Stem Cell Spine Therapy
As the body ages, frequently the joints in our bodies start to degenerate and break down, causing us pain and the inability to perform even the most basic daily activities. Individuals suffering from chronic back pain caused by a spinal cord injury, degenerative disease, or inflammatory condition understand the impact it may have on one's daily life.
If you are suffering from back pain due to an injury or illness, regenative medicine or stem cell therapy could help reduce the excruitiating pain and inflammation. Regenerative medicine is a safe and non-surgical alternative to treat many spine and joint conditions. It takes advantage of the human body's natural ability to repair itself. Because it uses the body's own cells, there is little risk of adverse effects and allergic reactions.
As part of the procedure, stem cells are taken from the patient's body from bone marrow or fat cells in sessions lasting up to 15 minutes. Along with stem cell therapy, platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a mix of concentrated platelets and serum given as an injection to the site of pain or damaged tissues with local anesthesia. PRP injections contribute growth factors and proteins that stimulate healing, and can be used to treat moderate to severe joint and spine conditions. The total procedure time usually lasts less than 2 hours and you will be fully awake and able to walk out of the office when finished. Most patients require 2-4 sets of injections spaced apart to see full results, depending on the severity and type of the condition.
Stem cell therapy recovery time is minimal. Patients usually experience some soreness near the injection site. Many patients also begin to notice results within six to eight weeks after only one treatment.