As we age, the healthy discs in our backs begin to degenerate through losing fluid, resulting in flatter and more brittle dics. The flattening of the discs can lead to arthritis of the small joints of the back, referred to as the ‘facet joints, as they lose their usual spacing. Furthermore, as a disc becomes increasingly brittle, it can develop tears which can cause excruciating pain if left untreated.
Redding Medical Center has the appropriate medical resources and experiences to lead you to a path of a pain-free lifestyle while administering safe stem cell therapy treatments for disc degeneration and spinal conditions.
You can confidently seek out our chronic spine pain treatment center in Shasta Lake, California if you have tried alternative methods of chronic back pain relief and have seen no viable results. We explain how stem cell therapy targets your discomfort and offers relief within a small number of treatments.
What is degenerative disc disease?
The spine is composed of alternating vertebrae and discs that collaboratively work to absorb and distribute the appropriate pressure in your body when you are active or at complete rest. The lower back’s weight absorption and distribution is found in the lower spine, and also a frequent area where degenerative disc diseases may occur.
As we age, our body produces lower and lower amounts of stem cells, affecting the strength and structure of the intervertebral discs. Discs that are normally full of moisture may begin to dry out which can result in your spine not having the optimal shock-absorbency it once had. Sometimes, a disc may rupture, also known as a ‘herniated disc’, and release proteins that irritate the delicate spinal nerve roots that cause inflammation and discomfort.
The soft and large center of the disc, called the Nucleus Pulposus, and the fibrous ring, called Annulus Fibrosus, carries millions of nerve endings responsible for directing circulation through your back. A large tear in the fibrous ring can result in a protrusion of the soft center that may irritate a spinal nerve root causing minor to severe leg pains, and sometimes leading to ‘sciatica’.
A painful disc injury can usually heal itself in a couple of months based on the condition, but poor blood flow can extend the period of inflammation and discomfort.
Can stem cell treatment relieve back pain?
The aim of using regenerative medicine, or stem cell therapy, to alleviate back pain and reduce the degeneration of discs, is to support the body’s self-healing processes. Here are some of the beneficial ways in which multiple stem cell treatments can positively impact an individual’s lifestyle that is living with back pain:
- Generating new tissue that can replace the dull and damaged tissue causing constant discomfort.
- Repair minor injuries and accelerate the natural healing process.
- Slow down, and even suppress, the damaging inflammatory processes.
- After all the benefits above have been experienced by the individual receiving stem cell treatments, it will lead to symptom relief and recovery of the damaged area of the disc and spine.
Am I a good candidate to receive stem cell treatments for my degenerative disc disease?
While prior research has indicated that regenerative therapy has positively impacted those individuals that have suffered trauma to one or two discs, there is the new hope of stem cell procedures benefiting those with chronic pain.
If your body has not responded to conventional treatments such as prescription medications, epidural injections, or physical therapy, it is highly advised to speak to one of our professional medical experts regarding your options for stem cell therapy. Additionally, we can advise you on how many treatments you will need to partake in to begin seeing results and alleviate more severe symptoms.
Set up a consultation with us today to discuss your options for treatments, and we can devise a plan for your individual road to success and recovery.
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