05 Jul Adipose Stem Cell Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease
With old age comes many wear-and-tear issues to the body. One of these issues that many older people experience is degenerative disc disease. This condition affects the discs in the spine. The spine discs begin to grow weak because they have been supporting your strenuous activities for so long. The weakened disc can cause severe pain and distress, especially while performing activities such as sitting, bending, lifting, or stretching.
The cause of the pain is the loss of blood flow into the worn-out disc because of the loss of red blood cells in that area. Degenerative disc disease can reduce normal day-to-day activities and even disturb your sleep, so it is best to treat it immediately you start to notice it.
Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease
Though the disease generally affects older people, certain activities or professions can speed up the process of developing degenerative disc disease. For older people, it is normal for the discs in the spine to show signs of deterioration. It is a part of the aging process. As stated earlier, frequent activities that stress the spinal column may wear out the spine discs earlier than usual. Some of these activities include prolonged and continuous bending, stretching, twisting, and poor posture. Some medical conditions such as obesity and severe injuries to the spinal column can also cause degenerative disc disease.
Treatment Options for Degenerative Disc Disease
Some traditional methods can help people suffering from degenerative disc diseases. The most prominent of these methods is therapy. Massage, physical, and hot and cold therapies can improve degenerative disc disease, but not in all cases. Some medications also lessen the pain, but they might require prolonged use, which can damage important organs in the body.
Regenerative medicine, on the other hand, is a more lasting solution for degenerative disc disease. Autologous stem cell therapy uses an individual’s adipose-derived stem cells to regenerate damaged tissues in the body, including spine column discs. Fat-derived stem cell therapy will help patients with damaged discs avoid painful, highly invasive surgeries.
What is Adipose Stem Cell Therapy?
The adipose tissue contains beneficial stem cell deposits that number in millions. During liposuction, doctors can harvest the excess fat deposits in the body. The fat deposit comes in a fluid-like consistency which is known as lipoaspirate. This fluid contains a stromal vascular fraction, which can be used with Adipose-derived stem cells to treat different ailments that affect the spinal column, including degenerative disc disease.
The Regenerative Stem Cell Institute (RSCI) is a Chicago stem cell treatment center that specializes in the use of regenerative medicine to treat autoimmune, orthopedic, neurologic, and other types of conditions that can hamper your day-to-day activities.
At the RSCI, all procedures are ethical, safe, and minimally invasive. Most of our treatments are outpatient treatments, so you don’t have to stop your day-to-day activities. You or a loved one can finally say goodbye to the terrible pain from damaged discs and other spine problems, such as chronic back pain and joint disease.