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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 ...
stem cells for back pain

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 ...
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 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 ...
stem cells for degenerative disk

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 ...

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 ...
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The Secrets to Effective Stem Cell Injections for Back Pain

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

There are a number of clinics across the country that have begun to offer stem cell injections for back pain and its variety of conditions. Sorting out whether your condition is amendable to treatment using a regenerative medicine injection, and who to seek out to make both the evaluation and treatment, requires a thorough understanding of how back pain injections work. Share this post:How Back & Spinal Disc Injections Have EvolvedLive X-ray guidance and ultrasound have allowed targeting of very specific spinal locations.First we must clarify that spinal injection work ...
stem cell therapy myths & misconceptions

10 Stem Cell Myths & Truths

Scott Brandt, M.D. Stem Cell Therapy

Stem cell therapy can serve as an alternative treatment for many patients with joint pain, ligament and tendon damage, and back injuries. As new information and findings rapidly emerge, both new and old stem cell myths persist. Ongoing stem cell research and clinical experience in regenerative medicine is beginning to clarify many of these misconceptions. With offices in Vail and Denver, Colorado, ThriveMD possesses the unique experience and knowledge to educate our active communities about the power of stem cell therapy in helping one's body heal itself. Proven stem cell research studies, combined ...
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Alpha 2 Macroglobulin Injections – A2M: A New Treatment for Arthritis

Scott Brandt, M.D. Knee Replacement Alternative, Other, Stem Cell Therapy

ThriveMD is proud to announce the newest biologic treatment in our regenerative armament for the management of arthritic and degenerative conditions. Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common health problems we face today, with nearly 30 million Americans suffering with this disease. Alpha 2 macroglobulin, or A2M injection therapy, uses proven scientific techniques and natural healing methods to successfully treat osteoarthritis at its source. It is used to prevent cartilage breakdown in patients, promote tissue growth and support the overall restoration of an affected joint. Share this post: Contact our ...
New back pain treatment option

New Back Pain Treatment Option

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

As an interventional pain specialist, I have spent the past 20 years treating spine pain and have always been searching for ways to provide longer-term pain relief for my patients with the most minimally invasive techniques available. ThriveMD, Colorado's premier regenerative medicine clinic, is one of a few locations in the country offering patients this exciting new back pain treatment option. Adult stem cell back injections are worth exploring as a treatment option for back pain sufferers. Share this post:Adult Stem Cell Therapy as a Viable Back Pain Treatment OptionStudies have shown improvements in ...