Similar to how a tire tread wears with time and miles driven, our discs break down as we age. The pain from degenerative disc disease is often nagging, uncomfortable, and even debilitating. At Renovo Health and Beauty – we understand your pain, and we’re here to educate, inspire, and treat you for this challenging condition. Let’s discuss the details regarding DDD; how common it is, how to prevent aggravating your condition, and what stem cell therapy for degenerative disc disease may be able to do for you.
Understanding Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide, and it is a leading cause of low back pain. In the United States, it is estimated that over 3 million cases of DDD are diagnosed each year.
The condition is characterized by the gradual degeneration of the discs between the vertebrae in the spine, leading to symptoms such as pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. Flare-ups can be especially debilitating, making it difficult for patients to perform daily activities, work, or even enjoy hobbies.
It is important for those suffering from DDD to explore all possible treatment options in order to manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
Factors that Aggravate or Accelerate Disc Degeneration
Disc degeneration is a natural part of the aging process. As we grow older, the discs between the vertebrae in our spine lose water content, making them less flexible and more prone to damage.
However, certain factors can accelerate this degeneration. Poor posture, heavy lifting, and demanding athletic activities can all put additional strain on the spine, leading to greater wear and tear on the discs.
Other factors that can aggravate disc degeneration include obesity, smoking, and a sedentary lifestyle. Genetics can also play a role in the development of degenerative disc disease.
The symptoms of DDD vary from person to person, but common ones include back pain, neck pain, leg pain, arm pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness.
These symptoms can be debilitating and may require you to modify your daily activities to manage your pain. DDD can significantly impact a person’s quality of life, making it difficult to perform daily activities, work, or even enjoy hobbies.
The Importance of Managing Inflammation
Managing inflammation is essential in treating DDD because it is at the core of the symptoms. Inflammation can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the affected area, making it difficult for patients to perform daily activities.
While traditional treatments like medication and physical therapy can help manage the symptoms, they cannot repair the damaged tissue in the discs.
A Promising Solution: Stem Cell Therapy for DDD
Fortunately, stem cell therapy has emerged as a promising treatment option for DDD. Stem cells have the ability to repair and regenerate damaged tissue, including degenerated discs.
According to a study published in the Journal of Translational Medicine, stem cells can promote disc regeneration and improve disc height, which can alleviate symptoms of degenerative disc disease.
Another study published in the Journal of Stem Cell Research & Therapy found that stem cell therapy was effective in reducing pain and improving function in patients with degenerative disc disease.
Keep in mind that at the core of degenerative diseases, we find inflammation. Furthermore, stem cell therapy for degenerative disc disease works well because of stem cells’ ability to target and reduce systemic inflammation. The reduction in inflammatory chemicals helps patients gain back their range-of-motion, strength, and function over time.
How Stem Cell Therapy Works for DDD
Stem cell therapy for degenerative disc disease involves injecting stem cells directly into the affected area of the spine.
The stem cells then differentiate into the type of cells that make up the disc, promoting regeneration and healing. Additionally, as previously mentioned, the cells have a powerful ability to reduce inflammatory chemicals in the area.
Renovo Health and Beauty: A Safer and More Effective Treatment
At Renovo Health and Beauty in Tijuana, Mexico, patients can receive stem cell therapy for degenerative disc disease without the limitations imposed by the FDA.
Our team at Renovo Health and Beauty can expand cells and provide higher dosages for patients and at a much lower cost than what they would pay in the US.
Additionally, we use ultrasound-guided imaging for injections directly into the affected area. Ultrasound imaging can provide real-time visualization of the target area, allowing for improved accuracy and precision during the injection process. This makes for a safer, more effective treatment. You can also have the comfort of knowing that our ultrasound-guided process results in minimal discomfort after the injection(s).
Get Back in Motion with Stem Cell Therapy for DDD
In summary, DDD is a chronic condition that can significantly impact a person’s quality of life, but stem cell therapy offers a promising solution.
Stem cells can repair and regenerate damaged discs, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain. If you or someone you know is suffering from degenerative disc disease, contact Renovo Health and Beauty today to learn more about stem cell therapy and how it can help you get back in motion.