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Regenerative Medicine

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Administering undifferentiated stem cells to an injured disc has made adult stem cell regenerative medicine in spine a reality. Adult stem cell regenerative medicine holds the promise of stabilizing or even reversing the degenerative changes associated with aging or following traumatic injury. Current clinical use of stem cells is very limited, in part by the cumbersome approval process. The use of concentrated bone marrow aspirate (BMC) as a “stem cell” preparation is currently the simplest and safest way of utilizing the regenerative potential for mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to promote tissue regeneration. In fact, stem cells concentrated from bone marrow have been shown to stimulate the formation of bone, cartilage, ligament and tendon, and dermal tissues.

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Conservative treatment options for lumbar and cervical pain associated with discogenic disc disease (Pfirrmann Grades 3-6) are limited. Treatment options include pain medication, steroids, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. Reversal of disc pathology has not been achieved with current available treatment modalities. Failure of these nonoperative treatments may leave surgical intervention as a treatment option.

The goal of utilizing MSCs is to not only potentially provide pain relief from the painful degenerative disc, but to reverse the degenerative process. There are three methods for placing MSCs into the painful nucleus pulposus.

The use of allogeneic mesenchymal precursor cells (MPCs) is currently being evaluated as a part of an FDA Phase I clinical trial. Extracted from donors and expanded in number by tissue culture, this process isolates and grows the stem cells into pure MPCs which are injected into the nucleus pulposus. This technology does not have FDA approval.

Utilizing expanded, autologous MSCs for injection into the painful disc is the second method. Federal regulations require the approval of an Investigational New Drug application supported by prospective, randomized clinical trials for the use of expanded autologous MSCs. The FDA has not approved this technology.

The third method involves autologous point of care therapy. This technology does not require FDA approval. The patient’s own MSCs are directly injected into the nucleus pulposus of the symptomatic degenerated disc(s) using standardized two needle discography technique. This requires fluoroscopic visualization and 2-3cc of MSCs are slowly injected into the symptomatic nucleus pulposus.

Early analysis of the research data reveals the average lumbar pre-treatment Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) was 56.5% and improved to 22.4% at three-month follow-up (P=0.0001). The average lumbar pre-treatment Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain was 7.9 (on a scale of 1-10) and improved to 4.2 at three months (P=0.0005).

There have been no complications associated with the iliac crest aspiration or disc injection. Thus far no patient in the study has undergone spine surgery following treatment. Results obtained with this technique suggest its potential clinical efficacy in the treatment of moderate to severe degenerative disc disease. These results require verification with longer follow-up and randomized prospective studies.

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Confusion about Spinal Fusion, Spine Fusion, Spine Fusion Surgery, Back Fusion Surgery, Back Surgery

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Spinal Fusion is used to treat spinal instability and alleviate chronic mechanical back pain but many people are unsure of what spinal fusion actually does.  Spinal fusion is surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in your spine, eliminating motion between them.

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Spinal fusion involves many techniques designed to mimic the normal healing process of broken bones. During spinal fusion, your surgeon places bone or a bone-like material within the space between two spinal vertebrae. Metal plates, screws and rods may be used to hold the vertebrae all together, so they can heal into one solid unit.

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Because spinal fusion surgery immobilizes parts of your spine, it changes the way your spine can move. This places additional stress and strain on the vertebrae above and below the fused portion, and may increase the rate at which those areas of your spine degenerate.

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About Minimally Invasive TLIF Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

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Overview  from https://www.becomepainfree.com/

A Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) is an operation often indicated for patients suffering from back and/or leg pain caused by the natural degeneration of the disc space or some type of traumatic event.

The Minimally Invasive TLIF technique is a less invasive option incorporating the use of specially designed instruments that allow surgeons to achieve the same clinical goals of traditional, “open” TLIF but with much smaller incisions, causing less damage to the surrounding soft tissue.

 

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The technique incorporates use of the II Tubular Retractor System and CD  II Spinal System. The METRx® II System provides minimally invasive access to the spine through tubular portals, while the CD  II Spinal System uses an innovative arc device to percutaneously (without a large skin incision) deliver screws and rods for spinal fusion.

* Through a minimal incision in the patient’s back, the surgeon uses specially designed dilators in the  II Tubular Retractor System to spread the muscle and tissues of the back. A tubular retractor, or “portal”, is then inserted over the dilators to maintain a clear pathway to the spine.

* Accessing the spine through the II Tubular Retractor, the surgeon removes a portion of the bone and the disc material, and places an implant in the disc space between the vertebral bodies. This spacer may serve to restore the natural height of the disc space, “unpinch” the nerves, and act as a scaffold for bone growth or “fusion” between the vertebral bodies.

* Finally, the surgeon may use the  Spinal System to place screws and rods in a minimally invasive fashion. These screws and rods are intended to stabilize the vertebral bodies while the bone fuses or heals.

Your browser may not support display of this image. Traditional, “open” TLIFs may often involve significant blood loss and a lengthy hospital stay. However, the Minimally Invasive TLIF technique may offer many patient benefits, including:

* Decreased intraoperative blood loss2
* Shorter hospital stays1
* Smaller incisions and scars
* Decreased post-operative medication needed while in the hospital1

1 Isaacs. Minimally invasive microendoscopy-assisted transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. J. Neurosurg: Spine. 3:98-105, 2005.

