Stem Cell Therapy is being considered “the new frontier” in pain management and are the pinnacle of regenerative medicine. The most common condition we treat with stem cell therapy is low back pain from degenerative disc disease (discogenic lumbar pain). This is a chronic pain condition notorious for how hard it is treated through conventional treatments like epidural steroid injections or lumbar fusion surgery. Stem cell therapy offers a new and exciting alternative to this problem.
Although stem cell therapy is considered an experimental treatment, when successful it can replace invasive surgical procedures that often lead to complications. Replacing these surgeries with stem cell therapy can also replace the additional arthritic degeneration that goes with those surgeries. However, stem cell benefits hinges on establishing a correct diagnosis and on the severity of the condition.
How Stem Cell Therapy Works
In comparison to prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma therapy, stem cell therapy uses healthy adult stem cells harvested from the patient’s own tissues and takes advantage of the ability of these cells to replace injured or degenerated cells and promote regeneration.
Adult stem cells can be harvested from adipose tissue or bone marrow. When injected into injured or degenerated tissue (tendons, ligaments, lumbar discs, etc.), given proper signals from the surrounding tissues, the stem cells can turn into cells specific to that tissue. When you come to us for therapy, you’ll be surprised to know that stem cell injections are an office based treatment.
Here’s the process:
We collect bone marrow from the hip bone
We then harvest the stem cells through a centrifugation process and concentrate them using our algorithms
The stem cells are then injected into the affected areas using precise live radiological guidance
This procedure can last anywhere from 1-3 hours, including the mandatory rest and recovery time after the lumbar disc procedure. We even offer office-based sedation when necessary and close follow-up after each procedure, tailored to the individual needs of each patient. Other conditions treated with stem cell therapy are musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions of the shoulder, knee, and hip.
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Our diagnostic approach to your symptoms and conditions allows us to identify properly your type of pain and continue to treat it with a long term solution. Using non-surgical treatments utilizing the latest methods and technologies, we strive to relieve your pain and work together with your specialists. We know that what we do will work for you, because we begin by understanding your lifestyle, recognizing your challenges, diagnosing your conditions, and finding solutions to manage them with our experience and expertise.
Our mission is to provide you with attention and care, diagnose your pain and provide innovative treatment. Precision Pain Consultants specializes in your pain management needs.
To find out more, and to learn if you are a candidate for autologous, point-of-care stem cell therapy, contact us for an appointment.