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5 Common Misconceptions About Stem Cell Therapy for Herniated Discs

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Our team here at ThriveMD uses stem cells and other biologics to treat a variety of conditions. Specifically, many of our patients see us because they have herniated discs and other degenerative issues of the spine that make daily living painful to endure. Share this PostHowever, because using stem cell therapy to treat orthopedic conditions is a relatively new treatment option (approximately 10 years old), it’s common for them to have questions regarding its value and safety. Here are the top five concerns we frequently hear: Misconception 1: There is ...
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Stem Cells for Back Pain: Expectations vs. Reality

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Since the 1950s, stem cells have been used to treat many types of cancer, as well as several blood-related diseases. In the ensuing 70 years, extensive research and repeated experience has allowed science to better understand the ways stem cells can be applied and the benefits they can bestow to patients. Share this PostIndeed, the success of bone marrow transplants, in particular, has not only improved patient outcomes, it has paved the way for the burgeoning interest in and experimentation with alternative stem cell applications. Thus, while the field of ...
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Stem Cell Injections for Back Pain: The Process and Recovery

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

Research into alternative cellular treatment options over the past several years has steadily given rise to an exciting time for medical practitioners and their patients. While we’ve long known the benefits of treating many cancers and blood-related illnesses with bone marrow transplants, scientists now have evidence that stem cell therapy can also be used to possibly ease debilitating back pain, as well.  Share this PostThus, instead of facing an invasive surgical procedure, which often carries the risk of complications, as well as an extended recovery period, patients can now consider ...
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Stem Cell Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease

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Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a common consequence of the natural aging process. By the time we turn 50, nearly all of us will show evidence of some form of spinal deterioration when subjected to radiologic imaging, whether it’s spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis or disc herniation (or any combination of the three). Share this PostHistorically — and unfortunately — there have been few options to alleviate the pain of these conditions; the loss of disc soundness and its accompanying discomfort are often treated with anti-inflammatory/pain medications and/or physical therapy to strengthen ...
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Stem Cell Therapy: An Alternative to Back Surgery

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Surgery is often presented as the final option for people with severe back pain. When other treatments like rest, medication and physical therapy fail, many patients are forced to consider surgical treatments that not only frequently require lengthy recovery times, but that also create periods of even greater pain. Share this PostBut what if there was an alternative to back surgery that wasn’t nearly as risky, had fewer side effects and utilized your body’s own cells to repair damage and restore function? Research from the past thirty years points to ...
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Stem Cell Therapy vs. Back Surgery Explained

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

The World Health Organization lists back pain as the leading cause of disability around the world. Twenty years ago, the best options for treating back pain, especially chronic back pain, were strengthening exercises, physical therapy, medication, injections and/or surgery. The results were often minimal, with last-ditch surgical procedures often causing more problems than solutions. After all, with surgery comes the risk of infection, increased recovery time and several other possible side effects and complications that, in many instances, can make its success in treating orthopedic injuries and disease and relieving ...
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Stem Cells for Back Pain: Your Questions Answered

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

Back pain can be a debilitating condition. Studies by The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) continue to find it the leading cause of YLD (years lived with disease) and one of the most common reasons for lost workdays in many industrial, as well as developing, countries. Indeed, it’s estimated that approximately 80% of the global population will experience back pain at some point in their life, with at least 7% of our world’s 7.7 billion people being affected at any given time.  Share this PostThe high prevalence of back pain ...
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Stem Cell Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears and Shoulder Injuries

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Regenerative medicine, specifically stem cell therapy, is changing the way shoulder injuries are managed. Stem cell therapy for shoulder pain, is quickly minimizing the need for invasive shoulder surgery. Share this post:The shoulder joint is one of the most powerful joints in the body and is integral to both work and sport. This joint is essential for almost every facet of life, from brushing one’s teeth and hair to drinking a soda and driving a car. Common Shoulder Injuries As The Result Of Sports Activity Shoulder injuries are some of the most ...
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Choosing a Legitimate Stem Cell Clinic – 5 Things to Know

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

The term “stem cell procedure” has become a catchphrase for the use of just about any type of biologic injection, regardless of whether the injection contains live stem cells or not. There is now a constant stream of advertising for stem cell treatments for nearly every medical problem imaginable. Often these advertisements promote the use of biologics to treat many systemic medical problems such as MS, Parkinson’s disease, and COPD despite little evidence to support their use. Share this post:#1: Common Problems with Stem Cell Clinics and Stem Cell Injections ...

Disc Cartilage Regeneration | Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair, Part 2

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

Musculoskeletal disorders and lower back disc cartilage degeneration are a major cause of disability and morbidity globally and result in enormous costs for the health care systems. Degenerative disc disease and disc herniations are the most prevalent causes of back pain. The increase in musculoskeletal disorders among the aging population demonstrates an urgent need for a major change in managing this population. Share this PostStem Cell Treatment for Low Back Pain Due to Degenerative Disc Disease New biological therapies that can effectively treat spine degeneration are a high priority in regenerative medicine. Mesenchymal stem cells ...