Stem cell treatment is a type of regenerative medicine designed to repair stem cells by reducing inflammation and modulating the immune system. Stem cell treatment dates back to the 1950s. A French oncologist was the first person to perform a stem cell transplantation. He transplanted stem cells through bone marrow grafts to save six nuclear researchers exposed to radiation.
Stem cell treatments are beneficial for many medical conditions. They have been used to treat orthopedic conditions and traumatic injuries among others.
This form of regenerative medicine has paved the way for non-surgical treatment options for an array of conditions. Many conditions can impact the spine and make daily life difficult. Stem cell treatments can help improve spinal conditions or injuries.
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Spinal stenosis happens when the space inside the backbone is too small, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves that travel through the spine. Stem cell treatment for spinal stenosis is performed through non-surgical injections. They are a minimally invasive way to manage spinal stenosis pain in conjunction with physical therapy.
Spinal arthritis is inflammation of the facet joints of the spine or sacroiliac joints between the spine and pelvis. While spinal arthritis can occur anywhere in the spine, it is most common in the neck and lower back. The most common symptoms of spinal arthritis are pain and stiffness. There is a lot of promising research surrounding stem cell treatment for spinal arthritis. Like spinal stenosis, stem cell treatment can ease the pain caused by the condition.
A rubbery cushion called a disk sits between each vertebra of the spine. The bones of the vertebrae and the rubbery disk compose the entire spine. Each spinal disc has a soft, jelly-like center called the nucleus, encased in a rubbery exterior called the annulus. A compressed, or herniated disk occurs when there is a tear in the annulus and some of the nucleus pushes out. A compressed disk can appear within any part of the spine. Stem cell treatment for herniated discs is the most advanced non-surgical treatment option.
If you’re dealing with spinal pain impacting your daily life, stem cell treatment can relieve or lessen your spinal pain so you can get back to your regular routine. Our team of experienced regenerative medical professionals can provide outstanding service to help you manage spinal pain.
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Based on thousands of stem cell and growth factor procedures performed by Dr. Altizer since January of 2016, over 94% of patients have subjectively, objectively, and through activities of daily living reported the procedure was successful. The success of the procedure was determined by the patient achieving at least a 50% or more overall improvement with lasting results.
When asked after 1 year what their overall improvement was, patients have subjectively, objectively, and through activities of daily living reported an average overall improvement of between 83-84%.