10 May 2021
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The spinal discs are crucial to the overall health of the spine. Unfortunately, when the spine is repeatedly put under strain, a herniated disc may occur. This spinal injury can cause significant pain and discomfort but may be successfully treated with stem cell therapy.

What Is a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc is an injury impacting the spinal discs. These discs absorb impact to prevent wear and tear on the bones of the spine. They’re found in between each vertebra in the spine and can be thought of as small cushions for the spine.

Each spinal disc consists of a tough exterior called the annulus, and a soft interior called the nucleus. A herniated disc occurs when the nucleus bulges out from a split in the annulus. Herniated discs can occur anywhere along the spine, and the symptoms can vary depending on their location. If a herniated disc affects a close-by nerve, pain, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness in a leg or arm could result. If left untreated, the disc tear causes chronic back pain. 

How Do Stem Cells Work for Herniated Discs?

Stem cell therapy is an effective treatment option for numerous orthopedic conditions, including herniated discs. For people with persistent pain caused by a herniated disc, stem cell treatment may be used as a regenerative alternative to surgery. It works by injecting the patient’s stem cells directly into the herniated disc. The stem cells regenerate the damaged tissue. Over a few months, the damaged tissue caused by the herniated disc will recover for dramatic symptom improvement.

At the Regenerative Orthopedic Institute, Dr. Grana performs the patented Regena Spine procedure available exclusively at our clinic.  Regena Spine treatment consists of combining the patient’s own stem cells and platelets to regenerate spinal discs, joints, and the surrounding tendons and ligaments. This provides life-altering relief from the pain and discomfort caused by herniated discs.