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Can Stem Cell Treatment Help Spinal Stenosis?

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Stem cell treatment can be traced back to 1958 when a French oncologist performed the first stem cell transplantation of bone marrow grafts to save six nuclear researchers exposed to radiation. 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 is available for an array of medical conditions. They have been used to treat autoimmune, inflammatory, neurological, orthopedic conditions, and traumatic injuries. Studies have been conducted on their use for Crohn’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, COPD, Parkinson’s ALS, stroke recovery, and more. 

What is Spinal Stenosis?

Our spines have 23 discs total – 6 in the neck, 12 in the middle of the back, and 5 in the lower back. If the space inside of the backbone is too small, pressure develops on the spinal cord and also the nerves that travel through the spine. This causes the condition of spinal stenosis to develop, which tends to impact the lower back and the neck. 

Arthritis is probably the most common cause of spinal stenosis because of the manner in which the disease alters the spine. It can also be caused by herniated disks, thick ligaments, tumors, and spinal injuries. Osteoarthritis can cause the cartilage in the vertebrae to break down, resulting in the development of bone spurs called osteophytes. Suffering from back pain in the Charlotte area? Learn more about stem cell treatment for back pain here in Charlottle.

Arthritis is not always the cause of spinal stenosis. A collapsed vertebral disc or an inherited spine disease can also lead to a spinal stenosis diagnosis. 

The symptoms of spinal stenosis depend on which part of the spine is affected. With lumbar spinal stenosis, you may feel pain in your lower back that causes cramping in one or both legs. With cervical spinal stenosis, cervical issues in the neck region can cause numbness, tingling or weakness in a hand, leg, foot, or arm, problems with walking and balance, neck pain, and problems with the bowel or bladder. Symptoms tend to worsen over time. However, many individuals with spinal stenosis experience no symptoms at all. 

Key Benefits of Stem Cell Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Stem cell treatment for spinal stenosis is performed through non-surgical injections. They are a minimally invasive way to manage spinal stenosis pain after or in conjunction with medications and physical therapy. Injections can be more effective than oral medications due to the medication being delivered directly to the affected area. 

Stem Cell Treatment Can Prevent the Need for Surgery

Surgery for spinal stenosis is usually only considered once all other treatment options have failed. Luckily, the majority of people with spinal stenosis do not need surgery. Stem cell treatment is a great way to manage the pain caused by spinal stenosis. 

Can Stem Cells Cure Spinal Stenosis?

While there is no true cure for spinal stenosis, stem cell treatment is an excellent way to manage the pain. It’s all about determining the best treatment for you and your body. We can work with you to determine your ideal pain management path and whether or not you are a good candidate for one or more types of regenerative therapies available here in Charlotte, NC.

How Much Will Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal Stenosis Cost?

The cost of stem cell therapy and related procedures, like Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), varies depending on the severity of the pain, the number of treatments needed, your body’s reaction, and more. Do you want to learn more about the potential of stem cell therapy for your spinal stenosis? Give us a call.

Reach Out to NeoGenix Today

If you are tired of dealing with spinal stenosis pain, NeoGenix is here to help. Our team of regenerative medicine doctors and specialists are dedicated to providing you with outstanding service to manage your pain. Call 704-727-6551 or email us at to arrange your free consultation. We have two locations in North Carolina – in Ballantyne and Lake Norman. 

Dr. James Altizer
Dr. James Altizer has been performing stem cell therapy treatments in North Carolina since January of 2016. Dr. Altizer received expert training from recognized leaders in the regenerative medicine field, including training on bone marrow aspiration with Duke University-affiliated physicians. He has performed thousands of stem cell and growth factor procedures, more than any other medical doctor in the Carolinas.