Stem Cell Treatment for Back Pain
The true source of a patient’s back pain is often misidentified. Back pain is often caused by either degenerative disc disease or a type of arthritis known as facet arthropathy. Studies show that degenerative disc disease accounts for approximately 22% cases of chronic lower back pain. The discs between our vertebrae act as shock absorbers, but they can dry out through wear and tear or aging, causing them to shrink. This reduces their cushioning power, which can lead to trapped nerves and significant pain. Disc injury can also trigger inflammation that further aggravates the condition.
Stem cell therapy consisting of injections into the damaged discs between the vertebrae of the spine can reduce inflammation and secrete factors that help rebuild damaged tissue.
Existing treatments for back pain often fail or are only minimally effective. Stem cell therapy for spines has received growing attention recently as patients consume increasing quantities of narcotics to help to manage their pain. The rate of addiction among patients seeking pain relief from chronic back pain is rising at an alarming rate, generating increased interest in finding alternative treatment options.
Traditional methods of back pain treatment:
- Pain- killers
- Heat or cold to the sore area
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Steroid injections
- Fusion surgery
Not all back problems are responsive to regenerative therapy. There are, however, many patients that have experienced significant resolution of their symptoms. Many individuals suffering with bulging or herniated discs respond well to stem cell therapy. Successful stem cell therapy has reduced the inflammation in the back and spine associated with degenerative changes of arthritis and other causes and improved the patient’s situation. We will evaluate all facets of your case before providing a custom treatment plan.
Commonly Treated Lower Back Conditions:
- Bulging disc
- Herniated disc
- Annular tears
Not all cases or patients respond to stem cell therapy and outcomes will vary from patient to patient. Each patient must be assessed individually to determine the potential for optimal results from this stem cell therapy.