When you are diagnosed with back pain caused by damaged vertebral discs, called discogenic back pain, you can suffer intense pain. Damage to these discs from an injury or degenerative conditions can cause them to press on nearby nerves, causing pain that not only affects your back but can travel to other points in the body.
Dr. Roy Nini is an experienced orthopedic physician and pain management specialist who often uses regenerative medicine therapies for orthopedic injuries and conditions. One effective regenerative treatment for discogenic back pain is known as orthobiologics. This refers to the use of biological materials for treating orthopedic problems.
Specifically, Dr. Nini often will recommend intradiscal PRP injections or other biologic factors to treat discogenic back pain. This procedure injects platelet-rich plasma or other materials taken from your own body into the damaged area of your spine. These biological elements give your body’s own natural healing mechanisms a boost to enhance regeneration, delay degeneration and impede inflammation in the damaged vertebral discs.
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) Treatment
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) treatment is an innovative type of stem cell treatment that can help with joint pain, spinal pain, back pain, tendonitis and promotes bone and soft tissue healing.
Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) uses stem cells that are harvested from your own bone marrow to help the body heal itself. Adult stem cells can be found in many places, including bone marrow, fat and placental and umbilical cord tissue. Currently, the most accepted area to collect and concentrate MSCs used for orthopedic applications is bone marrow from the iliac crest (“hip bone”). The bone marrow is removed using a simple procedure, and the bone marrow aspirate is then concentrated in a centrifuge. Once concentrated, the final product (BMAC) is very similar to PRP (platelet-rich plasma), but with the addition of stem cells. These cells, when injected directly into an injury site, prompt a rapid and efficient restoration of the tissue, returning it to a more healthy state by stimulating the body’s natural healing response. On the same day, bone marrow is collected and concentrated, the product is then injected into the area of the body being treated under image guidance (ultrasound or x-ray). The total procedure time usually takes 45 to 60 minutes.
Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Back Pain
In intradiscal PRP Injections, platelet-rich plasma is injected directly into the degenerated disc that is causing pain. Injections are performed using fluoroscopy (a series of live x-rays) to guide the procedure. The entire process may take one to two hours. This treatment is proven in documented orthopedic studies to speed the healing of damaged spinal discs, reduce inflammation and relieve pain so patients can avoid surgery.
Depending on the patient and various factors, two or more treatment sessions may be required to achieve optimal results with intradiscal PRP. Whether you have back pain from an injury to the spine or from a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis, natural biological treatments can help reduce pain and inflammation while speeding the healing process.
Contact our office today and schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Roy Nini at FullRange Spine & Ortho if you suffer from back pain caused by spinal disc problems.
Every patient can expect a customized treatment plan – as each patient, their physiology, injuries, level of pain, and condition is unique. The first step is a full evaluation of your injuries or pain so Dr. Nini can create the most effective treatment plan for you – including the option of orthobiologics
Beyond our range of the most advanced non-surgical treatments, we are committed to individualized care, from start to finish.