Degenerative disc disease affects millions of people across the world. The prognosis for this disease is just to live with the pain until it becomes unbearable enough to require some surgery. The surgery is often some spinal fusion or disc fusion procedure and doesn’t do anything to cure the condition, it just lessens the discomfort.
Regenerative spinal therapies are the future of spinal care, and one of the most popular ways of regenerative therapy is by using stem cells.
You are probably already familiar with stem cells from news reports, but the practice is hardly as controversial as the news reports. Stanley C. Jones recognizes the power of stem cells and is ready to talk with you about how you can begin stem cell therapy yourself.
What are Stem Cells and How Do You Get Them?
The technical term for stem cells is “undifferentiated cells.” These are cells that have been created but don’t have a specialization yet. They get their specialization based on the cells around them, meaning that until they are “activated” by the body, stem cells remain neutral.
You can obtain stem cells from donors, but the best and purest way to get them is from your own body. Using your own body’s stem cells lessens the risk of the body rejecting the cells and increases the success of the therapy.
Our favorite place to obtain stem cells is from your hip. This is a minimally invasive process that is relatively quick and painless. Then, the cells that are extracted are placed into a centrifuge where they are spun at a high rate, separating all the ingredients. The stem cells are then removed from the centrifuge and placed into the area of need on your spine. This is for a couple of different reasons. The first is that it’s an easy and mostly-painless process for you. The second is because the kinds of stem cells obtained from the hip are a better kind of stem cell for the injection and are widely known for being more responsive to therapy.
Fat extractions are also an excellent way to obtain stem cells for certain therapies. Cultured fat cells from cellulite are utilized in more debilitating conditions as these cells are 1000x more potent.
The nature of stem cells is that they are neutral cells which could become anything they need to be. Because of this, they are best for helping regenerate the spinal discs or to help heal the spine faster. Some of the reasons for stem cell therapy are:
- Discogenic back pain
- Chronic radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- And more
Where To Get More Information
The best way to get information on how stem cell therapy could benefit you is to talk to Stanley C Jones or a member of our medical team. Call and schedule your consultation appointment today!