Back pain is the number one search on Google for all Orthopedic conditions. If you have back pain, the good news is you have lived long enough to see regenerative medicine come from the lab to the clinic. Now, there are a variety of cell based therapies available to non-surgically relieve YOUR back pain. These include Platelet Rich Plasma ( PRP ) , adipose ( fat ) stem cells, and blood stem cells. All these cells come from YOU and are used to heal your back issues. The are all safe and clinically proven to work on a variety of conditions. Sometimes surgery is necessary and cannot be avoided. However, you can use adult stem cells and PRP to accelerate the healing and lessen the scarring associated with your back issue.
HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE FOR LOWER BACK PAIN USING PLATELET RICH PLASMA?
WHAT TYPE OF IMPROVEMENT CAN I EXPECT FROM PRP TREATMENTS FOR LOWER BACK PAIN?
Back pain may arise from and may be caused by any number of skeletomuscular issues. Spinal muscles, discs, bones and its nerves in the lumbar spine may result in aches and pains. Injury to the legs and its complex network of connective tissues, muscles and tendons may also catalyze sharp or dull persisting back pains.
The upper and middle back area often fall victim to these potential causes of back pains. Pain in the back or lumber spine may range from acute to serious concerns for which the neurological conditions may be a concern.
Trials and peer-reviewed evidence has shown that adult stem cells retain the capacity for differentiation into bone, cartilage, and soft tissue in-vitro and to encourage regeneration of tissue in-vivo.
Inflammation caused by mechanical back pains or inflammatory back pains may occur where soft tissue, such as ligaments and tendons attaches to bone. Determine the type of back pain prior to any treatment as unresolved back pains may contribute to other orthopedic concerns.
Mechanical Back Pain is back pain resulting in great stress on the network of connective tissue, soft tissues or muscles of the vertebrae. Poor posture, bad seating and poor lifting techniques are the main causes of mechanical back pain.
Inflammatory Back Pain is not as prevalent as mechanical back pains. This pain may be caused by autoimmune diseases such as psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis and spondylitis.
BSC offers various orthopedic regenerative therapies that use the body’s natural inflammatory process to reduce inflammation and pain. We have been helping patients for over 10 years find non-surgical options that are safe and clinically proven to be effective for many conditions. Sometimes surgery is a necessary option, but regenerative therapies can also be used in conjunction to accelerate healing and lessen scaring.
Platelets in the blood are an integral part of forming clots, which stop bleeding. They contain bio-chemicals called growth factors, which have been shown to cause cells to multiply and form new tissue. PRP contains a much higher concentration of platelets than normal blood that is being injected into the injured area that accelerates and enhances healing.
Fat stem cells come from the patients own abdominal region where there are about 1-2 million stem cells and regenerative cells in 1 cc of pure fat.
A small amount of blood and abdominal fat is removed; stem cells are isolated, combined with PAPRP, activated and injected into the site of injury (6-8 weeks for initial improvements ).
After stem cells are isolated from fat and injected into orthopedic sites, cytokines and biochemical signals are secreted for months.
Tissue specific cells in cartilage will respond to these signals and multiply or regenerate. Medical imaging shows stem cells “home in” on areas of injured or damaged tissue and activated stem cells secrete growth factors and signal resident ( in the tissue ) stem cells to repair or regenerate new tissue. The numbers of stem cells are not as important as the activation or secretions that coming off the patients own stem
A sprain or strain in the back is caused by any sort of damage to ligaments, muscles or soft tissue of the back. Muscles sprains are the most common complaint. Back pains of any sort do not allow for an active lifestyle, as it causes lifting and bending quite difficult. Twisting, improper lifting or overstressing the back are several reasons why back pain is a common complaint. Whether acute or severe, back pain will persist if not addressed properly.
As with most orthopedic injuries, symptoms become worse as the condition progresses. Common treatments include: compression, ice packs, acupuncture, pain medication or surgery.
However, regenerative orthopedic medicine repairs the network of soft and connective tissues which offer long-term solutions for back pains of all sorts. BSC options of cell-based therapies have offered relief to many who suffered from continued sprains and strains in the back.
Many patients have opted for adult adipose stem cells, photo-activated PAPRP or blood stem cells to avoid questionable surgeries and reduce their pain.
Between the vertebrae are gel-filled disks that act as shock absorbers that help with movement of the spine. When a disk bulges, it pushes backwards into the spinal canal where it usually bulges toward the left or the right side.
Bulging may cause severe pain in your neck, shoulders, chest or arms with possible numbness in the arms or fingers.
A bulging disc is usually considered a normal part of aging. Some discs most likely begin to bulge as a part of both the aging process and the degeneration process of the intervertebral disc.
A bulging disc only becomes serious when it bulges enough to cause narrowing of your spinal canal. If there are bone spurs present on the facet joints behind the bulging disc, the combination may cause narrowing of your spinal canal in that area. If not addressed the bulge may persist to a herniated disk.
Opting for adult stem cell, photo-activated PAPRP or blood stem cell therapies may prevent and help avoid surgery and reduce undesirable back pains.
