07 Apr Stem Cell Treatment for Spine Injuries
Spine is a complex structure and any damage can be extremely debilitating. It can result in severe pain and limited mobility, significantly affecting a person’s quality of life.
Conventional treatments for spine injuries and back pain are time-consuming and even invasive. Moreover, they do not even address the root cause of pain, that is the damage to the tissues in the spine.
However, stem cell therapy can help to address the root cause of pain – the damage or injury – by restoring tissues.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cells are unique cells that hold the potential to transform into many different types of cells in the body. Interestingly, your body holds its own reserves of these powerful cells in tissues, such as the adipose or fat tissue. The stem cells can be harvested from these tissues, combined with platelet rich plasma (also taken from your own body), and then injected into the site of damage or injury.
Once injected, stem cells begin generating new disc cells, thereby restoring disc integrity, and improving hydration and function within the damaged disc.
The treatment procedure is performed in the doctor’s office in a minimally invasive manner, within just a few hours. Patients can return to daily activities in 1-2 days compared to the weeks or months it often takes after a surgery.
Who can undergo stem cell therapy?
Just about anyone can benefit from stem cell therapy for the treatment of a spine injury, especially patients with degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, sciatica and spinal facet disease.