alternative to hip replacement surgery

Is There an Alternative to Hip Replacement Surgery?

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The number of hip replacement surgeries performed each year is on the rise. A heightened focus on physical activity, as well as improved treatment technologies, mean patients have a need — and doctors, the instruments and skills — for surgically treating hip joint damage. The result: more surgical hip replacements. Share this Post Most people choose hip replacement surgery following an injury or prolonged pain due to arthritis. Indeed, arthritis is the number one reason for undergoing a hip replacement procedure. After years of struggling with debilitating pain that restricts ...
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Minimally Invasive Alternatives to Hip Replacement

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

Although the hip is one of the body’s most rugged and durable joints, capable of withstanding repetitive motion for many, many years, it is not immune to the effects of trauma, disease and/or chronic overuse, making it highly likely that most adults will experience hip pain at some point in their lives. Conditions such as a pinched nerve, infection, or cancer can certainly lead to hip pain, as can traumatic injuries resulting in fractures and sprains, but one of the most common causes of chronic hip pain is the result ...
Stem Cell Therapy for Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

Understanding Stem Cell Therapy for Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease

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

Today, stem cell therapy is at the forefront of regenerative medicine. Stem cells are the body’s original building blocks, capable of differentiating into and constructing the tissues in our bodies, either initially or as part of a physiological response. Early understanding of stem cells had them originating only as part of embryonic development. Now we know they exist in adult tissues, as well. In fact, they not only reside in adult tissues; they have the potential to replace, repair and regrow defective tissue when removed from their original tissue source(s) …

Natural Spinal Disc Regeneration

Is Natural Spinal Disc Regeneration Possible?

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

  Of course, not all man-made devices or ingredients and chemicals are “bad;” there are advantages and disadvantages that have to be weighed against each other in order to determine whether the risks of producing and using them are worth the rewards. But in those instances where “all-natural” is possible and beneficial, there leaves little doubt that it is the superior option for supporting both human health and environmental well-being.    In the medical world, for instance, more and more physicians are turning to the body’s own natural processes to …

Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment

Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment with Stem Cells

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The cervical spine includes the first seven of the spine’s 33 vertebrae. It begins at the base of the skull and runs the length of the neck. Between each of the cervical vertebrae lies a fluid-filled disc that acts as: 1) a shock absorber, limiting the trauma of repetitive impact; and 2) an anchor, tethering the other vertebrae together so that the spine can provide structural support while still facilitating overall flexibility. But because it supports the weight of the skull and controls head and neck movement, the cervical spine …

Regenerate Spinal Discs Naturally

How to Regenerate Spinal Discs Naturally

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

Take a look at how we are helping the body naturally regenerate spinal discs (a common target of severe degenerative effects), and thus, truly turning it into the ultimate biological machine: How Regeneration Works Regeneration is the process by which our bodies replenish lost, aging and diseased tissue. When cells get damaged or die, our bodies frequently initiate the growth of new cells to repair or replace them by summoning a specific type of cell — a stem cell — to begin replicating. Stem cells are found in every tissue …

Stem Cells for Herniated Discs

Stem Cells for Herniated Discs: A Minimally Invasive Treatment Option

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As we age, the discs in the spine experience normal wear and tear that can ultimately lead to degenerative disc disease (a term used to describe the broad effects of disc deterioration). A herniated disc is one common effect of degenerative disc disease, which sometimes develops as a result of an injury or genetic predisposition, but most often occurs as a result of the natural decay process.  Share this Post Until recently, there was not a treatment option with the potential to actually address normal disc decay; doctors mostly treated ...
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What to Expect from Stem Cell Therapy for Spine Degeneration

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Until recently, most back pain sufferers used a combined regimen of rest, physical therapy, medication and, sometimes, surgery to facilitate pain relief. But research over the past two decades has introduced an alternative treatment option with significant promise for many patients: stem cell therapy. Here’s what patients should know about spine degeneration and what they can expect when using stem cell therapy to treat it: Why Spine Degeneration Can Hurt Our spines are each composed of individual bones called vertebrae, the majority of which are separated by intervertebral discs. These …

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How to Choose Which Annular Tear Treatment is Right for You

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But First, Let’s Talk About the Spine The human spine (what most of us call “our back”) is the bony column that runs from the base of our skull to the top of our pelvis. It includes 33 vertebrae and a variety of muscles, nerves and other soft tissue structures that combine to protect our spinal cord and stabilize our body’s weight distribution. Of course, the spine also allows us to flex and rotate as needed.  Twenty-three discs separate the majority of the spine’s individual vertebrae; these discs are important …

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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 ...