As medical technology reaches new heights, stem cell therapy for neck arthritis and spine disease stand out among the most noteworthy breakthroughs for real pain relief in people with degenerative spines and chronic pain. Patients around this country and some from abroad rely on the Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center (GCSC&RMC) for this groundbreaking therapy.
Neck arthritis and spine disease have two common problems causing neck pain, degenerative disk disease and facet arthropathy (a type of arthritis) of the cervical spine. Not all disk problems are amenable to regenerative therapy and patient selection is very important to optimize outcomes. Many forms of spine pain are actually due to arthritis of the facet joints (small joints where vertebra connect to their adjacent neighboring vertebrae).
Neck Pain and Spine Disease – Gulf Coast Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine Center
Our Cell Surgical Network(CSN) has developed a neck pain and spine disease protocol that attempts to exploit the anti-inflammatory and healing effects of SVF (rich in mesenchymal stem cells and growth factors). The protocol uses an advanced method of target planning using MRI with gadolinium contrast to identify inflamed or degenerated areas along the cervical spine. Once these are located, SVF is deployed by laser guided CAT scan to within 1mm of the targets seen on MRI. This is all done as an outpatient at the time of SVF harvesting and procurement. The entire procedure takes approximately 4 hours. This unique targeting and deployment system is the only one like it in the world for deploying SVF into backs.
In addition, at GCSC&RMC, we have pioneered the incorporation of Extracorporeal Pressure Activation Technology (EPAT) into our protocol of stem cell deployment. This breakthrough modality, first pioneered by STORZ of Germany and Switzerland in 1980 to fragment kidney stones, causes mechanical-chemical transduction, which activates dormant local stem cells and repair processes, producing various active substances. These include substance P that alleviates pain and other complex molecules that activate the healing cascade and attracts more of the deployed stem cells to the site of injury or disease.
We care about our neck pain and spine disease patients at GCSC&RMC and take pride in the time we provide to our patients to deploy the best protocols to help our patients achieve their goals. By filling out Contact Form to the right, we will answer the questions and concerns you may have about GCSC&RMC protocols for neck pain and spine disease.