Out of the 8.2% of Americans with chronic severe back pain, 74.8% of them struggle with mobility, self-care, work participation, or social participation. These statistics illustrate the far-reaching impact that chronic back pain can have on your life, especially if it becomes severe.
Unfortunately, spinal surgery is invasive, requires a lengthy recovery period, and involves significant risks. So, it’s no wonder why patients are looking to less invasive regenerative treatment options, like stem cell therapy, to overcome back pain conditions.
Some of the back pain conditions that can be effectively treated with stem cell therapy include:
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is a term used to describe the symptoms of pain from spinal disc degeneration. With age, the discs that cushion the vertebrae of the spine become thinner, drier, weaker, and more prone to damage. This can lead to chronic back pain, muscle spasms, radiating pain, and spinal instability.
Stem cell therapy promotes the regeneration of worn-out spinal discs, helping your body repair these tissues for back pain relief.
When a spinal disc is herniated, it means that the soft disc interior has been pushed out through a break in the disc exterior. The herniated disc may press on nearby nerves, leading to back pain and neurological symptoms.
Stem cell therapy is a non-surgical treatment option for disc herniation that harnesses the body’s natural healing process to repair damaged tissue.
Pinched Spinal Nerve
If a spinal nerve becomes pinched or compressed, it can cause pain that radiates to multiple areas of the body. Stem cell therapy can help with this common spinal condition by alleviating inflammation in the affected area and promoting the regeneration of the damaged nerve tissue.
To learn more about the benefits of stem cell therapy for back pain conditions, schedule an appointment at the Regenerative Orthopedic Institute today.