Arthritis is a common condition that affects about 23% of all adults, many of whom experience severe pain that limits activities. At Atlantic Surgical Associates, we are proud to offer advanced stem cell treatment in West Long Branch, New Jersey, to ease the pain of arthritis and help patients enjoy a better quality of life. We welcome patients in surrounding communities of New Brunswick, East Brunswick, and Staten Island, NY.
What is Stem Cell Treatment?
Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that promotes the natural regeneration of injured or damaged tissue using stem cells and derivatives. Stem cells are unique cells with the potential to develop into nearly any type of cell, which means they can be used to help repair tissue in some cases.
One application for stem cell treatment that has shown promise is the treatment of arthritis in the hands, knees, and other joints.
How Much Does Stem Cell Treatment Cost in West Long Branch, NJ?
The cost of stem cell treatment varies a great deal depending on the location and number of affected joints and the severity of the joint damage. We encourage you to contact us to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Volshteyn to discuss your concerns and develop a treatment plan. We will be able to provide you with your personal cost for care. You can learn about your options for paying for stem cell treatment on our financing page.
How Does Stem Cell Therapy Treat Arthritis?
Stem cell treatment has shown promise in the treatment of arthritis in small joints. It appears that stem cells effectively decrease inflammation by reducing Interleukin-6 and Tumor Necrosis Factor, both of which are believed to promote inflammation and trigger the body’s immune system to attack the joints.
Based on our data from more than 100 centers across the United States using our protocol, 73% to 79% of patients report improvement in arthritis symptoms within three weeks of treatment. The number of treatments necessary depends on the amount of joint damage and how advanced the arthritis is.
At Atlantic Surgical Associates, we typically perform stem cell treatment under local anesthesia, although sedation may be used for patients with multiple joints that need to be treated. To target the correct area and achieve the most effective results possible, injections are performed using ultrasonic or x-ray guidance.
While stem cell treatment can’t cure arthritis, this therapy has shown it can effectively reduce inflammation and pain while improving small joint motion. If your current arthritis treatment is not helping, contact us at our office in West Long Branch, New Jersey, to learn more about stem cell therapy and find out if it can benefit you. Atlantic Surgical Associates welcomes patients from Monmouth, Essex, and Ocean counties.