Disc Regeneration

Stem Cells For Disc Regeneration

The field of spinal cord injury and back pain has seen a new advancement in treatment. Currently, a number of doctors still rely on surgery and supportive care to treat these ailments. But, thanks to researchers exploring the use of mesenchymal stem cells for repairing damaged tissue, it is changing how disc degeneration and back pain is treated.

New mesenchymal stem cell treatments involve intravenous and direct administration into the disc. The stem cells not only appear to be repairing the disc, but they also appear to be exerting an anti-inflammatory effect that is relieving pain and reversing disc degeneration.

Lumbar X-ray

What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative Disc Disease is a condition where a damaged vertebral disc or discs causes chronic pain. Damage to the disc occurs naturally or through a severe injury where portions of the disc may tear, herniated or bulge. Exposing or irritating the nerves causing pain common in the neck (cervical spine) and lower back (lumbar spine).

A herniated or bulging disc is a condition affecting the spine in which the annulus fibrosus is damaged.This can irritate the spinal cord or nearby nerves, causing extreme pain, weakness and numbness in the arms or legs. A severely herniated disc can sometimes cause paralysis.

How Are The Stem Cells Helping?

The disc itself has very few nerve endings and low blood supply. Without a constant blood supply the disc does not have a way to repair itself.  Our proprietary Hypoxic Mesenchymal Stem Cells are capable of surviving the low oxygen environment inside the discs enhancing the chance for a long term healing response.

When administered using fluoroscopic x-ray for precise placement, stem cells can substantially reduce pain, increase function, and reduce disc bulge size. MSC’s find the damaged tissue, repair it and create an anti-inflammatory response improving the over health of the disc. This anti-inflammatory response protects existing neurons. The injected stem cells begin to develop into neurons that replace those that are damaged.

Here at CPI we seek to enhance the benefits of the MSC’s with our synergetic treatments that have had proven success to greatly reduce inflammation.

Injection Herniated Disc

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