We’ve Got Your Back – Dr. Wade McKenna

The backbone is important. Sayings have derived over the years that include the notion of “the backbone” of the society, or “the backbone” the family. Why would this be? It’s probably because the backbone, also known as the spine is so important for the body to function.

 

Suffering doesn’t have to be a lifetime sentence. If you are dealing with chronic back pain from herniated or bulging disc, pinched nerve, or lumbar injury, we can step in and take the reigns. Here at McKenna Orthopedics, we have the expertise to get you healthy again. We know you are the backbone to someone, and we have the solutions to get you back to your best.

 

Traditional surgery may be the solution for you, depending on the severity of your injury or pain. Our board-certified surgeons have treated thousands of patients with excellent results. If going under the knife feels extreme, another option is using stem cell technology to help heal quickly, without the downtime of traditional surgery.

 

How can stem cells help my lower back pain?

A 2015 study published  in the scientific journal, Stem Cells, reported that patients suffering from chronic back pain due to degenerative disc disease who were treated by injections of their own bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) into the lumbar discs experienced noteworthy pain reduction one year after treatment.

 

Improvement in pain scores and impairment was demonstrated in 21 of 26 patients, with the most dramatic improvement in patients with higher CFU-F concentrations. Rehydration of the discs in eight of twenty patients according to MRI in conjunction with sustained pain relief through one year is promising for the use of this regenerative medicine approach.

 

At McKenna Orthopedics, we utilize tried and true techniques, but also incorporate new technologies, such as stem cell therapy, to bring our care to the next level. We strive to create healthy and beneficial results for our patients, because we know how important your mobilization is.

 

To schedule your appointment today, contact us at info@drwademckenna.com.

 

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