How is Cervical Degeneration Joint Disease Treated with PRP?
Many different approaches are used to treat cervical degeneration joint disease. PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, taps into the power of a patient’s blood. It is a natural solution in which the blood is drawn and PRP is separated from the rest in order to be prepared for injection. This concentrated amount of platelet-rich plasma targets the damaged discs and repairs damaged cells, thanks to the growth factors that are naturally in platelet-rich plasma.
How is Cervical Degeneration Joint Disease Treated with Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy is an innovative treatment option that is being used to treat pain and promote faster recovery from surgery and injuries. It is hoped that one day scientists will find a way to regenerate damaged or diseased organs by using a patient’s stem cells. Stem cells could have the potential to heal spinal cord injuries and brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease. Stem cells are vital cells within the body that regenerate cells in areas where there has been damage. They are versatile in that they can become any type of cell that is necessary and they multiply in large numbers. They can be found in the fat of the body and are referred to as adipose or adipose derived stem cells. Once the fat is harvested, the stem cells are referred to as Stromal Vascular Fraction. Stem cells can also be harvested from bone marrow, the amniotic fluid surrounding a fetus, and the umbilical cord. Wharton’s Jelly is the term referring to the rich source of stem cells found in the umbilical cord. Stem cell transplantation can also be allograft in which stem cells are harvested from another individual. Stem cell transplants from donors are most effective when donors are related to the recipient. Stem cells are injected into the neck where there has been damage from cervical degeneration joint disease in order to perform vital repairs by regenerating new cells.