Spinal discs and facet joints allow your spine to bend and twist. These flexible shock absorbers can be damaged by injury, disease, or the added stress that can result from a spinal fusion. But stem cell therapy may help. It uses parts of your own blood to help repair spinal damage. It can slow disc and facet joint degeneration. It may help you avoid surgery.
Collecting the Stem Cells
Stem cell therapy takes advantage of the special healing quality of stem cells. These cells can help repair damage to discs and other tissues in the body. Stem cells are found in your bone marrow, adipose, or other specialized cells. Stem cells are recovered post-natally from the umbilical cord, including the umbilical cord blood cells, amnion/placenta, umbilical cord vein, or umbilical cord matrix cells. These stem cells are capable of forming many different cell types (i.e., they are “multipotent” or “pluripotent”). For this procedure, our premium stem cells have been rigorously pre-processed, certified, then, injected into the area to be treated.
The doctor injects this mixture into your damaged spinal disc or spinal facet joint. The injection triggers your body’s natural healing response. The stem cells will multiply and specialize. They will help rebuild tears and restore damaged parts of your spine and facet joints.
After the procedure, you can go home. Your doctor will ask you to come back to the office several times to monitor the healing process.