Our Stem Cell Therapy Gilbert, AZ clinic treats Herniated Discs by Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician and pain expert Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD. The spine has discs between each segmental level starting in the neck and running through the low back. These discs essentially provide a cushion between the vertebrae of the spine allowing for various ranges of motion and activity in the body. They also provide protection to the spinal nerves and can absorb force applied to the spine. A herniated disc is when the disc has moved from its position between the two vertebra at its spinal level. Sometimes this is referred to as a slipped disc or ruptured disc and usually results in the disc moving slightly posteriorly. This creates a problem because the spinal nerves are exiting the spinal column directly posterior to their corresponding disc. When the disc herniates it often puts pressure on the nerve and can cause inflammation and pain.
Symptoms of a Herniated Disc
- Nerve Pain (numbness / tingling)
- Radiating Pain
- Muscle Weakness
- Pain on specific movements
This condition can be caused by a few different factors but is generally considered an age-related degeneration of the disc. Basically, wear and tear from years of use combined with dehydration of the disc itself. The disc can also herniate through a forceful injury to the back that is more commonly seen in football players and auto accidents. This condition can be diagnosed in-office through a detailed case history combined with physical examination and orthopedic testing. For more information regarding severity, X-Ray imaging and a MRI should be ordered. The MRI provides the most detailed account of the disc’s condition and the extent of the herniation. It also provides details of the surrounding tissue structures that may be contributing to the herniation and pain.
Conventional treatment options include:
- NSAIDS (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)
- Ibuprofen, Naproxen
- Opioid pain medications
- Percocet, Codeine
- Muscle Relaxers
- Flexeril, Soma
- Steroid Injections
- Physical Therapy
Stem Cell Therapy Gilbert, AZ: Herniated Disc
As a Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician specializing in Regenerative Medicine, I take a different approach to disc herniation. Disc herniation and disc degeneration are often contributed to “wear and tear,” but what does that really mean? Basically, the disc is under extra force and is experiencing too much mobility and movement that eventually leads to damage and degradation. To stop this from happening, we must then limit the movement the disc is being exposed to. We do this through Stem Cell injections into the ligaments that surround the disc and the spine. The ligaments treated are the iliolumbar, sacroiliac, supraspinous, and the intertransverse ligaments. When ligament laxity is addressed and treated with Stem Cell Therapy, the strength of the surrounding structures around the disc are returned. This prevents the disc from extra mobility and stops it from herniating posteriorly.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy Gilbert, AZ
- Pain Relief
- Safe and Effective
- Regeneration of Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, and Connective Tissue
- Utilization of your Natural Growth Factors and Cells
- Quick Recovery Time
This type of Regenerative Naturopathic Medicine produces clinical outcomes that have repeatedly been shown to be superior to steroid injections and often prevent the need for surgery. Patients begin seeing improvement immediately with the best results observed 1 month post injection. After 1 Stem Cell treatment has been completed, patients experience over an 90% reduction in pain and return to complete functionality at our Gilbert, AZ location. These outcomes provide attractive alternatives to conventional care with minimal expense and downtime. Patients often return to normal living activities and begin to re-engage in hobbies and exercises that they enjoy with their friends and families.
For more information about Stem Cell Therapy Gilbert,Chandler, Mesa, AZ, Regenerative Injection Treatments, Platelet Rich Plasma, Naturopathic pain management, Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD, or our clinic, please contact us at: 480-648-1534 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.