Are you one of the 40.4 million Americans who act as an unpaid caregiver – on a part-time or full-time basis? You’re not alone.

As our population greys, according to the Pew Research Center, caregiving is on the rise. Nine in 10 caregivers are taking care of a relative, most commonly a parent(s), but also aging spouses, grandparents or other family members.

Beyond purely providing care, caregiving spans multiple responsibilities from tending to health, helping manage homes or residences, spending time together and more. It can feel overwhelming, knowing that 61% of caregivers are employed with nearly half working full-time.

With so many things to think about, make sure you don’t overlook helping your family member or friend manage chronic pain or ongoing ailments. While aches and pains may appear lower on the list alongside larger health issues, that isn’t actually the case. If not treated properly, chronic pain can trigger other issues like inflammation and depression.

You’re likely familiar with surgeries and prescription medications for pain management, but you may not have heard of a new innovation in the field.

Stem cells help your body adequately heal injured tissue instead of just masking pain from those injuries. At the Center for Wellbeing, our unique umbilical cord stem cells, including Wharton’s Jelly, activates the body’s own self-healing mechanisms for cellular/tissue regeneration and repair. Stem cells work by seeking out inflammation; they work quickly to activate new tissue creation by signaling your body to activate self-healing and regeneration.

Our website has a wealth of information aimed to help you better understand stem cells and their benefit to your loved ones. Learn more here.