STEM CELL INJECTIONS

If you’re in the Orlando, FL area and battle back pain and degenerative disk disease, Winter Park Chiropractic and Physical Medicine may be able to provide you with relief. Minimally invasive and relatively fast, stem cell injection is revolutionizing the way physicians can treat back pain. With the ability for back pain sufferers to use their own body’s cells, these injections offer the possibility of long-term relief.

When What Is A Stem Cell Injection?

Before we talk about what the injections are, we need to know what stem cells are. Stem cells are produced by the human body by the billions. These cells are formed without a predetermined function, kind of like a blank slate, so to speak. This allows stem cells the ability to adapt and take over the roles of cells that are damaged in parts of the body. This, in turn, may allow the damaged organ system to regain function.

Generally performed on an outpatient basis, the physician will remove bone marrow tissue from your pelvic bone. This tissue is where the stem cells will be harvested. Using a centrifuge, the stem cells are separated from the other bone marrow tissue. Using ultrasound as guidance, your physician will inject the cells into the injured disks in your back. The entire procedure generally takes around an hour.

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Areas Of Treatment

While therapy treatments and rehab have been the first line of treatment, once disk degeneration begins to occur, surgery is usually the next treatment step. Being an outpatient procedure and minimally invasive, the injections have started to replace surgery as the treatment option once therapy fails.

Variants of the injection can be used to treat a range of issues in the body. Shoulder and hip joint disease, many types of arthritis and tendonitis, rotator cuff damage, degenerative disk, back pain, the list is extensive and growing. The injections have become a valuable tool in putting off more dangerous surgeries. So check with your physician to see if this could be an option for you to avoid surgery.

What Are The Risks

A pre-procedure visit to your physician will allow them to determine the best treatment options for you. This will help eliminate many potential complications; however,
as with any procedures, including non-invasive ones, there is a small risk of injection site bleeding, nerve damage, and site bleeding. However, since the cells being injected are your own, there is no risk of an allergic reaction to the cells themselves. And since the cells are harvested from you as an adult, there are no controversies tied to using embryonic cells. This allows the injections to be an ethical option for pain relief.

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If you are in Orlando, FL, you don’t have to suffer from back pain any longer. A stem cell injection from Winter Park Chiropractic and Physical Medicine could be the end to all of your pain. Once treatment is started, many people begin to feel relief from their pain in 4 to 6 weeks. So please don’t wait, don’t live with the pain, give us a call to set up a consultation, and begin your road to a pain-free life.

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