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Why use stem cells for back pain?

Can Cell Therapies Help Relieve Back Pain?

Why use stem cells for back pain?

In the last several years, back pain has been diagnosed annually in over six hundred and nineteen million people globally. The WHO (World Health Organization) estimates this will increase to eight hundred and forty-three million by 2050. As these numbers increase, we must ask our healthcare providers, “Can cell therapy help relieve back pain?)

Lower Back Anatomy

Your lower back (the most common place on the spine where most people complain of pain) is a column of five vertebrae with disks between each vertebra. Health providers often refer to this as your lumbar spine, L1-L5.

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As your spine moves downward, the vertebrae become larger to protect your spinal cord and nerves better, allowing you to bear weight. The lumbar spine is between the thoracic spine (above) and your hip bones (below).

Between each vertebra is a gel-like disc surrounded by a fibrous cartilage ring that cushions the disks, absorbs shock, and safeguards the spine as you move.

Facet joints connect the vertebrae. Lower lumbar facets allow side-to-side movement because they are more flexible. These joints help you move in all directions and provide spinal stability. The upper lumbar vertebrae let your spine move back and forth, while your lower lumbar facets allow side-to-side movement.

How Back Pain Affects Your Life

 We don’t think about all the movements involving our backs, but when you have back pain, you feel it in places you didn’t know existed. Back pain affects your mobility, changes your lifestyle, affects your sleep, your mood, and mental health, and at risk for anxiety and depression.

Acute pain comes on quickly, as in an injury, and lasts for six weeks. Chronic pain lasts six weeks or longer and may never go away. Chronic pain is generally associated with degenerative disc disease, facet joint arthritis, and herniated discs. It leads to limited mobility and disability.

Back pain can happen to anyone at any time, but it is most common in people between the ages of 40 and 80. It can be dull, sharp, stabbing, and feel like you are being shocked with electricity. It can extend into your legs, making them numb and tingly. Back pain is the leading cause of calling off the job!

Common Causes of Back Pain

Facet Joint Arthritis, or facet joint osteoarthritis, is a degenerative condition that causes inflammatory pain.

A Herniated Disc is a bulging or disintegration of the discs between your vertebrae. It compresses spinal nerves at the root, causing pain.

Degenerative Disc Disease is caused by the discs between your vertebrae wearing out, cracking, drying out, or becoming weaker. Causing the vertebrae to rub together, creating pain and inflammation.

Current Back Pain Treatments

Considering that back pain is different for everyone, treatment follows suit. Mild pain is treated with NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, Motrin) and rest from the activity that caused it. While doctors want to treat the pain, they need to find the source of the pain and eliminate it as best they can.

Physical therapy increases core strength and strengthens muscles so you can return to your daily activities. When back pain becomes chronic, you may need pain management with stronger medicines and back injections to block pain. When all of this doesn’t work, surgery is involved, and the healing time can be very long.

How Stem Cell Therapy Helps Relieve Back Pain

Stem cell treatment for back pain is not a cure. It complements the treatments you are already undergoing. Stem cells are specialized cells that differentiate into any cells in the body. Once transplanted, they multiply, creating new healthy cells in your back. They can easily generate into cartilage, ligament tissues, muscle, new bone, and tendons. They continue regenerating long after a stem cell transplant.

Stem cell treatment for back pain has regenerative processes that helps the discs repair themselves. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce pain. It is currently the only treatment that relieves back pain as it rebuilds damaged tissue.

There are two types of stem cells for treatments of back pain: autologous and donor.

Autologous cells reduce the chance of infected stem cells and rejection of the cells because stem cells are harvested from your body. The stem cells come from your marrow while harvested from your pelvis.

Donor cells come from a chosen or anonymous donor, and there is a chance your body will reject the stem cells.

Regardless of where your stem cells come from, treating your back pain as quickly as possible is important to prevent debilitation or disability.

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Our medical team at ProgenCell is the leader in stem cell treatments. We use autologous stem cells because they are safer. If you or someone you love is suffering from back pain, start your journey to back wellness by filling out our evaluation form and starting the healing process. We are dedicated to treating our patients with high-quality stem treatments like the ones in the US, but at a much lower cost! Our bilingual stem cell therapy specialist can help you with anything from medical forms to transportation to and from the airport. Ask for more information about stem cells for knees, stem cell therapy for alzheimer’s, stem cell treatment for heart failure, stem cell treatment for diabetes and more.

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