Benefits of Non-Surgical Intervention

Benefits of Non-Surgical Intervention

Many people have had surgery at least once in their life, or know of someone who has had surgery before.  While surgery is a relatively common occurrence, it is also filled with various risks.  For good reason, people tend to avoid surgery when they can, and doctors tend to push off surgery as long as possible.  However, at the end of the day, if there is something wrong with a structure in your body that is affecting your everyday ability to function, surgery becomes necessary.  Fortunately, over the last few years, non-surgical intervention has become much more popular as a way to fix various problems in the body without the use of surgery.

There are many different kinds of non-surgical interventions available in medicine.  One of these non-surgical interventions is stem cell therapy.  Stem cell therapy includes injecting a patient with stem cells in the part of the body that is not working properly.  For example, for patients with hip pain, stem cells will be injected into the hip, and for patients with shoulder pain, stem cells will be injected into the shoulder.  Stem cell therapy provides a new option within the realm of non-surgical intervention, which can greatly help patients suffering from a wide range of ailments.

Stem cells can be mesenchymal stem cells that are found in the bone or cartilage or amniotic stem cells, which are taken from consenting pregnant women who are undergoing a planned c-section.  Mesenchymal stem cells and amniotic stem cells come from different places, differentiate differently, but have the same ultimate effect: healing an injured part of the body.  It is important to speak with a physician to determine which kind of stem cells can bring your specific condition the best results.

Non-surgical interventions are preferred for surgical interventions for a wide variety of reasons.  However, the most important reason is that non-surgical interventions pose far less risk than undergoing surgery.  One of the biggest risks of surgery is undergoing general anesthesia.  It can wreak havoc on your body and is generally seen as unhealthy.  With non-surgical interventions, only a local anesthetic is required versus a general anesthetic.  This, along with other factors such as being less intrusive, shorter recovery times, and less risk of infection, are all reasons non-surgical interventions are preferential to undergoing surgery.

There are many non-surgical interventions that currently exist.  But, stem cell therapy has left its mark on the medical and scientific communities in the field of non-surgical intervention.  There are many benefits to non-surgical intervention, such as the reduced risk of infection, less downtime for recovery, and overall less risk than is associated with surgery.  There are still some cases where surgery is unavoidable.  However, non-surgical interventions allow for alternative steps a patient can try before undergoing surgery.  The hope is that these non-invasive measures can postpone surgery temporarily, or even indefinitely in some cases.  If you are considering undergoing surgery for an ailment, it would be wise to consult with your physician about potential non-surgical replacements.

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