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 benefits

3 Stem Cell Therapy Benefits Over Traditional Surgery

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

It’s a new year. Maybe it’s time for a new YOU. If you’ve been dealing with orthopedic pain, know that there might be a nonsurgical option for you beyond physical therapy and/or medication: stem cell therapy.    Stem cell therapy isn’t a new procedure — physicians have been using it to treat and oftentimes cure a variety of conditions, from burned skin and eye issues to cancer. Indeed, ongoing research supports the efficacy of using stem cells to regenerate other types of tissues as well, such as bone, cartilage, tendons, ...

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) ...
History of Stem Cell Disc Regeneration

A Brief History of Stem Cell Disc Regeneration

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

The Discovery of Stem Cells –– 1960s Stem cells are a naturally occurring component of human biology. In that sense, they’ve been around forever. Stem cells are special cells within the body that have the ability to self-replicate and to develop tissue-specific functionality over time. Because of this, stem cells have been referred to as “master cells” or biological “building blocks.” Scientists Ernest McCulloch and James Till were the first researchers to identify and characterize what we have eventually come to know as stem cells.  Embryonic Stem Cells –– 1980s …

Stem Cell Therapy for the Spine

The Impact of Stem Cell Therapy for the Spine

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

What is a Stem Cell Treatment for the Spine? Every person has stem cells that are located throughout the body. Stem cells are cells that can become many (if not all) types of cells. Most of the time, cells originate in a certain type of tissue and can only make more cells of that tissue type. In this way, heart cells come from heart tissue, liver cells from liver tissue, and so on. Stem cells, however, can “transform” into a specific type of cell even if they exist in a …

Spinal Disc Regeneration

3 Things You Should Know About Spinal Disc Regeneration

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

How Does Spinal Disc Regeneration Work?  For many, back pain occurs because of damage to the structure of their spinal discs. Additionally, damaged discs inhibit mobility. As such, often the most effective way to treat back issues is to repair the spinal discs. Spinal disc regeneration is a form of stem cell therapy. Stem cells, in simple terms, are the body’s “master cells.” Unlike other cells in the body, they can take on a number of different functions based on their location. Therefore, doctors may inject stem cells into a …

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

thriveMD Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cells for Back Pain, Stem Cells for Neck Pain

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 …