Have you been experiencing neck or low back pain? Is this pain accompanied by numbness or weakness that radiates from your back, through your thighs and into your legs? Or, perhaps these radiating sensations are felt in your shoulders and arms? If this scenario sounds familiar, it’s possible that you might have degenerative disc disease.
What is Degenerative Disc Disease?
Degenerative disc disease occurs when the spinal discs in your back begin to thin and wear out. The label “degenerative disc disease” is actually a misnomer. What’s really occurring in your spine isn’t actually a “disease” at all. The degeneration of the spinal discs is often a result of aging and daily back and neck stress.
The purpose of these spinal discs is to cushion the vertebrae and aid in our daily movement and activity. However, this becomes difficult when the disc wall breaks down and develops small cracks or tears. The damage then causes the disc to loose nutrients, oxygen and fluid, resulting in a stiff disc.
Ultimately, this disc (which may be classified as a “bulging” or “herniated” disc) is unable to absorb the shock and stress of our movements, which affects the surround nerves and causes pain. Although it is not impossible, degenerative disc disease typically isn’t located in the middle of the back, as this section of the spinal column isn’t subject to the kinds of stresses that the cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower) spine are.
How do I know if I have Degenerative Disc Disease?
If you recognize all the symptoms above and are over the age of 50, there is a good chance you have degenerative disc disease. But that doesn’t exempt all the other patients who might not be over 50 or display the exact same symptoms.
Whenever a patient walks through our doors complaining of back pain, we always perform a thorough physical examination and take a detailed medical history. Our job is to get to know the patient, inquire about their daily chores and activities (like their active routine or the sports they participate in), and find out if their back has been under any strenuous work. We check the patient’s reflexes and the range of motion of their arms and legs. We also note any tender areas and rule out fractures, tumors or infections that can be contributing or causing the pain.
It’s our job to get to the root of the problem and diagnose any other issues along the way. Being seen by a medical professional with the proper training and equipment is the only way to be certain of degenerative disc disease. Failing to seek professional help may worsen the situation, as not all back pain should be treated the same.
What Can Be Done About Degenerative Disc Disease?
There are more traditional methods for treating back pain for temporary relief, but, we offer our patients stem cell injection procedures for long-lasting results.* With stem cell treatment, we can get right to the route of the problem and begin the healing and regeneration of damaged or injured tissue, bone, cartilage, ligaments and tendons.* By repairing the body, we can restore function to the back and reduce pain – not to mention the benefits of avoiding possible surgeries and extended periods of physical rehabilitation.*
What to Look for in a Stem Cell Medical Clinic
When searching for a qualified stem cell therapy center it’s important to remember that not all of them are created equal. Stem cells, when used properly, are your body’s most powerful means for healing that can repair everything from ligaments, tendons, and cartilage to organs including your liver, pancreas and lungs and even neurological tissue like your brain, nerves and spinal cord.
Unfortunately, the majority of so-called “regenerative medicine clinics” in the world aren’t trained in the latest, most technologically advanced procedures and will, therefore, provide poor results if any.
The good news is the National Stem Cell Institute (NSI) has established the most advanced stem cell and platelet rich plasma procedures on the planet which has drawn patients from all over the world as well as professional athletes and celebrities because they are recognized as the best in the world at stem cell therapy.
What makes NSI Stem Cell the top stem cell clinic in the world is demonstrated in 5 key areas:
1. Highly trained and experienced, board-certified doctors and team members who have performed stem cell procedures on thousands of patients with incredible results.
2. Cutting edge procedures utilizing all that regenerative medicine has to offer for many chronic degenerative conditions.
3. Leading scientific researchers who follow the advanced guidelines to maximize the healing potential of your stem cells and to maintain compliance and ethics
4. Use of only the most potent and viable resource of living, viable stem cells and harvested on the same day. No vial that you can purchase will contain living stem cells. If there is no harvest then there are no stem cells.
5. Post-operative guidance for supporting stem-cell growth including rehabilitation, diet and supplement protocols. NSI is a full-service healthcare center focused on patient outcomes. Stem cell therapy is only one tool used to help improve patients’ lives.
Patients have raved about their experience at NSI Stem Cell Clinics testifying that it was their unique cutting-edge procedures that helped them experience a breakthrough when nothing else worked.
If you want to learn more about NSI Stem Cell Clinics, you can set up a complimentary consultation today to see if you are a candidate. You can contact the National Stem Cell Institute at (877) 278-3623.