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Greetings once again from your friends at Bay Colony Chiropractic serving all of Galveston County, Texas and the surrounding area. We produce podcasts and blogs as a public service to educate the general public about how and why Americans increasingly include chiropractic care in their pain management plan. Today's blog post addresses how stem cell therapy can be beneficial to those with acute and chronic neck issues.
We invite you to listen and read along with Dr. Sanders as today she discusses stem cell therapy can help those with neck pain.
Narrator: Welcome to the “Regenerative Wellness Podcast with Dr. Sanders”. I’m Darren Kincaid along with Dr. Donna Sanders from Bay Colony Chiropractic here in Dickinson, Texas. Dr. Sanders has been practicing chiropractic care for over 30 years staying on the forefront of the most comprehensive and advanced chiropractic care techniques available today. This podcast is dedicated to educating the people of Galveston County and the surrounding area on how to live younger, stronger, and better lives. The topic of today’s podcast is: "How can stem cell therapy help with acute and chronic neck issues"?
Well all right, Dr. Sanders, so far in this pod cast series we’ve talked about the amazing benefits of stem cell therapy and how it can help both acute and chronic conditions of the knee, shoulder, and back. Today I thought we’d talk about neck problems. How have you used stem cell therapy to help with acute and chronic neck problems and what kinds of problems have you helped treat?
Dr. Sanders: Well we use the stem cells by injecting them into the effected area of the neck. We’ve helped cases that range from fresh herniated discs to 30-year old chronic degenerative discs and bone spurs. Specifically, we’re not treating those conditions, rather, we’re offering the body the opportunity to heal itself. So by injecting stem cells into the area we decrease inflammation. They release molecules when they get to the inflamed degenerative cells. They then start to regenerate cells and repair the damage.
We had a lady that had a really bad herniated disc in her neck and it was causing severe pain. She had tingling down one of her arms. She couldn’t move her head to the side. She was getting really bad headaches from all the spasms in her neck. When we injected the stem cells in there she was immediately relieved of a lot of the pain because of the anti-inflammation effect of the stem cells. Then over the course of the next few weeks she was able to move her neck farther and farther. She regained full range of motion. She got rid of the pain and tingling. It was pretty amazing to watch.
Narrator: Wow, so also things like whiplash that you can help when you’re talking about acute neck problems?
Dr. Sanders: Yes, absolutely. So in the case of whiplash, it’s just a fancy word for sprained muscles of the spine. The muscles when they get sprained, any muscle has a tearing effect of the fibers of the muscle. If you leave the muscles torn they build scar tissue. The sooner that you put the stem cells into your tissues, the body starts to repair that tissue and it minimizes that scar tissue. It really is starting to revolutionize in helping with whiplash because the majority of the calls that I have in my office as a chiropractor are caused by scar tissue. Stem cells are changing the game here.
Narrator: Wow, incredible. So anyone who has ever woke up with a sore neck from sleeping poorly, to me, that’s just awful pain. I can image that if you had chronic pain from some old injury that can ruin your life if you had to live with that every single day. So can stem cell therapy actually help with a chronic pain issue?
Dr. Sanders: Yes. The majority of my practice deals with chronic degenerative illness of the spine. The majority of us don’t even know something is wrong until it is too late. We x-ray patients and their discs are flattened out. They have bone spurs pushing on the spinal cord. The stem cells are actually helping to create new disc space between the bones and nerves. We’re re-growing that soft tissue between the bone and nerve which is a game changer when you think about it. If the bones are pushing closer towards each other it closes up the hole where the nerve comes through. If we can increase that cushion (called a disc) by re-growing it then you have more power going through that nerve and less discomfort and pain.
Narrator: Wow, that’s incredible. Anything that you can do to avoid surgery because we’ve all seen people with scars on the front of their neck to go in and help the spinal cord behind the neck. So that’s obviously very invasive so whatever you can do to avoid something like that, obviously is something we want to do. Right?
Dr. Sanders: Absolutely. Even some of my good friends who are neurosurgeons say that we don’t want to cut on the spine unless we absolutely have to. And thank God their coming up with less invasive surgeries because the less that you traumatize the body the more that you are going to regenerate. On top of that, there starting to use more stem cell injections within those surgeries as well. They’re looking to regenerate tissue after the surgery as well.
Narrator: That’s amazing, Dr. Sanders. For people with chronic pain, it is wonderful to hear that there are ways to help it without drugs or surgery. If you have a chronic physical condition and are ready to live a more pain-free life, or, if you would like more information on the power of regenerative wellness, please visit baycolonychiros.com/ or call Dr. Sanders at (281) 337-3337. Improving your life just may be a phone call away!