Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Pain
From first consult to recovery, the Spine Institute Northwest offers a wide variety of innovative approaches to minimally invasive spine procedures that help patients recover faster, more completely, and with less pain.
Stem Cell Therapy is one of several regenerative medicine approaches to recovery and pain management after spine surgery. Stem cell therapy can be effective in three ways; in re-growing cartilage, in accelerating healing of incisions,
and in reducing recovery discomfort.
“These stems cells are what we call ‘pluripotent,” explained Dr. Solomon Kamson, founder of The Spine Institute Northwest, “which means they have the ability to transform themselves into a variety of cell types – skin cells that aid in healing incisions, cells to help regenerate cartilage, and cells to help build tendon mass.” Dr. Kamson recently was a featured guest panelist at the World Stem Cell Summit – held in December 2016 in Palm Beach, Florida – for his expertise in regenerative medicine.
Typically, bone marrow is taken from a patient’s hip and circulated in a machine that separates the marrow into white cells, platelets and pluripotent stem cells, which carry about 200 different growth-promoting proteins that carry the natural abilities to repair damaged tissue.
The stem cell combination is then delivered to the injured tissues where the stem cells morph into the more specialized cells needed to promote regeneration.
This type of approach also carries two distinct advantages; the risks of infection and immune response rejection are greatly lessened, and the process does not use fetal stem cells, which carry some ethical, political and regulatory issues.
For more information on Stem Cell Therapy at The Spine Institute Northwest, visit our website at https://www.spineinstitutenorthwest.com/ or call us today at (206) 496-0630.