Miami Stem Cell® continues to be at the forefront in Stem Cell Therapy advancements and in this article, I will discuss in detail why treating joint related pain with Regenerative Treatments first and often even in lieu of surgery, can be extremely beneficial and should always be the primary option you try before undergoing certain types of invasive surgical procedures.

On a daily basis, we continue to see a myriad of patients that come to us complaining about joint pain even after having had surgery, a large percentage of them suffering with back / spine pain related issues in particular. Therefore, my objective here is to reiterate the importance of understanding that if a patient already has a titanium implant on their back (or basically any other foreign object implanted on another joint), our doctors would be somewhat limited to further treat your existing pain.

In the case of the spine (a critical area and prime example of what I am trying to convey here), our treatments are restricted to only certain specific areas that they can target after a surgical procedure, since we could not treat the actual titanium implanted vertebrate and thus, lessening the powerful benefits of our Regenerative Medicine Treatments. In addition, invasive surgeries involve many correlated troublesome issues, like the risk of general anesthesia, health complications, required extensive physical therapy sessions and also long periods of downtime, all of which could be avoided using our non-invasive Stem Cell Therapy option.

When a patient is considering the use of Regenerative Treatments such as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMAC), commonly called ‘Stem Cells’ or mixtures with Biological products for treatment, the amount needed and location of the injection depends on the part of the body treated. Research evidence shows that injected biologics have a mixture of multiple cellular growth factors that work by ‘boosting’ the body’s healing of the injured area through accelerated but very localized inflammation in the site injected ultimately leading to tissue healing. Soft tissue such as muscle, tendons, capsules of joints and parts of the intervertebral disc are the targets for this type of treatment.

The spine in particular is different than larger joints such as the knee, shoulder or hip in several important ways. First, these are larger joints that are easier to localize and inject, have mainly tendons running within them that can partially or completely torn which is best suited for biologic treatments. Larger quantities of biologic material can be easily injected in these areas. However, in the spine there are 3 additional critical factors whether in the low back (lumbar) or neck (cervical). First, each vertebral segment includes an intervertebral disc as well as 2 small joints (facets) on each side at each level so in the spine this can degeneration frequently occurs in multiple joints. Second, the nerve roots are located between the disc and the joints and the spinal cord in the neck and nerve sac (dural sac) in the lumbar spine is important and then precise placement of the injection is critical and should be performed only by a specialist with spine training and not who does occasional injections in this area. Therefore, it is critical that the patient have up to date diagnostic films including plain X-rays and MRI scan and possibly even a CT scan, so the spine specialist can locate the exact site of the pathology and discuss with the patient whether it is local to one area or side or more general. Since it is the small spinal joints, their surrounding tissue and the intervertebral discs that are targeted, biologics are more effective before severe degeneration and bone overgrowth occurs which can be seen on these radiologic studies. The goal of the treatment is to both decrease pain and allow some resolution of the soft tissue swelling of the disc and joints.

In conclusion, the cellular immunotherapy space has exploded over the past few years and we are now entering the cell therapy revolution. The progress in this space has been unprecedented and Miami Stem Cell® has always been at the forefront using the latest technology and state-of-theart procedures to control pain.

So don’t delay and start living pain free today! For more information on the array of services we offer, or to schedule a free evaluation with our Team of Experts, please call Miami Stem Cell® at (305) 598-7777 or visit: www. stemcellmia.com You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter as well as watch our amazing testimonial videos on our YouTube channel or email us at: info@miamistemcell.co

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