Adult Stem Cells for Chronic Pain Relief Can Impact the Dangerous Epidemic of Prescription Overdoses

The effective use of adult stem cells is changing the paradigm for the non-surgical treatment of chronic pain according to the Regenerative Spine and Joint Foundation.

The news is alarming. Fatalities caused by prescription painkiller overdoses are at national epidemic levels, causing 40 deaths per day in the United States, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Florida ranks as the 8th highest in terms of number of deaths due to prescription drug overdose. The effective use of adult stem cells is changing the paradigm for the non-surgical treatment of chronic pain according to the Regenerative Spine and Joint Foundation(RSJF).

The effective and safe combination of Adult Stem Cells and Platelet-Rich Plasma can relieve the agony and improve disability from orthopedic conditions of spine, joints, ligaments and tendon pain. Properly used the tandem has the potential to heal conditions that cause chronic pain including neck and back, knee, arthritis and sports injuries.

"Adult stem cells, from a patient's own fat and bone marrow that are not altered, stored or manipulated in any way skillfully combined with growth factors from Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) offer the optimum regenerative healing," said Dr. Hardesh Garg, M.D. medical director at the Comfort Care Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla. and president of the RSJF.

This adult stem cell and PRP combination represents the beginning of a seismic change in medicine. Medical pioneers, like Dr. Garg provide cutting-edge, proven, safe, effective options to dangerous and costly surgery and an alternative to a heavy reliance on painkillers.

"There will always be role for prescription drugs. But they are only a temporary fix and need to be monitored with the right patient after a comprehensive medical examination and evaluation of physical and psychological conditions," said Dr. Garg.

The relief from chronic pain is no longer just for celebrities, sports stars or at expensive out of country clinics. Headlines are full of high profile success stories such as Tiger Woods who received injections to accelerate healing after knee surgery. Retired Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Hines Ward had the procedure before the team's Super Bowl victory in 2009. Then there's NBA's Kobe Bryant and Wimbledon tennis champ Rafael Nadal and the list goes on.

Physicians like Dr. Garg, are trained in the United States in this specialized field of regenerative medicine and dedicated to non-surgical treatment options for people suffering from mild to moderate joint, tendon, ligament, or bone pain due to injury, arthritis and other conditions.

Call (904)997-6100 or visit www.rsjf.org.

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