One third of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain has more patients than cancer, diabetes, and heart disease combined. Back pain was the most common physiological complaint among adults in the leading reason for time lost from work.
Why do patients have back pain?
Back pain is not a condition in itself; it is a symptom of a greater medical condition. there are many reasons a patient may experience back pain, but by far the most common reason is a unavoidable condition of aging: intervertebral disc degeneration. The discs are deteriorating and breaking down with age.
What are treatments for back pain?
For many patients the traditional treatments for back pain such as rest, physical therapy, and with more severe cases pain blocks are effective for acute injuries. For chronic injuries and conditions the symptoms of back pain, stem cells for back pain are proving a successful method to alleviate symptomatic pain.
How are stem cells used to treat back pain?
Physicians are using mesenchymal adult stem cells to promote repair and replacement of damaged tissue. These autologous cells are replacing major back surgery that would involve an artificial disc replacement or spinal fusion for the progression of disc generation. This condition has severe and debilitating pain for patients who may achieve relief by using adult stem cells, preclinical trials prove. In these trials 71% of patients showed improvement in function significant reduction in lower back pain.
How can stem cells help with back pain?
The aging process of organic spinal vertebral degeneration leads to painful conditions such as bulging discs, protrusions, and bone Spurs from adjacent vertebrae. In the aging process, there is a continual breaking down process of healthy cells within the disc. These healthy cells maintain the disc’s structure. The structure weakens over time as healthy cells are replaced with fibrotic cells.
How successful is the treatment of stem cells for back pain?
A study presented at the American Academy of Pain Medicine showed 10 of 12 subjects still had pain relief after two years from the bone marrow injections. The patients had displayed differing degrees of disc degeneration.
The procedure was performed using a long needle to extract bone marrow from the patient’s hip. Using centrifugal force, the sample was concentrated in injected into damaged tissue surrounding a lumbar disc.
For many it was a last resort before surgery, or the option was invasive spinal fusion. With any type of fusion or corrective spinal surgery, there can be questionable effectiveness and varying degrees of success for patients. Subsequent surgeries and complications can follow corrective surgery for disc degeneration.
The stem cell clinic TeleHealth offers stem cell therapy for arthritis, tendonitis, ligament injury and back pain. The Board Certified doctors have over 2 decades combined experience in stem cell therapy treatment in California, and customize treatment options depending on the individual problem. The answer may be bone marrow derived stem cell injections, fat derived, platelet rich plasma therapy or more.
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