STEM CELL THERAPY FOR SPINE PAIN
Chronic pain in the neck and back has become almost epidemic, but there is a relief.
Wear and tear and injuries create situations in which the discs (cushions) that separate our spinal bones become worn and bulging. This degeneration puts pressure on our nerves and creates debilitating pain and inability to function well. These patients often need narcotics just to get through their days. Steroid shots can sometimes help for a while, but many of these patients eventually are referred for surgery.
STEM CELL TREATMENT FOR BACK PAIN
Surgery for back pain is fraught with difficulty. It doesn't always help, and sometimes it ends up making the pain worse. It should usually be thought of as a last resort.
With the help of our affiliated pain medicine specialists we are treating patients with these problems with injections of their own autologous mesenchymal stem cells directly into the diseased disc(s). Reducing the local inflammation and strengthening the tissue in this space may aid in long term healing and pain reduction, and possibly eliminate the need for surgery in some patients.
All of our patients will also be able to help contribute to the scientific knowledge needed to learn more about fixing these problems with stem cell treatments, as they will have their data entered into our approved ongoing study.