You may think you feel run down because your job is demanding and your kids need nearly constant attention. However, there is a significant difference between being tired due to a busy lifestyle and severe burnout caused by declining health. At Right Path Pain and Spine Centers in Davenport, FL, we offer Exosome therapy to help our clients restore their energy levels and health. Here’s what you need to know.
What Is Exosome Therapy?
Exosome therapy is a regenerative treatment that involves the injection of exosomes to restore energy and health. Like intravenous or platelet-rich plasma treatments, this therapy has several applications including the facilitation of hair growth, immune system support, and joint pain relief. This promising, relatively new treatment is the result of years of research in molecular bioscience and other highly innovative sciences.
What Are Exosomes?
Exosomes are minuscule extracellular sacs. These sacs travel among and communicate with nearby cells. Ranging from 30 to 150 nanometers in diameter, these sacs are much smaller than an average human cell. These sacs send essential communication from cell to cell by attaching themselves to one cell, gathering information, detaching, re-attaching to a different cell, and divulging the information.
What Do These Extracellular Sacs Do?
These extracellular sacs don’t just spread messages among cells. They also transport genetic information and instructions on how cells should act. The most important thing these vesicles do is increase the efficiency of bodily functions.
Without enough exosomes, communication among cells is incredibly slow. This means your hair grows slower, your immune system is slower to mount a response against bacteria and viruses and your body heals from injuries slowly.
How Can These Extracellular Sacs Benefit Me?
A number of clinical trials have shown that you can increase the functionality of your immune system by injecting new vesicles into the body. Additionally, you can improve the functionality of regular bodily functions. When these vesicles are administered into strategic areas of concern or the bloodstream, your body’s ability to heal and protect itself increases significantly.
What Conditions Can This Therapy Treat?
This therapy is incredibly versatile. The big picture is this therapy encourages total-body rejuvenation and is most commonly used to reverse the effects of aging. However, it can be used to treat specific concerns, including:
- Poor immune function
- Orthopedic injuries
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Hair loss
Why Does Joint Pain Occur?
Joint pain is most commonly caused by cellular inflammation around the joint. However, it can also be caused by the joint’s cartilage breaking down after decades of wear and tear. This degradation of cartilage causes the bones on either side of the affected joint to rub together. Joint pain is most commonly associated with the aging process and predominantly affects people over 40 years of age.
That said, a prolonged lack of use, heavy physical activity, motor vehicle accidents, and sports injuries can also cause joint pain. Furthermore, certain diseases can cause painfully inflamed joints. Among these conditions are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Where Can Joint Pain Occur?
Joint pain can affect any joint in the body. Additionally, it can affect several joints in the body at once. For example, you may wake up with jaw and neck pain. Alternatively, you may have hand pain that eventually radiates up to the elbows and shoulders. Other areas that commonly experience joint pain include the spine, hips, knees and feet.
How Can This Therapy Manage My Joint Pain?
Exosome therapy is a form of interventional pain management. In other words, inflammation is reduced and damage is reversed once this incredibly beneficial solution is injected. Joint pain is eased quickly through inflammation reduction and joint repair.
What Can I Expect During This Therapy Process?
The first step required in the exosome therapy process is an initial consultation. At this consultation, we will determine whether this treatment will be appropriate for you. We will discuss your concerns thoroughly, as well as your overall health goals. After that, we will advise you on what results you can expect realistically.
We will also discuss your medical history to determine if this treatment is right for you. Furthermore, we need to know about all of the drugs and supplements you are currently taking. Finally, you should be prepared to talk about your history of injuries and lifestyle. Diagnostic testing may be recommended depending on your health. These will help us gauge the efficacy of the therapy.
After coming in for your initial consultation, you will need to prepare for your therapy session. We will provide you with an all-inclusive list of how you should prepare for your treatment. For example, you should stop drinking alcohol and using tobacco products during the 24 hours leading up to your therapy session. Additionally, you should eat lightly and drink at least six cups of water during this time.
Depending on your medical history and current health, you may need to stop taking certain drugs or supplements to be considered a good candidate for this treatment. Since this therapy isn’t invasive, you may safely drive after your session is over.
The average treatment session usually lasts between 30 and 60 minutes. Usually, the exosomes are administered directly into the areas of concern if you are seeking treatment for joint pain. If you have more general concerns, such as feelings of fatigue or a weakened immune system, your concentrated vesicle solution will be administered through an IV line in your arm or hand.
If we determine you are a good candidate for this treatment, we will advise you on what to expect during your recovery period. Since this treatment isn’t invasive, you don’t have to do too much. That said, you should refrain from alcohol or tobacco use during the 24 hours following your session.
Additionally, you should drink at least six cups of water, avoid strenuous activities for 72 hours and minimize your intake of sodium and sugar. Furthermore, you may want to apply a warm or cold compress to the treatment site after your session is complete.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes, this therapy is completely safe. To reiterate, several clinical studies have researched the effects of this treatment and there is no evidence to suggest long-term negative side effects. Furthermore, clinical studies have shown that overall health is improved with this therapy regardless of what concerns you sought treatment out for.
How Soon Will I Experience the Benefits of This Therapy?
Your treated concerns will improve over the course of roughly 14 days. Two weeks after your treatment, you should expect to feel years younger and much healthier.
How Many Sessions Will I Need?
Once your ideal results begin to fade, you should come in for a follow-up treatment. Most people schedule biannual treatments to ensure their ideal results are maintained. During your initial consultation, we will advise you on how long you should expect your desired results to last based on your health and concerns.
Who Is a Good Candidate for This Therapy?
As noted above, you need to come in for an initial consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for this treatment. As a general rule, you may be considered ideal for this treatment if you want to:
- Boost your immune system
- Ease joint pain
- Reduce burnout
- Treat chronic fatigue
- Support bodily health
- Reverse the signs of aging
Help Your Body Help Itself
To an extent, it is normal to feel fatigued. However, if you feel like your quality of life is lagging significantly due to joint pain, frequent illness or other factors, your body may need help to help itself. To rejuvenate your body and revitalize your spirit, book an appointment with us today at Right Path Pain and Spine Centers in Davenport, FL. We look forward to helping you restore your health and live life to the fullest.