What is Osteoarthritis?
Osteoarthritis is a musculoskeletal disease and the world’s most common joint ailment. A slow but steady degeneration of the cartilage causes the joints to be painful and stiff. Over time the surrounding bones, muscles, capsules and ligaments can be damaged as well. The cartilage degeneration causes pain and restrictions of flexibility of the joint which lead to a loss of mobility, disabilities and problems in everyday life.
MBST treatment helps to regenerate the cartilage by stimulating the cells into regrowth. Once MBST treatment is complete the cells have been sufficiently stimulated in order to continue regenerating by themselves, reducing pain and allowing for greater movement and therefore a better quality of life.
How it develops:
Bones are connected to each other via flexible joints. To prevent the bones from rubbing against each other, the contact areas are covered in cartilaginous tissue. However, since cartilage has a slow metabolism, it takes a long time to regenerate. When the regeneration process is disturbed, elasticity decreases at a constant pace and the joint cartilage becomes less resilient.
Osteoarthritis does not form overnight. Joint wear due to cartilage degeneration can develop over years. Quite often there is hardly any discomfort at first, making it barely noticeable.
Physical stress and cold or humid weather can increase the pain.
Most therapy approaches treat the symptoms and do not stop the arthritic process, but simply slow down its progress. Intravenous infusions or injections with painkillers, hyaluronic acid and/or medication are often combined with physiotherapy treatment to relieve the symptoms. However, this does not stop the osteoarthritis from progressing. In the end, a surgical procedure might be necessary to replace the worn joint with an artificial one, causing further pain, complications and additional surgical procedures to counteract infections, thrombosis, embolisms, nerve damage, fractures, calcification or prosthetic loosing.
MBST therapy requires no surgery, medication, injections, intravenous infusions or painkillers. Instead, it directly targets the cartilage degeneration, where the cause of the Osteoarthritis lies, creating an environment where the cartilage cells can thrive.
MBST – how it works:
MBST is similar to MRI technology (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), but instead of using magnetic resonance to generate images, MBST stimulates cartilage cells by transferring energy to the targeted area in order to activate regenerative processes.
MBST is the only technology that works on a cellular level and stimulates cells to preserve the natural joint.
MBST treatment offers both anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects, which enables a comfortable, uncomplicated and sustainable treatment of osteoarthritis – free from risks, strains or side effects, and with a long-lasting effect that has been scientifically confirmed.
An MBST treatment course consists of 7 – 9 treatment sessions.
Each treatment session lasts for 60 minutes. Patients are positioned comfortably for the duration of the treatment process, so most patients bring a book, or headphones or just take a nap.
Advantages of MBST treatment:
- No side effects
- No surgery
- No injections
- No drugs
- No intravenous infusions
- Relaxing, stress-free treatment process
- Sustainable treatment
- More than 270,000 patients treated
What are the side effects of MBST therapy?
There have been no reported side effects of MBST therapy since it was first applied internationally in 1998.
Will I immediately feel better after treatment?
The effects of Osteoarthritis build up over long periods of time, so they cannot be counteracted overnight. However, scientific evaluations show that in more than 80% of cases, patient’s pain was significantly reduced after 3-5 therapy sessions.
How long does the effect of the MBST therapy last, and can the treatment be repeated?
Patient data shows a significant reduction in pain could be verified years after the therapy. If necessary, MBST treatment can be repeated any number of times, but the need for top ups is uncommon.
The MBST Therapy Approach for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis
The metabolism is the basis of all vital body processes and requires a lot of energy. This energy is also needed in cartilage tissue to form, preserve and repair the tissue. If the cartilage cells lack energy, endogenous repair mechanisms can no longer be performed and cartilage degeneration occurs.
Chondrocytes of various sizes, shapes and metabolic activity are found in different zones of hyaline cartilage. Each chondrocyte is responsible for maintaining the extracellular matrix and metabolism in its direct vicinity. Defects in the articular cartilage affect the repair mechanism due to insufficient matrix metabolism.
For this reason, the cartilage cells must increase their metabolism to keep the ECM metabolism going. In the degenerative arthritic process, the chondrocytes can no longer compensate for the degenerated cartilage and this can result in an irreparable and complete loss of the cartilage layer.
This is where magnetic resonance therapy can be applied successfully. The MBST therapy system has been developed to transfer energy to the cartilaginous tissue in a targeted manner. The objective is to increase the metabolism and thereby re-trigger the body’s own repair mechanisms and regeneration processes. MBST therapy thus directly tackles one of the causes of osteoarthritis.