Stem Cell Therapy for Back & Spine Pain
Effective, quick and safe treatment without surgery.
According to a fact sheet from the National Library of Medicine, back pain causes more disability and missed work than any other infirmity. Even worse, about eight out of ten people will experience significant pain from back problems in their lives. Many people recover; however, millions also suffer from chronic pain and loss of motion that limits physical activity.
Common sources of back and neck pain include injuries and diseases of the spine. Typical therapies for spine issues have included invasive surgery or injections. Sadly, these treatments don’t always work and may involve long recovery periods, substantial risks, and unwanted side effects. As a less risky and less invasive alternative, consider PRP or stem cell treatment for spine problems.
What Back & Spine Conditions Can Stem Cell Therapy Help?
Stem cell therapy or PRP could be effective treatments for a number of spinal conditions, including:
Degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, disk protrusion, and bulging disc
Degenerative joint or spine disease
Failed back surgery syndrome
Pinched spinal nerve
How Do the Procedures Work?
Our regenerative medicine therapies vary slightly in the materials they use and from where they’re derived, but from the patient’s perspective they are quite similar:
Stem Cell Therapy
As you lie facedown on a table, the doctor extracts bone marrow aspirate from your hip with a special needle. You may experience mild discomfort but the majority of patients tolerate this easily.
To concentrate the adult stem cells and platelets in the marrow fluid into BMC, the aspirate is spun in a centrifuge for up to 15 minutes.
The doctor re-injects the stem cell-rich, concentrated BMC into the area of pain.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
The doctor draws a blood sample from your arm, just like in a routine blood test.
The blood we’ve drawn is spun in a centrifuge to separate the growth factor-containing platelets from the other components in the plasma. The PRP is then removed.
With the PRP material prepared, it is injected into the damaged tissue, disc, joint, or tendon, using x-ray or ultrasound guidance, if necessary.
A platelet-rich plasma treatment will seem like simply giving blood from your arm, except in this case the now-enhanced blood is re-injected at the end.
Safe Procedures with Minimal Risks
Both adult stem cell and PRP are autologous therapies. Autologous means that these two treatments only rely upon cells obtained from the very same person who will be using them. With PRP and stem cell therapy, there is no need to rely upon donors, synthetics, or artificial products. Both procedures are also minimally invasive and compliant with FDA guidelines.
As with all injections, there is a small risk of infection or bleeding. Other than that, stem cell and PRP therapy carry the same risks of allergic reactions and rejections as other simple injection procedures. The procedures only take a few hours and leave patients able to quickly return to their normal lives.
Are You a Good Candidate for Spinal Stem Cell Therapy?
If surgery, pain management, and physical therapy are not good options or have failed to treat your disabling or chronic back pain, you may benefit from this non-surgical, regenerative, and more natural treatment. Some examples of good candidates for stem cell therapy include people who suffer from facet injuries or painful discs because of trauma or overuse and people with diseases like degenerative arthritis.
Conditions We Treat
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Foot & Ankle
Are You a Good Candidate?
To learn if you’re a good candidate for our natural and minimally invasive procedures to relieve hip pain, contact us today.