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 …

annular tear treatment options

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 ...
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Stem Cells for Back Pain: Expectations vs. Reality

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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 ...
Stem Cell Injections for Back Pain

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 medical practitioners and their patients increased reasons for optimism. While medical professionals have long known the benefits of treating many cancers and blood-related illnesses with bone marrow transplants, scientists now have evidence that stem cell therapy, a much less invasive cellular treatment, can be used to possibly ease debilitating back pain. In particular, stem cell injections for back pain have become a viable option for many individuals. Share this PostRather than facing an invasive surgical procedure, ...
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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 ...
Stem Cell Therapy vs PRP

Everything You Need to Know About Stem Cell Therapy vs PRP

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

PRP 101  Blood is composed of four main components: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Unsurprisingly, platelet-rich plasma has a much higher concentration of platelets (about 5-10 times greater) than blood. PRP is beneficial for regenerative purposes because platelets contain natural sources of growth factors, as well as proteins and cytokines that stimulate the healing of bone and soft tissue. As such, PRP promotes cell repair, which in turn can lead to decreased inflammation and reduction in pain.  A PRP procedure consists of four stages: First, the …

Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Injuries

What You Need to Know About Stem Cell Therapy for Orthopedic Injuries

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Orthopedic injuries can occur in any part of the musculoskeletal system. Many follow some sort of bodily trauma, but a great deal result from the natural aging process and the daily wear and tear our bodies endure. Share this PostIndeed, it’s estimated that one in two Americans has some sort of orthopedic disorder, making it a critical problem for half of the people living in the United States alone. Even just ten years ago, the treatment options for orthopedic problems were mostly limited to rest, physical therapy, medicine and/or surgery. The ...