Uncovertebral joints are joints in the neck that stabilize and allow for movement. In some cases, these joints can swell or become enlarged, causing stiffness and pain.
Bone marrow aspirate is fluid taken from a patient's bone marrow that contains concentrated growth factors, stem cells and other specialized cells that may regenerate tissue and cartilage.
Cervical stenosis (CS) is the medical term for the narrowing of the spinal canal in the cervical or “neck” region of the spine. In CS, the upper part of the spinal canal becomes narrowed, compressing the spinal cord and nerve roots in this area.
Spinal arthritis includes a range of degenerative conditions affecting the joints in the spine. The condition may cause swelling and pain. Imaging scans may also show changes to the bone structure.
Have you ever wondered how your body can heal cuts, scrapes, and broken bones? The answer lies in stem cells. Stem cells can differentiate into specific functions, such as skin, muscle, and bone cells. This ability to differentiate makes stem cells incredibly versatile and powerful in promoting natural healing in the body.
The sacroiliac (SI) joint connects the spine to the pelvis. People who have injured this joint may experience pain in the lower back, buttocks, and down the back of the thigh. Simple stretches and exercises may ease the pain and help people move around more comfortably.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) commonly affects peripheral joints, but can also impact the neck vertebrae, which can lead to back pain. A person can lower discomfort with medical treatment, exercise, and other home remedies.
Regenerative medicine is a new field of medicine in which orthopedic surgeons aim to move away from replacement and toward joint preservation. Using orthobiologics, we can provide your body with the cells, materials, and stimulation it needs to heal without you ever going under the knife.
Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide. Most people experience an episode of back pain in their lifetime.
Recent advancements in stem cell technology open a new door for patients suffering from diseases and disorders that have yet to be treated. Stem cell-based therapy, including human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) and multipotent mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), has recently emerged as a key player in regenerative medicine.