There is Hope with a Regenerative Alternative to Back Surgery
Has your back injury escalated to the point that surgery, high dose pain medications, or repetitive steroid injections seem like the only option? It doesn’t have to be! Interventional regenerative medicine can offer a non-invasive alternative that uses your body's own stem cells to repair the damage.
Regenerative Medicine Alternatives
At Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center (SRMC) in Bellevue, we specialize in providing the most advanced therapy options to treat your back injury. Overseen by orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Richard Rooney, SRMC offers PRP and Stem Cell therapy to our patients.
Back Conditions treated with Regenerative Medicine
- Annular tears of the disc
- Disc degeneration
- Disc herniation
How we use Stem Cell Therapy
We first reserve the cells from your bone marrow, then separate and concentrate them. Once the biologic is prepared, Dr. Rooney will inject the stem cells at the injury site. The stem cells naturally attract and contain growth proteins, and factors that aid in the bodies natural recovery. Stem Cell therapy is ideal for tissue injuries with low to no blood flow like spinal discs.
PRP (platelet rich plasma) Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain
Unlike steroid injections or pain medication, PRP is a safe regenerative biologic therapy that is derived from your own blood. Seen as a major health improvement from steroid injections, patients can experience pain relief for four to six months. Because the process uses platelet rich plasma from your own blood and not steroidal medicine, the process can be repeated a few times a year.