Clinical Trial Shows Stem Cell Injections Reduce Low Back Pain
It looks like the use of stem cells to treat chronic low back pain is continuing to show promise, this time thanks to an international phase II clinical trial performed in March 2014 that included researchers at the Emory Orthopedics & Spine Center. This latest trial showed patients experienced more than a 50 percent reduction in pain over 12 months of injections, along with reduced need for pain medication, improved function, and less need for surgery or non-surgical interventions.
Physicians are excited by the results of the trial, and hope it will open new doors in the treatment of low back pain, particularly degenerated discs, which have historically been very difficult to treat.
Treatment with autologous stem cells is a simple outpatient procedure the doctors at Southwest Spine & Sports have expertise in. When handled and injected correctly, stem cells help to set up a healthy environment and stimulate a regenerative process to create healthy tissue. Advanced technologies using regenerative treatments are being offered to patients suffering from painful conditions. Just call us today—our doctors at Southwest Spine & Sports can help get you back to an active, pain-free life. Click here to read more about our regenerative medicine procedures, including stem cell treatment.
Click here to read more about the Emory stem cell study.