Relieve Back Pain with Drug-Free, Surgery-Free Stem Cell Therapy

Low back pain is one of the most common health complaints in the United States. Perhaps you’re already aware of how debilitating the problem can be. You may find it difficult or impossible to perform your normal, daily activities or to take part in things you enjoy.

The widespread nature of back pain has contributed to the current opioid epidemic. Aside from the very real dangers of addiction, you may want to avoid pain drugs for other reasons, such as undesirable side effects, cost, or potential interactions with other medications you take.

A new therapy

Stem cell therapy is cutting-edge science, and the results have been quite encouraging. Stem cells have the unique potential to turn into other cell types, and they can divide themselves as needed. They are sometimes referred to as your body’s repair kit.

Because of those two properties, stem cells are of great interest in the area of regenerative medicine. Imagine, for example, that your back pain is due to damaged tissue, such as a torn or degenerated disc. Stem cells may hold the potential to repair those tissues.

Different types of stem cells

When used as a therapy, stem cells can be harvested from a variety of sources. At Chicago Chiropractic Center, we use stem cells harvested from amniotic fluid, the protective liquid that surrounds a baby in the uterus.

Amniotic fluid can be collected safely during full-term cesarean section (C-section) deliveries. The stem cells found in amniotic fluid have powerful therapeutic properties. They’ve been used in numerous medical applications, and have the potential to repair tissue.

The use of amniotic stem cells is a new therapy. Stem cells harvested from other parts of the body have been used to treat cardiovascular disease, soft tissue injuries, and several diseases that affect the immune system. Amniotic stem cells appear to have even more healing potential than adult stem cells.

What happens during stem cell therapy?

When you have stem cell therapy, the amniotic stem cells are injected into the site where you need them. For example, if your pain comes from worn cartilage between your vertebrae, that’s where the stem cells will be injected.

The process is similar to cortisone injections, but with an important distinction. Stem cells have the potential to actually regenerate tissue. In other words, stem cells may be able heal the damage that is causing your pain. It appears to be a particularly useful treatment for degenerative disc disease.

There’s still much work to do before stem cell therapy’s effectiveness is proven. However, there’s a great deal of anecdotal evidence. Individuals who’ve had stem cell therapy have seen some amazing results.

If you’d like to learn more about stem cell therapy and find out if you’re a candidate, book your appointment at Chicago Chiropractic Center by phone or online today. We’ll be happy to talk to you about your specific circumstances and to suggest a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.

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