Jeannie’ Case Study: Stem Cell Therapy Helps Patient with Chronic Low Back Pain
History of Joint Problems:
Jeannie has a history of degenerative disk disease. She has tried many different therapies for 15 years to relieve her pain. She got to the point where life just wasn’t worth living anymore because she could no longer do the many things she liked to do. That was when Katherine, at Regenerative Orthopedic Institute talked to Jeannie about Stem Cell Therapy.
The Stem Cell Procedure Solution:
Dr. Grana treated Jeannie with a procedure called Stem Cell Therapy, a non-surgical alternative for the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions using the patient’s own cells. Using a small needle, stem cells are collected by aspirating the bone marrow from the back of the patient’s pelvis, or by collecting fat cells from the abdomen. Local anesthesia was used for minimal discomfort. The aspirate is then placed in a centrifuge, which spins it at a high speed to separate the stem cells from the rest of the bone marrow aspirate. The concentration of stem cells, called bone marrow aspiration concentrate (BMAC), was then injected close to the injured or diseased tissue using ultrasound or x-ray guidance.
Because Dr. Grana is using the patient’s own cell, there is no possibility of the body rejecting the new tissue formed by the Stem Cell Procedure, making the procedure both very safe and very effective. This treatment allows the body to take advantage of the normal healing pathways at a greatly accelerated rate.
Jeannie came in for a post treatment interview and said, “It was relatively easy. I took a little nap and you all did your thing, took blood, and before I knew it, it was over.”
When asked how she was doing now, Jeannie said, “What a difference, I had to stop playing the sports I enjoyed, and working out in the yard, it was even difficult to wash clothes or cook. And now I am doing all that with absolutely no pain. It is fantastic!”
Katherine asked if she would recommend Stem Cell Therapy to other people with degenerative disk problems. Jeannie replied that she had already told both her brother-in-law, and sister in law, a massage therapist, with clients whom have similar problems.
If you would like to find out more about Stem Cell Therapy in Tampa, FL at the Regenerative Orthopedic Institute, please call the office at (813) 868-1659
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