This article explores leading stem cell centers within the U.S. and worldwide. Read on to learn about this emerging area of medicine. [Read more…]
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 80% of Americans will have at least one episode of lower (or lumbar) back pain in their lifetimes. Discomfort or pain in the cervical and thoracic regions is common as well, with an estimated one-third of Americans living with pain at any given time. For much of human history, back pain treatment consisted of home remedies, massage, cold and heat therapies, and rest – but not much more.
In this article:
- An Introduction to Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain
- How Do Stem Cells Heal the Body?
- How Does Stem Cell Treatment for Low Back Pain Work?
- Does Stem Cell Treatment Work for Back Pain?
- Regenexx’s Back Pain Treatment
- How Far Away Is an Approved Stem Cell Treatment for Back Pain?
Regenexx is a U.S. company specializing in orthopedic applications of stem cells that was founded by Dr. Chris Centeno. Dr. Centeno is an international expert in regenerative medicine and the clinical use of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in orthopedic applications. His Regenexx clinic in Denver, Colorado, incorporates a variety of regenerative approaches, drawing patients from all over the U.S. who are seeking innovative, non-surgical treatments. [Read more…]
Can stem cell therapy be used to treat an ACL tear or torn meniscus? As a long-time rugby player, I have seen my fair share of ACL and meniscus injuries, including experiencing them myself. While these injuries are traditionally treated using invasive orthopedic surgeries, stem cells are now emerging as a therapeutic alternative.
In this article:
- Stem Cells for ACL or Meniscus Tear
- Are Stem Cell Treatments for Knees Safe
- Regenexx Review
- Stem Cell Institute Review
- Can Stem Cell Therapy Regrow Meniscus
- Does Stem Cell Therapy for Knees Work
What is PRP? That is an important question, because it is becoming increasingly popular to consider regenerative approaches to repairing the human body.
How Does PRP Work?
PRP, short for platelet-rich plasma, is a convenient treatment option for many soft tissue injuries, because it only involves a blood draw from the arm. The blood is spun down in a centrifuge, separating out the platlet rich plasma (PRP) portion in which there are concentrated growth factors and cytokines. [Read more…]