2 Park, Won Ha. Comparison of one-level posterior lumbar interbody fusion performed with a minimally invasive approach or a traditional open approach. SPINE 32(5):537-543, 2007.

 

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Adult Stem Cell Therapy, Stem Cell Spine Surgery, Stem Cell Injections, Stem Cell Injection

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What are stem cells?

Contrary to what most people believe, there are two types of stem cells used in the advancement of modern medicine. At Minimally Invasive BecomePainFree.com, we are helping pave the way for the advancement of medicine using the most viable, and ethical method of stem cell healing called Adult Stem Cell Therapy. In living organisms, an adult stem cell is an undifferentiated cell that can produce other cells that eventually make up specialized tissues and organs that they inhabit. Adult stem cells are found in some tissues in the adult body, such as the epidermis of the skin, the lining of the small intestine, and the bone marrow, where they act as natural healers in the regeneration of old or worn tissue.

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Adult Stem Cell Therapy

Adult stem cells move throughout our bodies and have vast potential and limitless capabilities. Although recent advancements in modern medicine have made adult stem cell therapy more widely known, it has been used to successfully treat cancer patients for over 40 years. At Minimally Invasive BecomePainFree.com, we strive to be on the forefront of the advancement of medicine for the sake of our patients. We fully understand the importance of the discovery, and practice, of unlocking the body’s secrets to heal itself, and using the adult stem cell treatment approach allows us to do so.

In this process, called adult (mesenchymal, multipotent) stem cell therapy, we use the patients’ own stem cells to allow for the healing and regenerating process for both minimally invasive surgical and non-invasive procedures for treating the injured, damaged, or painful areas due to aging or degeneration in the spine, knees, hips, shoulders, feet and ankles. Once injected, they function as the building blocks for tissue re-growth and increased blood flow to the ailing areas. The goal of the treatment is to replace damaged cells and to promote the growth of new blood vessels and tissues in order to help the target organ function at a largely improved capacity. The risk of rejection by the patient’s body is virtually non-existent, since the Adult Stem Cells received are directly from the patient. We use a highly advanced method of extracting the adult stem cells from the patient, and recycling them in their own bodies without manipulation during the procedure. This process makes our stem cell treatment safe, ethical, and effective in fulfilling positive medical outcomes. It is important to note that adult stem cell therapy is not controversial because it involves the use of a patient’s own blood and NOT derived from embryos.


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THE REAL EXPERTS IN MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE TREATMENTS, MIS, MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE, Dallas, Coppell, Fort Worth, Addison, Plano Texas, TX

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BecomePainFree.com compared to traditional open spine surgery, utilizes the knowledge of important anatomy, along with cutting-edge technology, to treat your spinal condition without causing undue injury to the surrounding soft tissues. Computer-assisted technology (such as computer navigation, nerve monitoring, and pain mapping) and highly specialized tools and instrumentation provide for the safe and effective treatment of your pain. Nearly all chronic neck and back pain that cam be treated openly (the most invasive), can be performed minimally invasively at MINIMALLY INVASIVE BECOMEPAINFREE.COM. These modern and advanced minimally invasive techniques are used to treat common back and neck degenerative conditions like herniated disc and spinal stenosis, as well as bone spurs, bulging discs, and sciatica to name a few.

MINIMALLY INVASIVE BECOMEPAINFREE.COM doctors are trained spine specialists who never use the typical expandable retractors. Our innovative and cutting edge minimally invasive spine equipment allows us to go between the muscle, often through an incision as small as 3 mm (the size of a large piece of rice), to avoid cutting the muscle altogether, this resulting in the most patient focused procedures which benefits include the smallest incisions you can possibly achieve, less blood loss, and considerably faster recovery times.


A few of the advantages of
MINIMALLY INVASIVE BECOMEPAINFREE.COM:

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Unlike other practices, MINIMALLY INVASIVE BECOMEPAINFREE.COM surgeons are trained spine specialists, more specifically, fellowship-trained and educated in the most innovative, minimally invasive technologies on the medical market. As leaders and innovators in their field, the MINIMALLY INVASIVE BECOMEPAINFREE.COM doctors are advisers to many international spine technology companies and have helped design many groundbreaking tools for the spine surgery industry.

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January 25, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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Texas Spine Consultants, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Spine Fellowship Trained, Dr. Huntly Chapman M.D.

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Dr. Huntly Chapman M.D.

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Dr. Huntly Chapman is an fellowship trained Orthopedic Spine surgeon, specializing in the treatment of low back and neck pain. Dr. Chapman utilizes both conservative non-operative and surgical treatments.Dr. Chapman received his medical degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Canada. He is a fellow of the Royal College of surgeons of Canada and the diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Chapman is an expert in handling worker’s compensation cases, a certified life care planner and is frequently sought out for his expertise in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Chapman is an avid golfer and loves to fish.

Locations:

3900 Junius St., Suite 705
Dallas, TX 75246

4461 Coit Road, Suite 101
Frisco, TX 75035

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