stem cell therapy for back pain

Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain: Expectations vs. Reality

Scott Brandt, M.D. BHRT, Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain

Stem cell therapy is one of the most well-known and high-profile forms of medical treatment. For decades, medical researchers have used stem cell therapy to treat a myriad of conditions. However, stem cell therapy is growing in popularity and accessibility. As a result, more and more people may wonder if stem cell therapy is right for them. Specifically, using stem cell therapy for back pain can be a viable option for individuals in certain circumstances. Here, we’ll take a closer look at stem cell therapy explain how the process actually ...
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Stem Cell Therapy for Hip Labral Tears

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Hip

As one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints, the hip is uniquely designed to withstand an enormous amount of pressure while still providing stability and adequate range of motion. Adding to its strength are the muscles, tendons and ligaments that surround the hip, as well as a ring of cartilage called the hip labrum. The labrum, especially, has an important role in the hip’s “ball-and-socket” design, lining the hip’s two socket cavities in such a way that it creates suction with the head of the femur (the “ball”), holding each ...
stem cell therapy for meniscus tear

Stem Cell Therapy for Meniscus Tear

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Knee

A meniscus is a c-shaped piece of cartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber between the lower leg bone (tibia) and the thigh bone (femur). There are two menisci in each knee, which, together, work to cushion the weight of our bodies as we move. Indeed, the support that meniscal tissue provides the knee joint is so vital that any trauma to or degenerative changes within a meniscus can prove catastrophic for the people experiencing it. Compounding the problem, many doctors elect to remove the meniscus in ...
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Orthopedic Stem Cell Therapy

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

Orthopedic stem cell therapy is a type of medical procedure used to treat various chronic and acute musculoskeletal conditions. Specifically, the musculoskeletal system is comprised of the body’s bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments, and stem cell therapy for orthopedic problems strives to repair and even replace cells in these tissues that become damaged or diseased or have generally deteriorated in some other way using the power of stem cells. In contrast to many traditional solutions for bone and joint problems — such as rest, medication, physical strengthening and rehabilitation ...
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New Spinal Disc Treatments

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy Procedure, Stem Cells for Back Pain

The spine is an important part of the body. It is divided into three major sections — the cervical spine (within the neck); the thoracic spine (within the ribcage); and the lumbar spine (also known as the “lower back”) — and consists of individual sections of bone called vertebrae that are separated by a shock-absorbing disc. Alternating vertebrae and discs run the length of the spine, with each disc cushioning the constant pressure of the body’s weight; enabling range of motion; and protecting the spinal cord. Share this Post Issues ...
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Stem Cell Therapy for Pain Management

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy Procedure

It is estimated that one in five Americans lives life in chronic pain. That’s a staggeringly high number of people who are at risk of associated conditions, including drug abuse, depression or other mental health disorders, which often lead to poor quality of life. To ward off escalating calamities, patients must work with their caregivers to take care of pain quickly, at the first sign of a problem, so that acute pain never progresses to a persistent stage or leads to other issues. Share this Post In addition to traditional ...
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Stem Cell Therapy for Lumbar Discs

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Low Back

Lumbar discs, along with nerves, muscles, ligaments and five vertebral bones, make up the lower portion of the back called the lumbar spine. Together they help support the body’s weight with the discs themselves offering a cushioning effect that keeps the lumbar vertebrae from rubbing against one another. The discs also keep the bones of the lower back properly spaced and aligned, allowing us to bend and move without damaging spinal nerves that travel the length of the lumbar region to the end of the spinal canal. Share this Post ...

New Spinal Disc Treatments

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

The spine is an important part of the body. It is divided into three major sections — the cervical spine (within the neck); the thoracic spine (within the ribcage); and the lumbar spine (also known as the “lower back”) — and consists of individual sections of bone called vertebrae that are separated by a shock-absorbing disc. Alternating vertebrae and discs run the length of the spine, with each disc cushioning the constant pressure of the body’s weight; enabling range of motion; and protecting the spinal cord. Share this Post Issues ...
Regenerative Therapy for Knees: What It Is, the Process and Recovery

Regenerative Therapy for Knees: What It Is, the Process and Recovery

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain, Stem Cells for Knee

Every year millions of people around the world suffer with joint damage and its resulting pain. According the 2020 Global Pain Index Report, eight out of 10 people worldwide experience joint pain with approximately one third of them listing knee pain specifically as their primary concern. It’s a pressing global problem, one for which traditional treatments (such as pain medications, rest, physical reconditioning and surgery) have historically demanded much time (for the implementation of, as well as the recovery from these types of treatments) yet never fully eliminated the real ...
Stem Cell Therapy Procedures: What, Why and How

Stem Cell Therapy Procedures: What, Why and How

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cell Therapy Procedure, Stem Cells for Joint & Soft Tissue Pain

Stem cell therapy is a regenerative medicine technique that seeks to harness the body’s innate ability to heal itself. Most people are familiar with the term “bone marrow transplant,” which is one specific form of stem cell therapy. However, there are other types of stem cell therapies that aim to repair and even regenerate diseased, traumatized and/or genetically malformed tissue in other parts of the body, as well (i.e., not just in the blood). These are the types of stem cell therapy procedures we perform here at ThriveMD. Read on ...