UPDATED January 13,2017 Degeneration of the inter-vertebral disc, is known as DDD or degenerative disc disease of the spine. DDD is a medical condition that is often painful and may significantly impact the quality of a patients life. Disc degeneration is really a normal part of the aging process and for many senior individuals DDD isn’t really an issue. For others however, a degenerated disc may cause serious pain and chronic discomfort in the knee joints, back, hip joint, shoulder joint and neck areas.
Causes and Effects of DDD
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With symptomatic degenerative disc failure, chronic lower back pain radiates towards the hips, or oftentimes there is discomfort within the buttocks or thighs while walking, other symptoms such as sporadic tingling or weakness in the knees might also be evident. Physical pain or discomfort might also be felt or while,bending, sitting, lifting, and twisting.
Chronic neck pain may also be brought on in the upper spine. Patients often report discomfort or pain radiating towards the arms, hands, and shoulders. The discomfort the patients feel in the neck may interrupt normal blood flow going to the brain which then consequently affects the memory and other cognitive skills. This interruption in the blood flow might also trigger headaches and vertigo.
Chronic Degenerative Disk Disease
Most people have spinal disks that in risk of having DDD due to their nerve endings that are deeply penetrated in the annulus fibrosus (outer layer of the disc).Inflammation after an injury may also lead to DDD. Some doctors feel that the treatment for degenerative disc disease should focus on relieving a patient from distress and pain though de-nervation of the secondary scar tissue.
Lumbar Degeneration Surgical Alternative
When the discomfort and pain from degenerative disc disease is serious, conventional operative treatments are often ineffective. For these inoperative conditions, adult autologous stem cells can offer an innovative non-surgical therapeutic method to reverse bulging disc degeneration and address the chronic low back pain at its root. Chronic lower back pain due to degenerative disc illness impacts an estimated 17 million individuals worldwide. While short-term solutions can be achieved by the use of analgesics,steroids,having enough rest and frequent physiotherapy, there are still many people diagnosed with DDD whose conditions rapidly become worse despite the traditional treatments that were recommended by the doctors.
MSc Cells for Herniated,Bulging or Desiccated Lumbar Discs
If you are in this type of situation, you are often left with no other alternative but back surgery. The risky surgical method often involves a spinal fusion or sometimes complete replacement of the degenerated disc with an artificial disc. Stem Cell treatment for degenerative disk disease in the best and only alternative to having risky back surgery.
Alternative to Fusion and Back Surgery
The ONLY proven effective alternative to back surgery is disk regeneration using enhanced stem cells. The Regeneration center of Thailand offers the most advanced treatment for Chronic Degenerative Disc Disease. Our stem cell injections for back pain is much safer than invasive surgical procedure and seeks to treat the actual cause of the disease and reverse the condition through a targeted multi-step treatment to regenerate the damaged discs to their normal, healthy state.(23951558)
Our mesenchymal stem cell therapies seek to reverses the degenerative state of the disks and tissue. We offer Autologous and Allogeneic stem cell therapies using CD34+ stem cells is very safe and effective for those with DDD. Our stem cell clinic treatment first seeks to use the patient’s own autologous stem cells that are extracted via the patients peripheral blood,adipose tissue or bone marrow.(19584814) Patients with severe degeneration or multiple ailments may require a combination autologous and/or Allogeneic transplants that require HLA matched donated stem cells from Umbilical Cord Blood or Placenta derived stem cells.Patients undergoing stem cell Stem Cell Treatment for DDD can expect little or no-side effects with the safe extraction methods and delivery systems. Improvements are noticed pretty quickly after the first treatment starting with a reduction in pain while the body starts going through its natural regeneration cycle (22593830).
Combination Treatment for DDD using Cell Transplants
If you currently experiencing slight to moderate discomfort or pain from a bulging disc or Herniated disc with lupus and you may be an ideal candidate for our innovative treatment using the proven safe and effective adult stem cell therapy for DDD.
TREATMENT PRECAUTIONPlease note Stem Cell Therapies for Spinal and Orthopedic Conditions are not Appropriate for all injuries. Patients with severe scarring, multiple injuries and/or underlying conditions that create travel restrictions will not qualify for the 2-3 week treatment protocol we offer. Please contact us for eligibility requirements
Effective DDD Treatment Protocol
Total Number of Cell Infusions for DDD: 2-6 injections of Hematopoietic Mesenchymal Stem cells per Treatment stage. Severe cases with multiple comorbidities may require several stages for sustained recovery.
Types of Stem Cells and Delivery Methods: Enriched Mesenchymal cells that are derived from Matched Allogeneic derived stem cells or Autologous cells (Peripheral Blood, Adipose Tissue) depending on the severity of the underlying degeneration as needed. Our cell enriched treatments do not require any invasive surgeries and the delivery of the cells are made via a Guided CT Scanner (when necessary) or more commonly through an Intravenous Drip,Direct injection or Intrathecal Injections.
Post-Treatment Physical Rehabilitation: Physical Rehabilitation after your treatment for DDD is optional depending on your travel restrictions. Complete physical rehab is available for 2-4 hours per day and up to 5 days per week. In addition, Medical visas and extended stay accommodations for the patient + family/friends can also be provided upon request.
Treating Degenerative Disc Disease with Stem Cells
Treatment of Degenerative Disc Disease with stem cells will require a minimum of 14-21 nights in Bangkok, Thailand. Due to the varying degrees of spinal disc damage experienced by each person, our orthopedic stem cell team will need to qualify all potential candidates before a detailed treatment protocol can be provided. Upon approval, the detailed treatment plan will be provided that will includes the specifics such as day by day treatment calendar with all appointments, the exact total number nights required along with the total medical related costs (excluding accommodations or flights). To begin the treatment qualification process for our multi-stage DDD treatment in Bangkok please prepare your recent medical records such as (MRI or CT Scans) and contact us today.