Patients suffering from degenerative disc disease, spine discomfort, back pain, and other aches and pains can benefit from stem cell injection treatments at Align Grapevine. As one of the first treatments to take use of the body’s ability to heal itself, this unique and innovative method is revolutionizing the way we think about spinal care. Because it uses the patient’s own cells as a therapeutic strategy, this minimally invasive and rapid procedure is a promising advance in the field of spinal care. Read on to discover more about how stem cell injections may be able to provide you with long-term comfort.
What are stem cell injection?
Stem cell injections are a cutting-edge medical therapy that employs healthy stem cells from the patient’s own body to rejuvenate and repair injured spinal tissue. Although you may be aware of the debate around embryonic stem cell treatment, we employ adult stem cells from your own body. Our outpatient surgical clinic offers a stem cell injection, which is a less invasive technique. In less than two weeks, patients should expect pain relief.
It’s important to keep in mind, though, because stem cell injections only address one aspect of the issue. It’s part of a larger treatment strategy that includes an anti-inflammatory diet and physical therapy. These necessary modifications, when implemented in concert, improve the body’s mechanics and help to prevent future discomfort.
How are stem cells used in stem cell injections?
The stem cell injection method starts with bone marrow extraction from the pelvic bone. This is where you will find the stem cells that will be employed in your treatment. The cells are then spun at high speeds to separate them from the rest of the bone marrow components. After the stem cells have been properly produced, they are injected into the injured discs directly. Ultrasound is used to guide the injection for total accuracy. The process takes around an hour and can be completed in our office.
- Bone marrow is taken from a patient’s hip or other regions of the body.
- The bone marrow is centrifuged to separate the stem cells from the other marrow components.
- Using ultrasound imaging, the final product is injected directly into the damaged disc or joint.
What do stem cell injections treat?
Degenerative disc disease of the spine, degenerative joint disease of the hip or shoulder, arthritis, meniscus tears, rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendon injuries, sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, and other conditions can all benefit from stem cell injections.
While numerous therapy programs can help strengthen muscles and relieve pain, surgery has typically been one of the most effective treatments for disc degeneration. Adult stem cell therapy, on the other hand, is rapidly gaining popularity as a treatment for disc degeneration and low back pain.
Other applications for this technique include addressing joint problems such as Achilles tendinitis and knee arthritis, as well as delaying joint replacement surgery in active older adults. It may even assist in extending the careers of professional athletes.