Chinese researchers found that stem cell injections were able to reduce inflammation and pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition that involves the body attacking its own joints and tissues.
Rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that affects around 2 million Americans. If left untreated, it can lead to debilitating pain and limited mobility. And unfortunately, the current treatment for rheumatoid arthritis mostly involves the management of pain.
Autoimmune conditions are notoriously difficult to diagnose – and even harder to treat. Because these conditions involve the immune system, there are little to no options for patients who’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. However, research indicates that stem cell therapy holds significant promise for patients who’ve been diagnosed with an autoimmune condition.