How Cytokines Help Joint Pain & Inflammation

Jul 2, 2019Regenerative Medicine

Millions of Americans start their days every morning suffering from joint pain caused by degeneration. The reason for most…osteoarthritis. Our Regenerative Medicine Therapy is very successful in combating joint pain caused by osteoarthritis for people across the Syracuse area and Upstate New York. The reason why is because we use more than just stem cells in our therapies. A component we include which helps to reduce pain and inflammation quickly are cytokines.

 

What Causes Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a condition that frustrates many medical professionals. The main cause is related to aging. When we age, the water content of our cartilage decreases and the proteins in the joint tissue degenerate. The repetitive use of our joints over time causes damage to the weakened cartilage leading to joint pain and swelling. When someone is diagnosed with osteoarthritis, they are usually told that they have to either live with their joint pain or take anti-inflammatory drugs for the rest of their lives.

How Cytokines Help

Our immune systems are complex and are made up of immune cells and proteins performing different functions. Cytokines are molecule messengers and are among the proteins present in our immune system. In order to have a full understanding of arthritis and inflammation, it is necessary to understand the role cytokines play. These small proteins are released by cells into our circulatory system or directly into your tissues. Once released, they interact with the receptors on our immune cells. This interaction stimulates specific responses in the targeted cells such as the reduction of inflammation.

When studying cytokines, there are two types. Pro-inflammatory cytokines which are secreted by the body to promote inflammation and anti-inflammatory which reduce inflammation. In order for the body to behave properly, the production of these must be in balance. Overproduction of pro-inflammatory cytokines can result in disease such as rheumatoid arthritis where they are involved in inflammation and destroy tissue. Anti-inflammatory cytokines control the pro-inflammatory cytokine response and work in conjunction with inhibitors and receptors to regulate our immune system. By being able to use anti-inflammatory cytokines as part of our Regenerative Medicine Therapy procedures, we are able to help regulate the production and function of pro-inflammatory cytokines. As a result, we can successfully relieve acute and chronic  pain.

Why Umbilical Cord Tissue-Based Regenerative Medicine

Cytokines are only one component  in our Regenerative Medicine procedures at Syracuse Medical.  We also use mesenchymal stem cells and other components from umbilical cord tissue found in the Wharton’s Jelly layer. There are no ethical issues that arise with this type of therapy. All tissue harvested for our regenerative medicine procedures is collected from donated placentas of live full-term scheduled cesarean births. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, this tissue is ideal for use in regenerative medicine and its effectiveness has been studied since 1991. What makes Wharton’s Jelly-derived Human Cell and Tissue Product the most effective product is the minimally manipulated processing by the laboratory and the young vibrant cells and tissue found in the Wharton’s Jelly Layer. These details create the best regenerative medicine products on the market.

However, what makes our Regenerative Medicine procedures achieve such positive outcomes for our patients is the knowledge of how to create the ideal healing environment in the body. By using mesenchymal stem cells in conjunction with a unique blend of cytokines, chemokines, growth factors and scaffolding proteins, we are able to create an environment that fosters the functional factors involved in the reconstruction, repair, cushioning and protection of human tissue. Because regenerative medicine cooperates with your body’s natural healing abilities, it is able to repair the damage in your joints that cause knee pain and shoulder pain without the side effects of surgery and use of dangerous prescription drugs.

Our Goal Is To Help YOU Live A Pain-Free Life

At Syracuse Medical, our purpose is to provide our patients with Innovative, Safe, Effective, Trustworthy and Proactive healthcare solutions that allow them to live their life to its fullest potential. We don’t let insurance companies dictate the patient care we offer. We do what is safe for the patient, what’s best for the patient and what gets results for the patient. Until recently Human Cell and Tissue Product derived from the Wharton’s Jelly Layer of the Umbilical Cord has not been available to Syracuse and surrounding area, but we are proud to offer this to our patients and have been doing so for over a year and a half.

If you suffer from a knee pain or shoulder pain, regenerative medicine is a safe and successful option that can help you enjoy life again. Contact our office today to learn more by attending one of our free educational Regenerative Medicine seminars. We look forward to helping you soon!

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