Stem cells that are used for cell therapy are specialized cells that can naturally develop into many different cell types throughout our body. The discs in between our vertebrae are constantly undergoing repair, most of which are primarily organized by stem cells.
Sadly, our discs do not have enough stem cells to combat the degenerative disc disease process when discs start to break down over time. The pain and inflammation from this process is the most common cause of back pain. Although there are many different types of stem cells, the type that has been found to be best for treating orthopedic (neck and spine) injuries is mesenchymal stem cells (MSC).
Regenerative medicine procedures, like those offered by Dr. Rudin, aim to introduce a patient’s own cells back into their discs in an effort to slow or improve this degenerative process.
Disclaimer: Bone marrow cell therapy is a promising approach for a number of orthopedic conditions, but it’s not for everyone. Patients with a history of lymphoma or leukemia, certain blood diseases, and multiple medical issues are often not candidates. During your initial consultation, our medical team will review your medical history and injuries with you to help you determine if you’re an ideal candidate.