Stem Cell Therapy

Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center

Sanjay G. Nandurkar, MD

Pain Management located in Lancaster, SC & Rock Hill, SC

With over 20% of American adults suffering from chronic pain, stem cell and platelet-rich plasma therapy are effective and noninvasive alternatives to surgery. At Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center, Sanjay G. Nandurkar, MD, offers both types of regenerative medicine to his patients at both locations in Lancaster and Rock Hill, South Carolina. To learn more about how this innovative new therapy can benefit you, call the office, or use the online scheduling tool to book your appointment today.

Stem Cell Therapy Q & A

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy is a promising new field of regenerative medicine that harnesses your body’s natural self-healing capabilities to repair damaged tissues, promote faster recovery times, and reduce pain.

Stem cells are the body’s most basic raw material that forms all the specialized cells and tissues in your body. Unlike all the other cells in your body that have a specific function, stem cells are like a blank slate that can develop into any type of specific cell.

In stem cell therapy, these cells are guided into becoming specific cells and can be used for a wide range of issues. At Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center, your provider offers mesenchymal bone marrow stem cell therapy to patients who’re dealing with chronic pain that won’t respond to other treatments. 

How does mesenchymal bone marrow stem cell (MSC) therapy work?

Your provider extracts mesenchymal stem cells from your bone marrow and under a controlled environment, these cells are grown until they mature into specialized cells. When they’re ready, your provider injects these cells into targeted areas where they treat damage by promoting new cell growth.

MSC is a successful treatment if you have inflammation and degenerative diseases like arthritis. This is because these cells can differentiate into different types of cells like fat, muscle, or bone, and can be used to treat a wide variety of disorders.

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses the regenerative properties in your blood to reduce pain and restore mobility. Platelets are the part of your blood responsible for forming clots and helping with inflammation when you suffer an injury. They are rich in growth factors that trigger the healing process in your body.

How does PRP treatment work?

During your treatment session, your provider takes a sample of your own blood and runs it through a centrifugal machine. This machine separates the platelets from the other components of your blood like red and white blood cells. 

Once separated, your provider injects the concentrated solution of platelet-rich plasma into targeted areas of your body to stimulate tissue regeneration, and reduce inflammation and pain.

With what conditions can MSC and PRP help?

Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center uses MSC and PRP to treat a wide variety of issues, including acute and chronic injuries and any resulting pain. They can also treat specific conditions, such as:

  • Degenerative spinal conditions
  • Arthritic joints
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica

To learn more about how therapies like stem cell therapy and PRP can help you, call Piedmont Interventional Spine & Pain Center, or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.