14 May Can Stem Cell Therapy Help My Spinal Stenosis?
Disorders of the spine make daily life extremely difficult and movement challenges. Losing the ability to move freely, without chronic pain, is something patients with spinal stenosis desperately want to get back. As we age, the spaces between our spines weaken, putting pressure on the nerves in our back and neck. This can lead to chronic pain from inflamed and pinched nerves. Stem cell therapy may be able to restore the loss of bone and tissue in your spine due to spinal stenosis. Heal your spine instead of covering up the symptoms with medication and physical therapy.
What Is Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is caused by the narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put a lot of pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. Spinal stenosis commonly occurs in the lower back and the neck. Some people with spinal stenosis may not have any noticeable symptoms, while others can experience chronic pain, tingling, numbness, and muscle weakness. Symptoms can worsen over time and as you age. Spinal stenosis is generally caused by changes in the spine due to osteoarthritis. In severe cases of spinal stenosis, doctors may recommend surgery to create additional space for the spinal cord or nerves. Stem cell therapy is an alternative to invasive surgeries.
What Is Stem Cell Therapy?
The beginning point of all our cells is stem cells. They are the basis for all our organs and tissue. Doctors are now able to harvest stem cells in a variety of ways. These methods include embryonic stem cells, adult stem cells, adult cells that have been turned into embryonic stem cells, and perinatal stem cells. Fat cells are another source of stem cells. Adipose-derived stem cells are taken from a patient’s fat tissue and can become other mesenchymal cells, like bone cells, muscle cells, fat cells, cartilage cells, and many others. Fat-derived stem cells are abundant in the body and often used to regenerate injured cells. Harvesting fat cells is a non-invasive procedure, making them better than bone marrow cells, which can be painful to reach. Fat cells regenerative properties also do not decline with age, as other stem cells can.
How Can Stem Cells Help My Spinal Stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is caused by the degeneration of the bone and the tissue between spinal vertebrae. Stem cell therapy can heal your condition by regenerating the bone, muscle, and tissue in your spine. This can eliminate the need for surgery or costly medications because the spine stops degenerating and begins to heal itself, reversing the effects of the disease.