Spine Stem Cell Therapy & PRP Treatments

Almost everyone experiences back pain at some point. Supporting the entire body, your spine not only allows you to stand up straight, but also to bend and twist.

Back injuries can occur suddenly, caused by something as simple as twisting awkwardly, lifting a heavy object, or from a car accident or bad fall. Other spine problems can form over time, from repetitive sports strain or as the result of a degenerative condition. If back pain is limiting you, please contact our patient care team to discuss if Regenexx Cayman stem cell or platelet-rich plasma treatments can help.

Spine Conditions Treated

We spend 100% of our time treating orthopedic issues - this focus and specialization makes us experts in what we do. We typically treat spinal injuries and conditions, such as torn, herniated, or bulging discs, facet injuries, and other degenerative issues causing neck and back pain.

  • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)
  • Herniated or ruptured discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Sacroiliac joint pain or instability
  • Cervical or lumbar facet injuries
  • Sciatica or a pinched nerve
  • Arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • And more…

Regenexx-C and Regenexx-C Intradiscal treatments can also be a non-surgical alternative for those who may be considering a laminectomy, spinal fusion, spinal decompression surgery, microdiscectomy, foraminotomy, disc removal surgery (Discectomy), stabilization surgery, or artificial disc replacement.

If you’re experiencing severe back or neck pain, or wish to treat your spine alongside other joints, please contact us to tell us more about your condition and see how we can help you.

Spine Treatments

Our physicians use both blood platelet and mesenchymal stem cell treatments for spinal injuries and conditions. And, where deemed appropriate for your condition, they can also perform intradiscal injections.

After reviewing your imaging and medical history, a Regenexx Cayman doctor will advise on your best course of treatment:

  1. Regenexx-C (Cultured) Stem Cell Treatment
  2. Regenexx-C (Cultured) Intradiscal Stem Cell Treatment
  3. Regenexx-SD (Same Day) Stem Cell Treatment
  4. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment

Real Patients

Real Results

Dr. Josh Axe, DOCTOR OF NATURAL MEDICINE, CHIROPRACTOR, CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST, Regenexx-C spine, knee, shoulder, ankle, and stem cell storage patient: "My wife and I are both doctors and have traveled all over the world. One of the reasons I chose to come to Regenexx Cayman is they’re the best in the world. I spent months and months researching, calling different doctors, and asking around about who is the best in the world. The same people kept coming up – Regenexx in the Cayman Islands.”

Spine Patient Outcomes

Regenexx maintains an active registry that tracks the post-procedure outcomes of every patient. Here are some of the major findings from our Regenexx-C spine outcome data and research studies:

  • 3 months post-treatment, patients report a functional improvement score of 89%.
  • 6 months post-treatment, MRIs showed an average disc bulge reduction of 23% for a sample of degenerative disc disease patients who had disc bulges.
  • 12 months post-treatment, patients reported a pain score of only 1.9 out of 10.
  • 12 months post-treatment, patients report an overall improvement of 55%.

FAQ

There is usually early pain relief from our procedures, but injuries take time to heal. Most patients notice a continuing decrease in pain and increase in function over a number of months post-procedure.

The results from PRP injections should become apparent over 6-12 weeks. The results from stem cell injections should become apparent over 3-6 months. However, pain relief is variable, and it may take up to a year to achieve a stronger repair result.

Our Regenexx-C (cultured stem cell procedure) outcome data suggests that results peak at 1 - 2 years post-procedure. This depends on a number of factors, including the condition of the area treated, the general health of a patient, etc.

For some people, one treatment will provide sufficient results; other patients may see mild to moderate results but wish to have additional treatments in the future to continue improving their outcome.

Here is Regenexx registry outcome data for spine patients:

  • 3 months after Regenexx-C treatment, spine patients reported a functional level of 89%.
  • MRIs of DDD patients with disc bulges showed an average disc bulge reduction of 23% (6 months after Regenexx-C Intradiscal treatment).
  • 12 months after Regenexx-C treatment, spine patients reported that their pain levels decreased to an average of 1.9 out of 10.
  • 12 months after Regenexx-C treatment, spine patients reported an average overall improvement of 55%.

Regenexx is the trusted alternative to orthopedic surgery and there is MRI evidence that Regenexx-C can reduce the size of disc bulges, help annular disc tears, reduce nerve irritation, and make significant improvements to pain and function.

To determine if you are a candidate for Regenexx treatment, the first step is to have a phone review. During your Regenexx Cayman phone review, you will receive a candidacy rating of good, fair, or poor, so you can make a well-informed decision before committing to treatment.

Many of our spine patients have been told they need spinal surgery or fusion. It’s our goal to reduce your pain and improve function, helping you to avoid, or delay, surgery for as long as possible.

Yes, in some cases our treatments can be an alternative to spinal fusion, but a Regenexx Cayman physician will determine your candidacy before recommending treatment. Spinal fusion involves surgically fusing together two or more vertebrae, so they heal into a single, solid bone. This forced lack of movement puts more stress on, and can overload, other areas of the spine, weakening and damaging those areas and causing pain after back fusion (this is called adjacent segment disease or ASD).

On the other hand, the Regenexx interventional orthopedics’ approach utilizes different types of platelet-based injections or stem cells to help tighten ligaments and get muscles to fire, which better stabilizes sloppy segments, reduces nerve swelling, improves blood supply, and helps painful arthritic facet joints.

During your initial consultation, the physician will determine whether a wheelchair will be necessary for you following treatment. If required, Regenexx Cayman will provide you with crutches (that you may take home) or a wheelchair (for use while you are in Cayman).

Can Regenexx Cayman treatment help my spine?

Regenexx Cayman blood platelet and stem cell treatments can help with a range of spine problems. Prior to any treatment, we will confirm your candidacy for treatment, either with an in-person consultation or phone review. During your consultation, the physician will discuss your imaging and medical history in detail and discuss your treatment options. You will then receive a candidacy rating of good, fair, or poor, so you have a clear understanding of your expected outcome from spine stem cell treatment.

After my Regenexx spine procedure, when can I be active again?

This depends on your specific treatment, and you will be given post-procedure instructions to follow. However, most patients resume normal mobility four days after treatment (with some overhead lifting restrictions), light resistance training by week two, and a return to sport and full functional activity after seven weeks. Patients also report a continued improvement in function and decrease in pain many months after their procedure.

Will I need physical therapy after my Regenexx spine stem cell procedure?

Yes, we usually recommend physical therapy after treatment. You will receive specific post-procedure instructions and rehab protocols for your lumbar, cervical, and/or thoracic spine. These will detail what you can and can’t do for the first three months after treatment, including restricted and permitted activities, therapeutic exercises, rehab progression, and recommendations for physical therapy following stem cell injections.

Do you have outcome data relating to my specific spine condition e.g. degenerative disc disease?

We can provide joint-specific outcome data (i.e. all spine patients), but not condition-specific data. Regenexx maintains an active patient registry of all patients and publicly publishes patient outcomes. Regenexx Cayman regularly compiles Regenexx-C data from the registry. Please contact us if you’d like to know more.

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