Using Regenerative Treatments to Treat Back Pain
If you suffer from chronic back pain and want an alternative to traditional back surgery, stem cell treatments may be your option to avoid invasive procedures.
Regenerative treatments like stem cell treatments using autologous (patient’s own) stem cells have become a popular option for treating back pain. These innovative treatments involve using the patient’s own stem cells, which are derived from their bone marrow, to help promote healing and tissue regeneration.
Here are some ways in which stem cell treatments can be used to treat back pain and avoid back surgery:
- Promoting tissue regeneration: Stem cells have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the body, including muscle, bone, and cartilage cells. By injecting stem cells into the damaged area of the spine, they can help promote tissue regeneration and repair damaged tissues.
- Reducing inflammation: Chronic inflammation in the spine can contribute to back pain and may require surgical intervention. Stem cells have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
- Stimulating natural healing: Stem cells can stimulate the body’s natural healing process by releasing growth factors and other proteins that help repair damaged tissues.
- Minimally invasive procedure: Stem cell treatments are typically performed on an outpatient basis and involve a minimally invasive injection procedure. This means less downtime and a quicker recovery period compared to traditional back surgery.
- Customizable treatment: Stem cell treatments can be customized to each patient’s individual needs and can target specific areas of the spine, making them a more precise and targeted treatment option.
It is important to note that not all cases of back pain can be treated with stem cell treatments and that each case is unique. It is important to consult with us to determine if stem cell treatment is a viable option for your specific case.
Choosing the right treatment for you
The decision to use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or stem cell treatment for a particular condition depends on several factors, including the location and severity of the injury, the underlying cause of the injury, and the patient’s overall health and medical history.
PRP therapy is typically used to treat soft tissue injuries, such as tendinitis and muscle strains. PRP therapy can be effective for mild to moderate injuries, and it is often used in conjunction with other treatments, such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications.
Stem cell treatment, on the other hand, is typically used to treat more severe or chronic injuries, particularly those that involve damage to bone, cartilage, or other tissues.
In some cases, both PRP therapy and stem cell treatment may be used together to maximize the benefits of regenerative medicine.
Ultimately, the decision to use PRP therapy or stem cell treatment depends on the specific condition being treated, the severity of the injury, and the patient’s overall health and medical history.
Our medical team has the right expertise in regenerative medicine and can help you to determine which treatment option is best suited for your condition.
How does it work?
Stem cells are special cells that have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the body, such as muscle, bone, and cartilage cells. By harvesting these cells from the patient’s own bone marrow, they can be injected into the damaged area of the spine to promote healing and tissue regeneration.
During the painless procedure, a small amount of bone marrow is typically taken from the patient’s hip bone using a needle. The bone marrow is then processed to isolate the stem cells, which are then injected into the affected area of the spine using imaging guidance to ensure accurate placement.
While it may not provide immediate pain relief, it provides long-term benefits and improves overall function and quality of life. If you are considering this treatment option, it is important to book your FREE consultation with us to determine if it is right for you.
What to expect?
Stem cell treatment using bone marrow is a minimally invasive procedure that is typically performed on an outpatient basis. The procedure itself can take up to an hour and the patients can go home after the procedure.
After the procedure, patients may experience some soreness or discomfort at the site of the bone marrow extraction, but this typically subsides within a few days. Pain relief may not be immediate, as it can take several weeks for the stem cells to start promoting healing and tissue regeneration.
It is important to follow any post-procedure instructions provided by your healthcare provider, including any physical therapy or rehabilitation exercises, to help optimize the healing process.
What do I need to have prior to receiving stem cells treatment?
- Book Free consultation with us.
- Bring your MRI results. If you don’t have an MRI test done recently, don’t worry. Miami Stem Cell has partnered with imaging clinics to provide MRIs to our patients for as little as $200 per test. Ask us about our partnerships.
- Do a tumor marker test. This is a simple blood test that you will need to do prior to the procedure.
- Bring someone to drive you back home.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a type of regenerative medicine that involves the use of stem cells to treat or prevent diseases and injuries. Stem cells are unique cells that have the ability to develop into many different types of cells, including bone, cartilage, and muscle cells. These cells promote tissue regeneration and repair, reducing pain and improving mobility in the affected joint.
What are the two main types of stem cells?
There are two main types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells, which are derived from embryos (mostly used for research only), and adult stem cells, which are found in various tissues throughout the body, including bone marrow, adipose tissue, and blood.
At Miami Stem Cell, we believe the Cure Is Within. Our Stem Cell treatments use autologous (patient’s own cells) adult stem cells extracted from the bone marrow using a procedure called BMAC.
What is BMAC?
BMAC stands for Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate and that is the procedure we use to extract the stem cells from the patient’s bone marrow. The bone marrow is then processed to isolate the mesenchymal stem cells, which are capable of differentiating into a variety of cell types, including bone, cartilage, and muscle cells. The concentration of stem cells in BMAC is higher than that found in normal bone marrow.
Once the stem cells have been isolated, they are concentrated and re-injected into the patient’s body in the form of a concentrated solution. This solution can be injected directly into the affected joint or tissue, where it can promote tissue repair and regeneration.
What is BMAC therapy used for?
BMAC therapy has been used to treat a variety of conditions, including osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, and bone fractures. It is a painless and minimally invasive procedure that can be performed in an outpatient setting, with no risks for rejection or cross contamination, and patients typically experience little to no downtime after the procedure.
Are all PRP made equal?
Not all PRPs are the same. The composition and concentration of platelets, growth factors, and other components in PRP can vary depending on several factors, such as the method of preparation, the quality of the equipment used, and the individual patient’s blood composition.
To yield a therapeutic benefit, a dose of over 1 billion platelets per mL is required. That means that the platelet concentration should be 7X-10X higher compared to whole blood. Miami Stem Cell values transparency and that is why we acquired the latest equipment to measure patients’ blood concentration before and after concentration and these results are shown to our patients.
We offer the highest standard of Platelet Rich Plasma available today. We use only the most advanced, FDA cleared, and scientifically proven equipment which includes:
- A therapeutic dose of over 1 billion platelets per mL of PRP
- A high dose of growth factors released at the site of injury
- A high platelet yield which recovers over 80% of the platelets present in your blood
- The purest form of PRP available, removing red blood cells and neutrophils prior to injecting, thereby reducing inflammation and a host of negative effects
What happens when you combine Stem Cell with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy?
When combined, stem cell therapy and PRP therapy can work together to enhance the regeneration of damaged tissues and promote healing in the affected joint.
The PRP solution can provide a scaffold for the stem cells to attach to and can provide additional growth factors to promote tissue repair. This combination therapy has shown promising results in improving joint function and reducing pain in patients with arthritis.