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A degenerative intervertebral disc disease is a common condition, where pain in the back that extends to the neck occur periodically or chronically because of the breakdown of a set of discs in the spine. The pain is usually aggravated when you try to sit, bend or twist your body, as well as lift objects from the ground.
This condition may be managed with traditional treatments like over-the-counter pain medications or anti-inflammatory drugs. Physical therapy can also help with the back pain but there are cases where surgery has been the solution if the pain is recurring and impacting daily activities.
However, stem cell recruitment for degenerative intervertebral disc disease has been increasingly gaining in popularity. Stem cell therapy in Clearwater have changed the lives of many patients who opted to try regenerative medicine in treating their ailments.
The discs in the spine will wear and tear as people age. It may also dry out and won’t be able to be a supportive shock absorber. Thus, it can result in lower back pain, soreness, swelling and instability.
Not everyone, however, will develop degenerative disc disease even though most people by the age of 60 will have some degree of degeneration in the spine. A study in the journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage cited that degenerative disc issues are prevalent in 71 percent of men and 77 percent of women above the age of 50.
Stem cells are those that do not have any specific functions in the body just yet. Stem cells have the potential to become any type of cell with a specialized function. However, since these divide and then renew fast, experts believe for decades that stem cells can be ideal for healing damaged tissues or organs, according to a study in Advances in Wound Care.
Stem cell therapy in Tampa is a safe treatment option to heal degenerated discs. In stem cell recruitment therapy, your doctor will inject amniotic fluid containing the stem cells into the exact area where the spine’s discs have deteriorated or have been damaged. The fluid will then target the pain and inflammation, as the stem cells multiply, rebuild, and restore the damaged discs to promote natural healing.
The whole process takes about 45 minutes to an hour and does not entail long downtimes compared to surgery. There’s also little pain medication required after the procedure but the doctor may still have to monitor your improvements with regular check ups. You can go to work the next day or do physical activities a few hours later as you experience the reduction of pain following a stem cell recruitment therapy.
The heart, brain, teeth, blood, liver, and bone marrow all contain large amounts of stem cells and these can be autogenous, meaning that the body produces these naturally. Experts have studied the viability of stem cells for decades and learned that it can be taken from one part of the body to be used on another part. It may also be donated for other people’s use.
In helping the spine’s disc breakdown heal, doctors use autogenous cells that may be harvested from the patient’s bone marrow or through donated specimens. According to a study in the Sage Open Medicine journal, current intervertebral disc therapies using stem cells, including PRP infusion, show a lot of promise that could be more effective than surgery.
Dr. Susanti Chowdhury is experienced at providing various regenerative medicine treatments, including stem cell therapy in Clearwater and Tampa. Stem cell treatments are particularly effective when used to replace or repair tissue damaged by disease or injury.
Suitable patients can request stem cell therapy in Tampa, Largo, Pinellas Park, Bradenton, Lakeland, or any of the surrounding areas.
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