Pain Management

Living without pain. Living better.

It is estimated that 100 million adults in the US experience chronic pain. The need for effective treatments continues to grow. The goal of pain management is to increase function, improve quality of life, and reduce suffering. One of the major challenges is finding treatments that relieve pain and allows a person to function normally. While stem cells may hold the key to curing many types of diseases, they are being investigated today as a way to help patients find relief from pain and other symptoms.

Many pain-related diseases like degenerative and inflammatory conditions currently have very limited treatment options. For many patients, the pain is winning the battle and they are losing hope for regaining a normal life.

The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica specializes in the use of adult autologous stem cells harvested from your own fat tissue and bone marrow. The stem cells are obtained from your own adult tissues and afterwards are injected back into the bloodstream intravenously. The possibilities of rejection are almost absent and every day researchers are showing an increasing number of benefits.

In 2014, researchers in Australia successfully used mesenchymal stem cells — those that can grow into bone, cartilage, muscle, or fat cells — to treat pain in women with neuropathic pain symptoms. After six months, the treatment was considered safe and well-tolerated and the pain intensity was reduced.

Stem cell treatments might be effective, even in rare conditions that are difficult to treat. This was the case for Mary, a 36-year-old artist from Hawaii, who became ill in 1993 while living next to a sugar cane field where chemicals were used. Six months after the chemicals were sprayed on the sugar cane field, Mary began experiencing paralysis in both arms. Hundreds of nodule-like tumors formed on her arms, chest, and back area. The nodules were composed of blood vessels, myelin sheath and fatty tissue. The nodules grew in clusters and bound themselves to nerves. She was diagnosed at first with a “rare blood cancer disease.”

The diagnosis was unclear and other doctors considered the disease to be a variant of neurofibromatosis; a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue. Doctors suggested removing the tumors, but after the sixth surgery she stopped because she was not seeing any positive results, and the mobility of her arms was not improving. At that point, she opted for an experimental surgery to move the ulnar and radial nerves out of the path of the nodules in both of her arms. After a 15-hour surgery Mary was finally able to wiggle her fingers. Although she was seeing some progress with her upper extremity movements, she continued to be in constant pain.

Sometime later, an oncologist in California diagnosed her with a “rare cancer” disease and began treating her pain. In May of 2005, Mary went to a medical clinic where she began a course of treatment that included amino acids, detoxification for environmental pollutants, and natural supplements. After two and a half years of treatments, Mary started a new life with her husband. She continued to live with her symptoms but they were manageable.

However, in 2015, Mary noticed that her health was beginning to decline again. New tumors began appearing, growing, and spreading. Her chronic pain was becoming more severe.

In June 2016, Mary received an autologous stem cell treatment. Within 48 hours of receiving the stem cell treatment, Mary’s tumors began to soften and shrink, her pain was gone, and some tumors completely disappeared.

This is the history of a patient that now wakes up in the morning without any pain. It could also be your story. Contact us. The Stem Cells Transplant Institute in Costa Rica is a serious and trustworthy Institute where you can learn about this novel treatment and take advantage of the powerful benefits of the “seeds of life”.