stem cell therapy for neck pain

When Should You Get Stem Cell Therapy for Neck Pain?

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cells for Neck Pain

Have you ever woken up with a crick in your neck? It’s painful, right? And it doesn’t just hurt, it often affects the way you move your body and interferes with common, everyday activities like driving, sleeping and even eating. Fortunately, for most people, neck pain is temporary, the result of a muscle injury or prolonged tension that can be alleviated by rest and medication. For others, though, neck pain becomes constant, a daily reminder that something is significantly amiss within the cervical spine. In these cases, there are treatment ...
stem cell therapy for back pain

3 Success Stories Using Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cells for Back Pain

ThriveMD has been successfully using stem cell therapy for back pain for nearly a dozen years. There are many causes of back pain. That’s why when we consult with each of our patients, we only recommend stem cell therapy for back pain when it is right for them. Take a look at three success stories that highlight our use of stem cell therapy for back pain and the results that some of our patients have seen: Share this Post Patient #1: Uses Stem Cell Therapy to Avoid Spinal Fusion and ...
back surgery alternatives

Back Surgery Alternatives: Why You Should Consider Stem Cells

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cells for Back Pain

Any type of surgery carries risks. Used to incise, remove, repair, or destroy tissue as part of the treatment for a medical condition, surgery exposes patients to a variety of possible complications. Bleeding issues and blood clots, along with infection and nerve damage are just some of the most severe problems that could occur during and following a surgical procedure. In addition, individual genetic predispositions raise or lower the probability of problems occurring for each patient, which is the reason that surgery is often the last line of defense for ...
degenerative disc disease

Degenerative Disc Disease Surgery Alternatives

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cells for Back Pain

Degenerative disc disease is basically arthritis that settles in the spine. It can be precipitated by a variety of factors such as an injury, genetics and/or chronic overuse that weakens the cartilage within the spine’s many joints and discs. Quite often, though, there is no one specific cause of degenerative disc disease; it simply correlates with age, hastening its progression as we advance in years. Share this Post Traditional treatments for degenerative disc disease — such as rest, physical therapy and medication — can perhaps alleviate some of its symptoms ...
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 ...
spinal disc treatments

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 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 ...
3 Common Questions Asked Regarding Spinal Disc Regeneration Injections

3 Common Questions Asked Regarding Spinal Disc Regeneration Injections

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

No one wants to have back pain, yet most of us will at some point in our lives. Unfortunately, it is one of the top reasons people visit a doctor every year and is the leading cause of disability worldwide. There is good news, though. While back pain, both here in the States and around the world, remains a very prevalent problem, there are more treatments than ever to alleviate its symptoms. In fact, thanks to pioneering work with regenerative techniques, some treatments may have the potential to actually correct ...

Stem Cell Therapy for Spine Injuries: Is This an Option for You

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

Damage to the spine can be particularly debilitating. Not only does it weaken the body’s main structure of support, but it also frequently results in a substantial amount of pain for those who suffer with it, limiting mobility and often precipitating a host of other problems (such as muscle weakness, bladder and bowel dysfunction and nerve injury). Traditional treatments are usually time-consuming and/or invasive; however, there are other therapies now available. One of the most promising is stem cell therapy. Here’s what you need to know about stem cell therapy ...

2 of the Most Common Stem Cell Treatments

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

The study of stem cells remains one of science’s most promising frontiers. For more than 70 years, research has continued to shed light on the value and potential of stem cell treatments. From a basic understanding of the stem cell’s role in early cell differentiation to today’s more nuanced exploration of their regenerative effects, researchers and clinicians are harnessing the power of stem cells in ways that are improving the lives of patients with an increasing variety of problems and conditions. No longer are stem cell transplants (to treat cancer) ...