Stem Cell Recruitment TherapyTM for Hand and Wrist Pain – Insurance Covered Amniotic Fluid Injections
For those experiencing chronic hand and wrist pain, the ability to perform daily activities can be significantly altered. Especially if the ailment is being experienced in the dominant hand. We often don’t realize how critical our wrist and hands are, and how much we use them, until pain settles in.
Amazingly, there are over 25 bones and joints in the hand and wrist. Under normal circumstances, they afford people the ability to move in many different directions and perform intricate tasks.
Being able to write, lift things, get dressed, participate in sports and even going to the bathroom all entail significant use and may be adversely affected.
Keep in mind that all of the traditional treatment options may be effective for pain relief, but they don’t actually repair and regenerate tissue damage. They mask pain like a “band aid”, by either decreasing inflammation (NSAIDs) or immobilizing the affected area (bracing).
Steroid injections have been around for over 50 years and are still considered a “gold standard” by insurance companies. This, despite the fact that most studies only show pain relief for a few weeks. And significant evidence shows they can actually lead to cartilage degradation! (The Deterioration of Articular Cartilage in Osteoarthritis by Corticosteroid Injections,Journal of Prolotherapy. 2009).
Opiates are obviously not the best idea for chronic hand and wrist pain due to their significant side effects. These may include tolerance and even addiction. Surgery should always be considered a last resort, and for those suffering from pain that does not respond to nonoperative therapies, it may be the best option.
However, Stem Cell Recruitment TherapyTM is now available including amniotic fluid injections. These procedures, which are covered by most insurance plans, include amniotic fluid which is rich in cytokines, growth factors and hyaluronic acid.
The combination of these amazing ingredients “recruits” one’s body to participate in repair and regeneration processes. This includes bringing in its own stem cells, exosomes and additional healing elements to