Austin, TX (Vocus) November 4, 2010
Back pain or neck pain that isn’t quickly resolved with the help of painkillers or physical therapy can be debilitating, and can prevent the ability to work or lead a normal life. Open surgery is traditionally the treatment of choice in these intractable cases. New technologies that involve little or no invasive work and require minimal recovery time are, however, becoming increasingly popular now.
Among the most innovative of these modern back pain treatment options are the so-called biologic therapies, which include the use of stem cells. Dr. Mark Flood, Chief Surgeon and Medical Director of Celling Treatment Centers in Austin, TX, is one of the very first physicians to use stem cell transplantation for disc regeneration. Anyone suffering from a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease might now be suitable candidates for Dr. Flood’s unique RegenaDISC therapy, in which case they would no longer have to rely on spinal fusion or other major surgery to obtain pain relief.
The RegenaDISC procedure can be used to treat discs that have been degraded by injury or aging, no matter whether they are located in the lumbar (lower), thoracic (middle and upper) or cervical (neck) spine. This minimally invasive technique involves the transplantation of mesenchymal (adult) stem cells, and is performed as an outpatient procedure.
These stem cells have the capacity to increase the production of proteoglycan to assist in replacing what is lost when discs degenerate. Proteoglycan helps give spinal discs bulk and hydration; as depletion occurs they start to dry out and become more prone to damage. RegenaDISC disc regeneration therapy can thereby help to restore your disc health, slow down the degenerative process and reduce your pain so that you can get back to your normal life without having to spend several weeks recovering from surgery.
Dr. Flood and his team at Celling Treatment Centers are the recognized experts in the new and exciting field of regenerative medicine that includes the RegenaDISC procedure. In fact, they specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery techniques such as laser spine surgery and endoscopic spine surgery, so you can rest assured that you’ll be in good hands whichever type of treatment you choose to relieve your back pain.
To find out more about RegenaDISC and other modern ways to treat a painful back without resorting to open surgery, visit http://www.CellingTreatmentCenters.com or call 512-834-1300.
About Celling Treatment Centers
Celling Treatment Centers in Austin, Texas, provides alternatives to spinal fusions, disc replacements and traditional open spine surgery. Combining the very best of minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery and laser spine surgery with stem cell therapy, Celling Treatment Centers offers the most effective opportunity to restore back pain sufferers to health.
For more information, contact Celling Treatment Centers at 512-834-1300 or visit http://www.CellingTreatmentCenters.com.
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