Traditional medical approaches to back pain and herniated discs include exercise, physical therapy, pain and anti-inflammatory medications, and therapeutic injections such as PRP therapy. For severe back pain, some doctors even prescribe invasive surgeries such as spinal fusion. These surgeries require general anesthesia, rehabilitation, and often potentially addictive pain medication in the recovery process. And yet despite the intensity of this approach, the pain may continue and function may remain limited.
Is there a way to alleviate severe back pain that doesn’t require invasive surgery? Adult stem cell therapy may provide an answer.
Stem Cell Treatments as Alternative Therapy
Stem cell injections for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain. The therapy is in its early discovery stages and results vary according to the individual, but much has been learned. At our clinics in Cincinnati and New York City, we’ve used stem cell treatments to effectively relieve lower back pain in countless patients.
Using stem cell injections to treat degenerative disc disease is a minimally-invasive, out-patient procedure.
The Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy for Pain & Movement
Stem cell injections can have a number of healing benefits when it comes to treating pain, including:
- Improved pain-relief
- Decreased inflammation
- Increased functionality
- Improved range of motion in affected area
- Fast recovery
- Minimally invasive long term treatment solution
- Natural alternative to surgical intervention
- How Fast Do Stem Cell Injections Help Lower Back Pain?
Results vary according to the individual — some may not experience much effect at all. Stem cell injections work by healing and strengthening damaged tissue, using the natural building blocks of stem cells to heal, rebuild, and strengthen core tissue. Pain relief does not happen right away, but many of our patients experience some degree of relief 4 to 5 weeks after the initial stem cell injections. Improvement will continue for approximately 4 months.