Stem Cell & PRP Therapy
These therapies are safe and use the body’s internal healing system to promote faster and more complete healing, and frequently help patients avoid surgeries and medications. Ultrasound examination, especially for muscle and tendon issues is highly accurate and diagnostic and using ultrasound guidance for injections not only improves outcomes but also alleviates the pain commonly associated with some injections.
By injecting your own platelets (from a sterile centrifugation of a small amount of your own blood) into damaged tendons, ligaments, joins or bursa, the platelets activate the healing cascade, increase blood flow to the area, and then growth factors can initiate the healing process.
Safe, minimal pain with injection, no side effects, avoid steroids for faster healing!
Stem Cell Therapy
The stem cells used at Spokane Spine Center are obtained from a pure, prescreened amniotic tissue concentrate which is far more effective than stem cells from bone marrow or fat.
Stem cells are cells that can replicate themselves or differentiate into other cells. Thus they have the ability to regenerate degenerated discs and the cartilage in joints.
Primary uses are the same as PRP but especially helpful for severer joint arthritis and disc pain and are now being used in other specialties for many conditions. Use of stem cell injections can help patients avoid surgery and stop pain medications.
We can treat the following conditions using interventional pain management techniques:
- Arthritis, Joint pain
- Sports injuries including muscle tears, tendon tears
- Facial pain such as Trigeminal Neuralgia
- Abdominal Pain Syndromes
- Spine pain including disc pain, Radiculopathy
- Sacroiliac joint pain
- Chest wall pain
- Muscle Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Shoulder pain
- Post Herniorraphy pain
- Post Mastectomy pain
- Post Thoracotomy pain
- Scar pain
- Post Laminectomy Syndrome from back surgeries