Spine Animations

Spine Animations

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Poor posture can damage the spine and its associated muscles and ligaments. A hunched stance places abnormal stress on muscles and ligaments, causes backache and fatigue, and can even cause the spine to become fixed in an abnormal position.

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Stem Cell Spine Therapy

A new therapy is now available to help your spine repair itself. Using stem cells from your own body, this treatment, called ReNewDisc, can effectively address certain back and neck problems like degenerative disc disease.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease isn’t actually a disease. It’s just the term doctors use to describe a whole range of common injury or age-related degradations to the discs in your spine.

Your discs can lose fluid, reducing your flexibility, or they can tear or crack, causing them to bulge or rupture and compress nearby nerves. Both results are painful. Depending on the injured disc’s location, you may feel anything from mild irritation and soreness, to debilitating back or neck pain and numbness or a combination of symptoms.

What Are Your Options in Charleston?

If conservative care options (i.e., non-surgical methods) don’t stop your pain, you may need surgery to remove a disc and replace it with an artificial one. Fusing the surrounding vertebrae is often the last-resort treatment.

Stem Cell Therapy at SSI

Stem cell therapy, however, may help the disc to heal itself. This revolutionary treatment has the potential to reduce inflammation, thus reducing the pressure on the nerves that cause the pain or numbness. Watch this short video about stem cell therapy at the Southeastern Spine Institute:

Available Treatments in South Carolina

Stem cell therapy may be appropriate for treating degenerative disc disease in the cervical and lumbar discs. It is not able to treat the following medical conditions:

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While not everyone with back or neck pain in Charleston, SC, is a candidate for stem cell therapy, the board certified physicians at Southeastern Spine can examine you during a consultation in our office to determine if you are suitable for the procedure.