Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 16, 2012
The best Scottsdale pain management clinic, Arizona Pain Specialists, is now enrolling patients for a new stem cell injection FDA research study for low back pain. Those suffering from chronic low back pain may be a candidate for the study at (480) 535-7370.
Currently, nonsurgical options for low back pain due to degenerative disc disease are available, but not abundant. Patients may achieve some pain relief with short term narcotics and even over-the-counter medications, but a ground breaking treatment with stem cell injections presents significant hope for regeneration of damaged spinal discs.
Additionally, treatment with a Scottsdale chiropractor may bring some relief along with physical therapy, spinal decompression therapy, and injections into the low back. One of the "holy grails" of low back pain treatment is a biologic treatment that could regenerate damaged tissue, rather than just providing short term pain relief.
For this reason, the stem cell injection study is very exciting. Regenerative medicine has the potential to help repair degenerative discs, as opposed to simply masking pain and having pain relief wear off in short order.
According to the study's funding company, Mesoblast, "Mesoblast will build on outstanding preclinical trial results which showed that a single low dose of Mesoblast’s allogeneic adult stem cells into severely damaged intervertebral discs resulted in dramatic reversal of the degenerative process, regrowth of disc cartilage and sustained normalisation of disc pathology, anatomy and function."
Because of this, including a treatment that could potentially regenerate some damaged disc material and provide pain relief is a cutting age, groundbreaking opportunity for Arizona Pain Specialists' patients.
Said David Greene, CEO of the Arizona Pain Network, "Almost all pain treatments to date focus on the proverbial 'band-aid' with steroid injections. They work, but nothing gets fixed. The pain management doctors at Arizona Pain Specialists are conducting a stem cell injection study that has the potential to provide a revolutionary option for patients with chronic low back pain needing a Scottsdale pain clinic."
Enrollment in the clinical trial is currently open. There is a rigorous inclusion criteria and patients who are accepted into the study will undergo a randomization process. This means that half of the patients will receive the stem cell injections, while the other half will receive what is known as a placebo.
Interested individuals should call today at (480) 535-7370 to schedule appointments.