The first La Peer Health Systems patient to receive intradiscal stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) prolotherapy for a degenerative disc condition of the lumbar spine was successfully treated by Dr. Steven Meier, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with the Spine Center Surgery of Excellence. Stem cells, PRP, and prolotherapy are among the most advanced methods for chronic back problems and other orthopedic conditions, such as sports injuries, osteoarthritis, ACL injuries, and rotator cuff tears. Dr. Meier has been a leader in the medical community advocating the lasting benefits of these therapies, and now he offers these treatments to La Peer patients.
As a leader in advanced treatment methods, La Peer Health Systems is dedicated to serving their patient community with the most effective and medically advanced solutions. Stem cells, PRP, and prolotherapy all utilize natural healing powers to promote healing, rebuild tissue, and accelerate recovery. If you have chronic back pain and would like to discuss whether stem cell, PRP or prolotherapy is right for you, please contact the Spine Surgery Center of Excellence at 888.564.1419 for an appointment with a board-certified orthopedic surgeon.
Stem Cell and Prolotherapy Benefits
Research supports the effectiveness of combining stem cells, PRP and prolotherapy as a solution to orthopedic conditions, such as spinal degenerative disc disease. Recent studies have demonstrated that these therapies can decrease chronic pain and improve function by stimulating the body’s own biology.
Stem cells and PRP have a unique regenerative ability that makes them an ideal solution for damaged joints. Prolotherapy helps to strengthen worn out and damaged ligaments and tendons to stabilize joints. These natural treatments work together to accelerate healing, decrease pain and improve mobility.
Regenerative Injection Therapies like stem cells, PRP and prolotherapy can also be used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions including:
- Ligament and muscle damage
- Chronic tendon injuries
- Arthritis of the hip and knee
Along with the healing benefits of stem cells, PRP and prolotherapy, there is minimal reaction to the treatments. Some patients could experience minor stiffness, pain, and bruising at the injection site but this is rare. Most individuals would qualify for the treatment except for anyone diagnosed with anemia, cancer, or abnormal platelet function.
Call the Regenerative Injection Therapy Specialists
You don’t have to tolerate chronic pain and mobility problems from degenerative disc disease or other orthopedic conditions. Our surgeons are among the most qualified specialists in advanced surgical procedures such as stem cell and prolotherapy. Call the Spine Surgery Center of Excellence today at 888.564.1419 to schedule a consultation.