Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain
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Back pain has progressively become a common health problem for countries worldwide. It is a major cause of painful disability, thus affecting performance in daily activities, including work related demands and everyday chores. Even though several factors have been related to back pain, such as: posture, obesity, age (aging) and depressive moods, the causes of each patient’s condition are usually specific and difficult to identify. Back pain, per se, is not a specific disease; rather, it is a myriad of symptoms that generate this affliction.
Stem cell therapy for back pain has become an attractive treatment option due to the non-invasive nature of the procedure, as well as its objective of regenerating the damage done, rather than surgically intervening or substituting natural body parts. Being part of the regenerative medicine branch, stem cell therapy research has provided tangible protocols that continually provide patients relief and increased general well-being.
Back Pain Data and Statistics
According to the World Health Organization (WHO)*:
At present low back pain is treated mainly with analgesics. The causes of lower back pain are rarely addressed. Alternative treatments include physical therapy, rehabilitation and spinal manipulation. Disc surgery remains the last option when all other strategies have failed, but the outcomes are disappointing.
In the United States, an estimated 149 million work days are lost every year because of low back pain,6 with total costs estimated to be US $100 to 200 billion a year (of which two-thirds is due to lost wages and lower productivity).**
According to the Health Policy Institute:***
Nearly 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain. Some 16 million adults — 8 percent of all adults — experience persistent or chronic back pain, and as a result are limited in certain everyday activities. Back pain is the sixth most costly condition in the United States.
Back Pain Stem Cell Therapy
Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
Stem cell therapy for Degenerative Disc Disease helps the degenerated discs repair themselves through the infiltration of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in the affected areas. It is common practice for patients to provide MRI scans and a proper diagnosis of the condition, in order for medical teams to adequately determine the amount and type of stem cells to include the personalized protocol.
According to a study made in 2015: intradiscal MSC transplantation was identified as a safe and effective way to address the underlying cause of disc pathology in DDD that traditional conservative, interventional and surgical treatments fail to address.****
The displacement of disc material beyond their natural space can generate: disc protrusions, disc bulges, herniation, rupturing of discs, all falling under the category of a herniated disc, which means that it has left its proper place. The consequences of this condition can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves, which causes severe pain, numbness and weakness, as well as overall discomfort and possible inability to perform daily activities.
Stem cell therapy for herniated discs provides the patient’s body the ability of regenerating the damage done to tissues in the affected area, as well as providing necessary support for the organism to replace the protruded discs to their natural place.
Due to natural wear and tear, a narrowing of the spaces between the spine can occur, which puts pressure in the nerves within the affected area (usually along the neck or lower back), causing severe stress that can impair the patient during this daily activities.
Stem cell therapy for muscle injuries in the back vary widely based on age, activity performed while the damaged was done, as well as general health and genetic predisposition. Due to progressive legal framework, Giostar Mexico is able to perform local infiltrations of stem cells otherwise prohibited in the US and Canada.
Cost of Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain
Stem cell therapy cost for Back Pain, in Giostar Mexico, ranges from $8,000.00 USD to $20,000.00 USD, in function of each patient's condition. Pricing highly depends on the preferred clinic location the patient chooses. What does this include?
- Transportation from hotel-clinic, clinic-hotel and airport-hotel as well as hotel-airport (mainly for our Clinics in Playa del Carmen and Guadalajara; our Clinic in Los Algodones, due to its proximity to the US-Mexico border crossing, we pick up patients on the border or at Yuma Airport and take them to our clinic or their hotel)
- Lodging (available in our Clinic in Algodones) in Hotel Hacienda or Hotel Cielito Lindo
- Oxygen Therapy
- Body preparation – Nutritional IV Therapy
- 1 - 10 billion exosomes (volume depends on Doctor's personal evaluation of each patient)
- 1 - 4 stem cell vials (35 - 140 million stem cells) - IV (Intravenous) and Intrathecal applications
- Laboratory protocol by Dr. Anand (activation of the stem cells in order to direct them towards the affected tissue or organ)
- Medical Consultation
- Dietitian Follow up post-therapy
- Preferential prices for future reinforcements/applications
- Laboratory exams the previous day before the first application
Giostar Stem Cell Therapy Mexico
Being part of the last three decades of innovative discoveries in the research-based area of regenerative medicine, Stem Cell Therapy promotes the reduction and stoppage of degenerative diseases or conditions, such as ALS, physical injuries and aging, bolstering the regeneration of damaged tissues, bodily processes and overall well-being.
Giostar Mexico specializes in medical tourism, receiving patients from all over the world. With the acquired understanding based on scientific research, we are able to provide personalized protocols to each patient. Through specialized allogenic mesenchymal adult stem cells, our regenerative therapy concentrates stem cells in the targeted area, organ or immune system, helping the body stop the progression of a disease or condition and begin regeneration.
Stem cell therapy is a procedure in the regenerative medicine field. Regenerative medicine's ultimate goal is that our body regenerates itself. What stem cell therapy does in your body is slow down or stop the suffered deterioration and it can even regenerate damaged tissue and organs. That is why we ask our patients to fill out a Health Form, so our medical staff may first identify if stem cell therapy is actually an option for them, as well as allowing our medical team to understand each patient's specific health conditions.
** Katz JN. Lumbar disc disorders and low-back pain: socioeconomic factors and consequences. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2006, 88(suppl 2):21-24.