Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is the latest and greatest in regenerative medicine and can be an effective back pain treatment. Adults have stem cells within certain areas of their bodies. These cells are undifferentiated (not specialized). When taken and placed into the right environment, they can specialize and become any cell within the body. The role of stem cells is to be available when the body needs to regenerate structures. However, they are found in very low concentrations.
By harvesting the cells and concentrating them, the treatment dramatically increases the number of stem cells delivered to the site of injury. The goal of injecting stem cells is to have them specialize into the specific cells, heal damaged cells and thus repair the injured structure. This can provide pain management and restoration to certain areas of the body.