Regenexx® Stem Cell and Platelet Procedures for Lower Back Pain & Spine Conditions
Regenexx spine treatments offer non-surgical treatment of bulging or herniated disc problems and a host of other spine injuries and conditions in the lower back. This treatment may help patients avoid invasive back surgery or epidural steroid injections and their serious side effects.
Regenexx procedures are minimally invasive treatments, with a very short recovery period. They are frequently used to provide relief from lower back pain, associated leg / buttock pain, or numbness and tingling in the legs or feet. Chicago Arthritis does not currently treat mid-back and cervical conditions.
Back Conditions Commonly Treated with Regenerative Procedures
- Annular Tear
- Arthritis of the Spine
- Bone Spurs
- Bulging Disc
- Canal Stenosis
- Collapsed Disc
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Degenerative Spine
- Disc Extrusion
- Disc Protrusion
- Facet Disease
- Facet Syndrome
- Foraminal Narrowing
- Foraminal Stenosis
- Herniated Disc
- Herniated Nucleus Pulposus (HNP)
- Pinched Nerve
- Radiating Nerve Pain
- Ruptured Disc
- SI Joint Syndrome
- Slipped Disc
- Spinal Narrowing
- Spinal Stenosis
- Torn Disc
- Back Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Disc Pain
- Nerve Pain
- Neurogenic Claudication
Regenexx Spine Treatments can be used to treat degenerative disc disease and other conditions where spinal ligaments and stabilizers have weakened and become lax. To learn more about why this is important view this Regenexx infographic.
PL-Disc vs. Steroid Epidural Outcome DataView PL-Disc vs. Steroid Epidural Outcome Data
This data compares two groups of patients who received epidural steroids vs. PL-Disc and looks at their results at 3 month and 6 month intervals using a Functional Rating Index (FRI), which measures things like pain as well as the ability to walk, sit, lift, bend, etc.
Stem Cell Procedure SafetyView Stem Cell Procedure Safety
Regenexx has published more data on stem cell safety in peer reviewed medical research for orthopedic applications than any other group world-wide. This is a report of 1,591 patients and 1,949 procedures treated with the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure. Based on our analysis of this treatment registry data, the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure is about as safe as any typical injection procedure, which is consistent with what we see every day in the clinic.
Note: Any case reports or patient results presented on this web-site are not indicative of all patient results. Like any medical procedure, all regenerative procedures have a success and failure rate.
Avoid the Serious Side Effects of Epidural Steroid Injections
Every year, millions of people undergo painful and expensive lumbar spine surgeries, or subject themselves to the risk of high dose epidural steroid injections. Frequently, surgery does not help their original pain, and they are left with other painful conditions such as decreased back motion, diminished activity levels, and chronic muscle spasms. Those who choose epidural injections typically experience minimal short term relief, but expose themselves to serious longer term side effects. The Regenexx Platelet Lysate Procedure is an advanced form of the platelet injection procedure that can offer relief from lower back pain and related symptoms.
Platelet Treatments for Pain from Bulging or Herniated Discs
Bulging & Herniated Discs Explained
A bulging disc is also called a disc protrusion or bulge. This means that the outer covering of the disc (annulus) is partially torn or damaged and the inner gel is causing the area to bulge. This can put pressure on a spinal nerve and cause numbness and tingling (sciatica).
A herniated disc is also called a disc extrusion, slipped disc, sequestration, or “HNP” (Herniated Nucleus Pulposis). This means that the outer covering of the disc (annulus) is completely torn or damaged and the inner gel squirts out. This can put pressure on a spinal nerve or cause severe swelling and lead to numbness and tingling (sciatica).
Treating Bulging and Herniated Discs
Regenexx Platelet Lysate can offer relief from lower back or neck pain, buttock and leg pain, or numbness and tingling in the arms, hands, legs or feet. It’s a safe, non-surgical treatment alternative for patients suffering from bulging discs and herniated cervical, thoracic, or lumbar disc related problems.
Most patients with bulging or herniated discs respond well to a platelet lysate injection into the space surrounding the inflamed spinal nerves. Other clinics resort to an injection of stems cells directly into a patient’s disc. While this can sometimes ultimately be necessary, our platelet lysate procedure is less invasive and lower risk. Nobody other than Regenexx offers this type of procedure, which utilizes natural growth factors produced from the patient’s own blood platelets. Regenexx is the only provider with experience in both stem cells and platelet lysate so we are uniquely able to determine the best treatment options to address your source of pain.
Better than Steroid Epidurals
A steroid epidural is an injection that places steroid medication around irritated or inflamed nerves in the spine. While they do help patients avoid surgery, epidurals use very high dose steroids which can reduce the body’s ability to heal and can lead to severe side effects.
Regenexx Platelet Lysate is a minimally invasive alternative to a steroid epidural injection that offers a very limited recovery period. It uses natural growth factors from the patient’s own body, derived from blood platelets, helping patients avoid surgery and the negative side effects of steroids.
Stem Cell & Platelet Treatment for Degenerated Disc Pain
Advanced Treatments for Degenerative Discs
Degenerated disc patients tend to lose disc height which can lead to a wide range of complications.
- Compressed nerves (stenosis)
- Facet joint overload leading to arthritis
- Lax ligaments that result in overall spinal instability
Our treatment protocol focuses on platelet and/or stem cell technologies deployed to treat sloppy disc movement due to lax ligaments and arthritic facet joints.
Each of these critical areas above may benefit from different types of procedures.
Only Regenexx has the experience and the broad spectrum of procedures that allow for effective treatment of all of these conditions. Regenexx procedures provide non-surgical treatment options for patients suffering from the complications associated with degenerative disc disease. By carefully targeting the right procedure to the impacted areas of the spine, patients can avoid spinal fusion surgery or frequent high dose steroid epidural injections and their associated side effects.
Find Out if You Are a Candidate for Regenexx Spine Procedures
If you are experiencing back pain you may be a candidate for this next generation treatment. Please complete the form below to be emailed information on determining your candidacy for this procedure.