Stem Cell Therapy for Spine Bone Spurs Abroad
Spine bone spurs are bone projections that usually develop where bones meet each other: the joints or the bones of the spine. Bone spurs or osteophytes are enlargements of the normal bony structure, a marker of the spinal degeneration caused by aging. It's quite common for people over the age of 60 to develop bone spurs.
Functional bone spurs occur when the joint is unstable, such as when a knee cap is pulled too much to one side. The joint responds by adding new bone, essentially extending the joint out further in that direction. In this case the bone spur which developed is functional, because it allows the joint to work better.
Non-functional bone spurs can begin life as functional spurs, but at some point too much bone is laid down and this dramatically reduces the range of motion of a joint. Literally the new bone gets in the way of normal joint motion.
The main cause of bone spurs is joint damage from osteoarthritis. As osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage cushioning the ends of your bones, the body tries to repair this loss by creating bone spurs around or near the damaged area.
Usually bone spurs have no symptoms, so you might not realize you have bone spurs until an X-ray for another condition reveals the growths. In some cases, bone spurs do cause pain and loss of motion in your joints. Specific symptoms depend on where the bone spurs are. Bone spurs on your vertebrae can narrow the space that contains your spinal cord. These bone spurs can pinch the spinal cord or its nerve roots and can cause weakness or numbness in your arms or legs.
Adult stem cells are cells are taken from the patient's body. They can renew themselves and turn into other cells and can be harvested and concentrated or isolated from bone marrow or fat, respectively, to be reinjected directly into damaged or degenerated tissues. The therapy is commonly used to treat such conditions as degenerative disc disease, desiccated discs, spinal stenosis, spine bone spurs, facet arthrosis, sacroiliac joint syndrome, osteoarthritis of any joint, and sports/overuse injuries
Many facilities worldwide offer stem cell therapy, but it's important to locate accredited and experienced physicians who deal with stem cell treatments. Doctors specializing in spine degenerative disease should be trained, certified and accredited through country of origin or international accreditation and certification boards and should also belong to organizations or associations of their specialty.
Check references and resources to determine whether physicians or specialists are trained, experienced and accredited with stem cell therapy treatments with his or her country of origin and that facilities provide state-of the art technology and equipment and have a well maintained, trained and educated staff.
The cost of the treatment for spinal bone spurs depends on the type of treatment your doctor decides you need. Individuals traveling to foreign destinations such as Mexico, Latin America, and Asia may enjoy between 30% and 50% savings on costs compared to the US and Canada on the same type of procedure, which include all inclusive hospital /hotel stay, care, and medical support.
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Stem Cell Therapy Abroad