Advanced Orthopedic Stem Cell Procedure for Lumbar Disc
Orthopedic Stem Cell Procedure for Degenerated Lumbar Discs offer an exciting alternative for people suffering from degenerated discs, or who may be considering invasive spinal fusion surgery or disc replacement. Now patients can avoid the long periods of downtime and painful rehabilitation that typically follow these invasive surgeries.
How does it Work?
We know that Stem Cells are in all of us and that they act as the repair cells of the body.
We also know that as we age or get injuries, we sometimes can’t get enough of these critical repair cells into the area they are needed in.
Our Orthopedic Stem Cell Procedures solve this problem by placing your own Stem Cells, expanded and activated, into your discs where they are needed.
These Orthopedic Stem Cell procedures begins by taking Stem Cells from your body. This is done under local anesthesia on an out patient basis.
These stem cells are then expanded and activated over a period of time, typically 20-22 days.
They are then injected into the disc in need of repair. This is done with image guidance from fluoroscopy.
Typically these Stem Cells expand to up to 1,000 times more cells than what were initially harvested, and they are now activated and stimulated for the job ahead.
We have seen success in over 90% of patients in 6-12 months.
What makes our procedures different than same day stem cell procedures?
Some Stem Cell Centers (US), use techniques where the cells are processed and injected the same day. These procedures are significantly less likely to result in any long term improvements. In our process your cells are cultured for about two weeks to get more cells and activated to insure long term results.
The requirement is to deliver a much greater numbers of activated stem cells to the injured area than a simple one day process can achieve.
Don’t be fooled by so called super platelets, getting Stem Cells to expand and become the necessary repair cells takes the correct amount of time and activation agents.
It is quite common that these cases have leaking discs. Since we inject 20 Million autologous stem cells into the disc the majority will remain within the disc. From previous experience we have noticed that it’s even good to have some cells “leaking” out of the disc due to the stem cells anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties. This can help the damaged exiting nerve root to recover and this relieve pain as well.