There are many causes of chronic back pain. One of the most common in adults is Degenerative Disc Disease. While not actually a disease, this condition can be serious and painful if not treated, and can lead to other potentially dangerous and debilitating conditions like bone spurs, pinched nerves, and spinal stenosis. Adult stem cell treatments in the form of injections have shown to be effective at treating chronic back pain, with minimally invasive solutions for ailments that have not responded to more traditional treatments.
When a patient visits DISC Spine Institute for back pain, our leading spine physicians will perform a complete evaluation to confirm a diagnosis and discuss all potential treatment options. If the physician believes you are a candidate and may benefit from stem cell treatments to regenerate cells, alleviate pain, restore function, and improve overall health, the available options will be explored.
Adult stem cell treatments are now the cornerstone of regenerative medicine and are being utilized to help treat back and leg pain as stand-alone procedures or in combination with other minimally invasive techniques at the DISC Spine Institute.
Stem cell concentrate therapy is a cutting-edge, advanced technique used by the DISC Spine Institute for chronic back pain and degenerative disc disease. This technique combines the DISC Spine Institute’s philosophy that the human body has the potential to heal itself, along with the most technologically advanced scientific treatments available in the world today. The technique promotes healing by utilizing your own stem cells found in your bone marrow. Your bone marrow is rich with stem cells that are immature and undifferentiated, meaning they have the potential to replicate and develop into other more specialized cells. By harvesting your own rich supply of stem cells from your bone marrow and then transferring them to the area in your back with pain, inflammation and degeneration we are jump starting and aiding your bodies potential to heal and replace damaged tissue with a new healthy version.
Amniotic tissue injections and treatments are now a keystone of regenerative medicine and are being utilized to help treat back and leg pain as stand-alone procedures or in combination with other minimally invasive techniques at the DISC Spine Institute. Recent medical advancements have lead us to recognize that amniotic tissue contains high concentrations of powerful growth factors. These growth factors contain strong anti-inflammatory effects and aid in stem cell proliferation, healthy tissue regeneration, reduction in scar tissue formation and pain relief. The injections and minimally invasive procedures at the DISC Spine Institute are typically outpatient with minimal discomfort.
Platelet-rich Plasma therapy is an innovative minimally invasive technique that aids in triggering stem cell regeneration of damaged tissue. Platelets are one of the body’s great healers. They are the part of the blood that triggers clotting, but when injected directly into the body at the site of pain or tissue damage, the platelets serve another important purpose. They advance tissue regeneration by reducing inflammation to the damaged tissue thereby allowing the body to heal itself. When concentrated with growth factors and then injected into the site of tissue damage and pain they can help restore muscle tissue, tendons, and ligaments.
The platelets are drawn from your own blood through a needle while you are either sedated or under anesthesia. This can be performed by itself or in combination with other minimally invasive procedures. Your own blood is processed using a highly specialized, unique proprietary system to separate the red blood cells and the platelets via light centrifugal acceleration and gentle deceleration. Filtering out the red blood cells allows us to concentrate the platelets and its growth factors for maximum efficacy. The platelet rich plasma is autologous, meaning it was taken from you, concentrated and then given back to you.
Stem cell use is not FDA approved and is considered experimental/investigational at this point in time.
At the DISC Spine Institute, we use the latest technology and advanced treatments to heal patients’ back and neck pain. Call us today to see if you are a candidate for these revolutionary stem cell procedures.