Regenerative Medicine for Back Injuries
Most everyone has dealt with back injuries at one time or another. Symptoms, which range from a dull, constant ache to sharp pain with specific movements, usually clear up over time. For many, unfortunately, back injuries become chronic, and they can make life miserable. The usual treatments for chronic back injuries, whether they’re caused by acute or repetitive injuries or degenerative changes in the spine, include anti-inflammatories, physical therapy, and, in some cases, surgery. The Newport Beach Stem Cell Treatment Center, however, takes a regenerative medicine approach to back injuries.
Stem Cell Research and Back Injuries
Our approach to chronic back injuries employs the anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties of adult stem cells. We offer an outpatient procedure that involves isolating the patient’s own stem cells from fat harvested during a liposuction procedure under local anesthesia. These cells are then concentrated and deployed back into the patient’s body by injection into problematic areas and by intravenous infusion. The entire regenerative medicine procedure, from start to finish, takes about three hours.
The potential of this approach is garnering interest among scientists and patients alike, as discussed in Science News: “Stem Cell Therapy: A Future Treatment for Lower Back Pain?”
Michael Elam, MD along with The Newport Beach Stem Cell Center offers a regenerative medicine protocol for Back Injuries. We are also involved in stem cell research and the advancement of regenerative medicine. We are part of the only Investigational Review Board (IRB)-based stem cell treatment network in the United States that utilizes fat-transfer surgical technology. We have an array of ongoing IRB-approved protocols, and we provide care for patients with a wide variety of disorders that may be treated with adult stem cell-based regenerative medicine. Not all back injuries respond well to stem cell therapy, and each patient must be assessed individually to determine the potential for optimal results from regenerative medicine.
To learn more about Regenerative Medicine for Back Injuries, contact us at 949-721-1113 or complete our confidential candidate application below.