Stem Cell Treatment in North Texas

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About Stem Cell Treatment

Stem cells are self-renewing particles found within many tissues in the body, which work as a repair system following an injury. However, stem cells are not always plentiful enough to repair the body, especially following a traumatic injury. For this reason, board-certified spine surgeon Dr. Kendall Carll of Spine Care of North Texas sometimes recommends stem cell therapy as a treatment for patients experience back pain. Stem cell therapy can be used to increase the presence of these healing cells around your muscles, tendons, and joints following an injury. This procedure is an effective treatment for back pain that can help Dr. Carll restore your mobility without the need for surgery. Call Spine Care of North Texas at our Plano, Addison, or Frisco, TX locations for more information.

Ideal Candidates

Not everyone with back pain is a candidate for stem cell therapy. However, the procedure can offer hope for healing and a reduction of pain without surgical interventions. Dr. Carll will take your medical history, current pain levels, and attempted treatments into consideration to help determine if you are a candidate for stem cell therapy. Stem cell injections are most commonly used for the treatment of the following back conditions:

  • Discogenic back pain
  • Spinal facet pain
  • Chronic radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • Sacroiliac joint pain

Procedure Technique

Stem cell therapy is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Before the stem cells are injected, we will obtain your stem cells by harvesting tissue from your hip bone or fat cells. The sample will then be placed in a centrifuge machine and spun to separate the specific healing tissues needed for the procedure. Next, your back will be cleaned and sterilized and the injured area identified using x-ray technology (fluoroscopy). Finally, your stem cells will be injected into the affected disc, (following a local anesthetic) stimulating healing within your body. In most situations, the entire process will take place in less than an hour.

What to Expect

Immediately following the procedure, you will likely feel groggy and sore. Some patients report an increase in their pain and stiffness in the days after the procedure. This is simply due to the insertion of the needle and will subside within a period of approximately 72 hours. Side effects do not typically occur, but if they do, you should contact Spine Care of North Texas right away.

The full benefit of stem cell therapy is typically realized within three months of the procedure, which can include as many as three injections over the span of a year. Some patients obtain pain relief much sooner.

Long-Term Healing

At Spine Care of North Texas, we believe in using minimally invasive procedure and therapies to help restore your function and return to a higher quality of life. Stem cell therapy can help promote healing and alleviate discomfort for a multitude of spinal conditions, helping you to avoid surgery. Call Spine Care of North Texas at our Plano, Addison, or Frisco, TX locations for more information.

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