well.
APPOINTMENT REQUEST FORM:
Simply enter your information below, or call our Fenton office (810) 214-0684 to schedule your preferred day.
We look forward to helping throughout your journey to a pain free life!