With a conservative approach to spine issues, Dr. Mathur prefers to use nonsurgical treatments whenever possible. In many cases, stem cell therapy can provide long-term relief from back or neck pain without surgery.
Spinal discs help support the vertebrae and act as shock absorbers. However, time and injury often degrade the discs, causing back or neck pain. This degenerative disc disease usually doesn’t respond to surgery, forcing many patients to live with pain symptoms. Of these patients, 80-90% find success with stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy, or Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) therapy, works using the unique healing properties of adult stem cells. These stem cells are harvested naturally and comfortably from the bone marrow in your pelvis. This method yields a much larger concentration of viable cells compared to obtaining stem cells from fat.
Once harvested, the stem cells will be injected into the damaged disc. Although most clinics require multiple injections, Dr. Mathur’s expertise in orthopedic spine care lets him treat all patients with just one injection.
Stem cell therapy is effective in treatment of many spine issues, including:
One of the benefits of stem cell therapy is that it is nonsurgical. Once treatment is complete, the patient will be able to return home with minimal downtime. Dr. Mathur will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process.
Want to find out if stem cell therapy can help you? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Mathur at Cary Orthopaedics or contact our spine surgery team at (919) 297-0000. We have several offices serving Raleigh, Durham, Cary, and the rest of North Carolina’s Triangle region.
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