Monday, December 23, 2013

Stem Cell Spine and Disc Therapy

People who suffer from chronic back pain, as a result of spinal cord injury, degenerative disease, or inflammatory condition, know that the physical pain can be excruciating. The failure of traditional treatments and medications to alleviate symptoms can take an emotional toll as well.

If you have persistent back pain from injury or illness, you might be a good candidate for stem cell spine therapy, or stem cell disc therapy – both also known as the broader term regenerative medicine. This cutting-edge treatment uses stem cells from a patient’s body to stimulate circulation, reduce pain and inflammation – as well as to help injured muscle and tissue re-grow. During this process, adult adipose stem cells, which are non-embryonic, are extracted from the body, then concentrated and re-administered, allowing the healing process to begin right away. Cells may be extracted from either fat or bone marrow, and have the unique ability to transform into other cell types, including heart, muscle, liver, and bone cells; this makes stem cell therapy an effective treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Additionally, because it uses the body’s own cells, there is little risk of adverse effects and allergic reactions.

Stem cell therapy procedures involve three simple steps: harvesting, isolation and injection. They are performed under local anesthesia for your comfort. Each session takes just 15 minutes, and most people have 2-4 injections to ensure treatment.

If you are hesitant to try yet another medical procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Damon Noto at 201-288-7246 or make an appointment online. After reviewing your medical history, and performing a physical evaluation, Dr. Noto will determine if you are a good candidate for stem cell spine or disc therapy, and will be happy to answer any and all of your questions in detail.