A herniated disk refers to a bulging effect of one or more of the disks between the vertebrae of the spine. If a herniated disc isn’t pressing on a nerve, you may have a backache or no pain at all. A herniated disc in the lumbar spine that puts pressure on spinal nerve roots, this will trigger pain in the lower back or legs.
A herniated disc that presses on nerve roots, causes pain, numbness and weakness down the buttocks and down the legs is call Sciatica. Sciatica is the most common symptom of a herniated disc in the low back.
Although a herniated disc may occur in any part of the spine, it usually occurs in the lumbar spine (lower back).
Most hernias are age-related; however some can be mechanically induced. Improper techniques when lifting heavy objects often stress the back muscles, thighs and legs tend to result in herniated disks.
Severe cases that present extreme pain, BSC provides cell-based solutions that offer relief. Stem cells signal regeneration of damaged bone, soft and connective tissues. Many have used this to their advantage by opting for regenerative orthopedic techniques to regenerate the degenerating disks and bone associated with herniated disks.
As much as degenerative disk disease is misunderstood, it is also one most complained about back pains. Degenerative disc disease describes the symptoms of pain, weakness or numbness stemming from an unhealthy disc in the spine.
This degeneration is often a natural part of aging. Not all people will develop symptoms as degenerative disc disease is quite variable in nature and severity. If not addressed properly at some point a specialist may recommend surgery.
Mesenchymal stem cells from adipose derived tissue shows much promise as a regenerative treatment for degenerative disk disease. Adult stem cells have been shown to signal resident stem cells differentiation into new bone, cartilage, and soft tissue in-vitro and to encourage regeneration of these tissues types in-vivo.
This disorder usually involves the narrowing of one or more areas of the spine. The narrowing may involve a small or large area of the spine which adds pressure on the lower part of the spinal cord or on nerve roots.
Spinal stenosis may give rise to pain or numbness in the legs if left untreated which may spread to the neck and produce similar symptoms in the shoulders or the legs. It is most commonly caused by wear-and-tear changes in the spine related to osteoarthritis.
The most common surgery is called decompressive laminectomy: removal of the lamina (roof) of one or more vertebrae to create more space for the nerves.
BSC provides premium cell technologies to AVOID painful surgeries and with long-term healing. Our medical team uses adipose stem cell, PAPRP and PBSC therapies to treat degenerative conditions, including pain associated with spinal stenosis. Cells can be locally injected into the site of the joint or near the disc safely and effectively in an outpatient facility, without resorting to surgery.
Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which a defect in a part of the spine causes vertebra to slip to one side of the body. A stress fracture in one of the bones (vertebrae) that make up the spinal column is called spondylolysis. It usually affects the fifth lumbar vertebra in the lower back and sometimes the fourth lumbar vertebra.
If the stress fracture weakens the bone so much that it is unable to maintain its proper position, the vertebra can start to shift out of place. This condition is called spondylolisthesis. If too much slippage occurs, the bones may begin to press on nerves and specialists may insist on surgery to correct the condition.
Heredity may be one cause of spondylolysis, where some may be born with thin vertebral bones Sports that put a great deal of stress on the bones in the lower back may also contribute to the onset. Adult stem cells may be locally injected into the joint or near the disc safely and effectively and may dismiss the need for surgery.
2009 – I had been taking pain pills several times a day due to my knees swelling and having trouble walking, particularly on steps. My Orthopedic Surgeon had advised me in 2009 that since treating with steroids hadn’t worked to relieve my pain; he recommended I consider a double knee replacement.
2010 – At my son’s suggestion, I had my X-rays forwarded to Dr. Joe Purita, Regenerative Medicine in Boca Raton, FL on July 20, 2010. He suggested I have the Adistem procedure done in August 2010 using liposuction to remove some abdominal fat and inject Adipose stem cells into the knee joint. Dr. Joe treated my left knee in August, 2010. He dissolved the fat to leave my own stem cell pellet and activated them by passing the cells through an Adistem light frequency method. After injections of anesthetic into my knee joint, my stem cells were injected into my left knee. There was some swelling and pain afterwards in my knee but after a week, I was able to return to work without difficulty. I stopped taking pain pills regularly and have not had a problem with my left knee but for some occasional discomfort, especially when walking up or down a lot of stairs.
2016 –Second treatment – December 2015- Thailand – By mid-February 2016, I surprised myself by walking upstairs without pain. I had increased my range of motion with my right leg, so that I was again able to lift my right knee over the tub to get in. My right and left thumbs no longer hurt to the touch, except for a small spot at the very bottom of my left thumb joint and that only registered a pain level of 1. Most of my joint discomfort is gone with only a 1 or 2 pain level sometimes. This is managed with over the counter pain relief, such as aspirin or ibuprofen occasionally.
My quality of life has been favorably impacted by the ability to walk again comfortably. My pain has been greatly relieved by the stem cell and PRP therapy, and all this with no invasive surgery, dangerous drugs or harmful side effects. Thank you to all who cared and helped to make this amazing remedy possible.