If you are battling chronic pain due to degenerative disc disease or arthritis in your joints, you may benefit from stem cell therapy. At Advanced Spine and Pain, with offices in Fairfax County, VA, Stafford, VA & the Greater Baltimore, MD Area, the medical team offers stem cell therapies to help you heal. The doctors may recommend stem cell therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for managing pain and healing damaged discs and joints. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy is a form of minimally invasive interventional pain management that offers significant benefits in healing musculoskeletal injuries.
Stem cells differ from other cells in two essential ways. They are capable of self-renewal through cell division, and can become specific organ or tissue cells.
As tissue cells, stem cells frequently divide to replace or heal damaged tissues. When induced to be organ cells, division only occurs under special conditions.
Your doctor injects stem cells collected from your blood into an injured area to promote natural healing of the damaged tissues.
Your doctor may use stem cell therapy to treat conditions like degenerative disc disease, arthritis of the joints, and pain caused by damaged nerves, muscle tissue, or tendons.
You may also benefit from stem cell therapy for conditions like:
Your doctor evaluates your condition and medical history to determine if stem cell therapy is the right course of treatment for you.
During your appointment, your doctor withdraws blood from a vein in your arm. Next, they numb an area at the back of your hip where they use a needle to extract a small sample of bone marrow.
They process your blood and bone marrow samples in a lab, using a centrifuge to spin out the platelets from your blood. Your doctor then re-injects your stem cells and blood platelets into the injured area.
The re-injection delivers a higher number of stem cells to the specific area than your body produces naturally. Healthy cells generate and replace cells that are diseased or damaged by arthritis or a degenerative disease.
Stem cell therapy is effective in repairing damaged tissues and increasing the healing potential of injuries. Benefits of stem cell therapy include:
During your initial consultation, your doctor reviews the specific details of what you can expect from stem cell therapy based on your condition or injury.
If you want to find out whether stem cell therapy can help you, book your consultation online now.