Stem Cell Treatment for Arthritis

Stem Cell Treatment for Arthritis

Table of Contents

  • What is arthritis?
  • What causes arthritis?
  • Arthritis symptoms
  • Arthritis treatment
  • Stem cell therapy in Mexico
  • Stem cell therapy cost

What is Arthritis?

Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.* According to information available on the CDC website: "About 1 in 4 US adults (23.7%) or about 58.5 million people have doctor-diagnosed arthritis"*. Stem cell therapy for arthritis in Giostar Mexico contributes to decreasing the pain associated with the symptoms and slowing down its development. 

Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.

What causes arthritis?

The most common causes of arthritis are:**

  • Natural wear and tear of a joint from overuse through time
  • Age (osteoarthritis is most common in adults over 50 years old)
  • Injuries
  • Obesity (stress in joints)
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Genes or family historiy
  • Muscle weakness (lack of strength increase pressure on joints)

Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis Symptoms

Arthritis Treatment

Currently, there is no known cure for arthritis and rheumatic conditions. Several treatment options vary in function of the types of arthritis, including physical therapy, exercise and diet, as well as medications. Joint replacement surgeries are sometimes preferred by people; however, the recovery of joint replacement surgery is usually long and painful, due to it being an invasive procedure.

Stem cell therapy for arthritis is a none-invasive procedure, which is applied through local applications in the afflicted joints, such as:

  • Shoulder pain treatment
  • Ankle pain treatment
  • Wrist pain treatment
  • Hand pain treatment
  • Hip pain treatment
  • Knee pain treatment

How Does Stem Cell Treatment for Joints, Shoulders, and Knees Work?

Now the adult body can run out of stem cells to repair itself, due to aging, degenerative diseases or both. In Arthritis, the deterioration can exhaust the usage of stem cells to regenerate cartilage tissue leaving the body unprotected for more damage and pain.

Stem cell therapy can be applied:

  • Intravenous (IV): Stem cells are injected into the bloodstream to expand blood volumes in the central nervous system to ensure they reach the affected area.
  • Local: Stem cells are infiltrated through injections in the affected area (shoulders, knees, hands, hips, for example).

Stem cell treatment patient

Information about Stem cell therapy in Mexico 

An important question our patients ask before coming to our clinics is: Is stem cell therapy safe? We also understand that, perhaps, the real question is: Is stem cell therapy legal in Mexico? Yes and of course! In Giostar Mexico, we ask for each applicant to submit a health history form, from which our medical directors personally evaluate the viability of each applicant. This means that stem cell therapy may not be for everyone. Important: we currently do not treat macular degeneration and patients with cancer.

Value comparison of stem cell therapy in US and Mexico

Stem cell therapy is thoroughly regulated by the Mexican FDA-equivalent: COFEPRIS. Due to advanced legislation, Mexico enjoys sufficient regulatory framework to offer applications otherwise unavailable in countries such as the US or Canada, for example: local direct applications (hands for arthritis, shoulder pain, knee pain), lumbar and cervical applications, all which have proven better results for patients, than just receiving stem cell therapy intravenously.

Giostar Mexico's COFEPRIS operational licenses per facility

* LOS ALGODONES CLINIC *

COFEPRIS Official License: Progenitor or Stem Cell Bank
Folio: 18-TR-02-02-0001
COFEPRIS Official License: Provision of Progenitor or Stem Cells (transplant)
Folio: 14-TR-02-002-0008

* PLAYA DEL CARMEN CLINIC *

COFEPRIS Official License: Progenitor or Stem Cell Bank
Folio: 19-TR-23-008-0002
COFEPRIS Official License: Provision of Progenitor or Stem Cells (transplant)
Folio: 19-TR-23-008-0001

Stem cell treatment cost 

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Stem cell treatment cost for arthritis, in Giostar Mexico, ranges from $8,000.00 USD to $18,000.00 USD, in function of each patient's condition. Pricing highly depends on the preferred clinic location the patient chooses. What does this include?

  • Transportation from hotel-clinic, clinic-hotel and airport-hotel as well as hotel-airport (mainly for our Clinics in Playa del Carmen and Guadalajara; our Clinic in Los Algodones, due to its proximity to the US-Mexico border crossing, we pick up patients on the border or at Yuma Airport and take them to our clinic or their hotel)
  • Lodging (available in our Clinic in Algodones) in Hotel Hacienda or Hotel Cielito Lindo
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Body preparation – Nutritional IV Therapy
  • 1 - 10 billion exosomes (volume depends on Doctor's personal evaluation of each patient)
  • 1 - 4 stem cell vials (35 - 140 million stem cells) - IV (Intravenous) and Local applications
  • Laboratory protocol by Dr. Anand (activation of the stem cells in order to direct them towards the affected tissue or organ)
  • Medical Consultation
  • Dietitian Follow up post-therapy
  • Preferential discount for future reinforcements/applications
  • Laboratory exams the previous day before the first application

Financial Option for Stem Cell Treatment

Giostar Mexico is continuously looking to provide our patients with resources and options to receive stem cell therapy at the best stem cell clinics in Mexico. We are happy to announce that, through United Medical Credit, our patients (exclusive for US citizens) may now receive up to $25,000.00 USD in credit for their treatment (note: price for therapy varies depending on the condition to be treated and a number of stem cells [vials] included). Patients can ask for the maximum amount of the credit or ask for a percentage based on the price of the therapy.

Stem cell therapy is a procedure in the regenerative medicine field. Regenerative medicine's ultimate goal is that our body regenerates itself. What stem cell therapy does in your body is slowing down or stopping the suffered deterioration and it can even regenerate tissue. That is why we ask patients to fill out a health form, so our medical staff may first identify if stem cell therapy is actually an option for them and the medical team knows the specifics of your health condition.

If you have arthritis and want to find out if you're a candidate for stem cell therapy, you can fill out this contact form and we will give you a call or email you as soon as possible! Or contact us directly on our US landline at 619-866-6000.

 

References

* https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/arthritis/symptoms-causes/syc-20350772

** https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis