Amniotic Stem Cell Therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease
Amniotic stem cell therapy for those who are dealing with degenerative disc disease is a treatment option that is quickly being adopted by many physicians. The main reason for this is because it is more feasible, less painful and provides better results for the patient than most of the conventional options available.
What is degenerative disc disease?
This is a condition that is used to describe some of the symptoms that bring about pain and weakness or at times numbness in the body, as a result of degeneration of one or more of the discs within the spinal network.
When you have such a condition, the destruction of your spinal joints may be rapid and you might even experience other secondary complications on the side. This is normally referred to in so many cases as the natural process of aging. When you are going through this, the spinal discs will begin to dehydrate or shrink. Disc height is lost, and it happens mostly in the neck regions and the lower back. It is also normally referred to as disc disease, or spinal degeneration.
Causes and symptoms of degeneration
There are quite a number of possible causes of degenerative disc disease. It has been reported in the past that some people might experience this as a result of leakages of protein from the disc, as a result causing the discs to dry up and shrink. However, it can also be caused by trauma, natural aging or just through infection.
There are quite a number of symptoms that can indicate degenerative disc disease. Some of these include:
- Sensation of weakness in the legs
- Numbness or tingling sensation on the legs
- Severe pain that lasts for days or months
- Local pain
- Restricted locomotive activity
- Pain in the lower back, thighs or buttocks
To have a proper diagnosis of degenerative disc disease, the practitioner must go through the medical records and conduct a proper physical exam. The doctor will also check for any signs of motion pain, tenderness, weakness or tingling.
An MRI scan can also be used to get a good picture of the structures inside the body in order to help determine which levels are affected. Discography can be performed if there is confusion about whether or not a specific disc is the cause of one’s back pain.
Why amniotic stem cell therapy helps
Through amniotic stem cell therapy, it has been proven that the introduction of stem cells into the body can spur the body into action, and rapidly enhance the regeneration of tissue. The amniotic material contains growth factors, stem cells and hyaluronic acid. When a disc degenerates, it really has poor blood supply and, therefore, minimal nutrients it needs to repair itself.
Therefore, the amniotic material is an excellent treatment for helping the degenerative atmosphere have what it needs to regenerate and heal itself. The Board Certified stem cell doctors in Regenerative Network International offer first rate treatment for degenerative disc disease that is outpatient, nonsurgical and entails minimal downtime and risk.