Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that causes extensive joint destruction throughout the body. Until recently this disease was treated with steroid based anti-inflammatory drugs, and harsh immunosuppressive drugs. Within the past 10 years, new classes of drugs, collectively named “biologics” have been used to treat patients with RA. These drugs specifically block the proteins, which cause joint destruction in RA, thus putting the disease in remission indefinitely. While these new drugs represent an advancement in the treatment of RA, these patients are still left with pain and loss of function in those joints which have been damaged by the disease, prior to it’s remission.
By using stem cells derived from the bone marrow of these RA patients, and combining that with platelets obtained from the patient’s blood; we are able to use this combination to treat ANY joint that has been damaged by Rheumatoid arthritis. And, as long as the RA remains in remission, those damaged joints can be repaired and function restored.
If you or someone you know is suffering with joint pain associated with Rheumatoid arthritis, come see us at Denver Regenerative Medicine for a free consultation to find out how Stem Cell Therapy or PRP can help. Don’t live in pain any longer – call (720) 583-1648 to schedule now!