Stem Cells - neurosurgery

What is discopathy?

Discopathy is a disease which affects intervertebral discs, which are disks found between two of the vertebrae in the vertebral column. The most common type of the disease is degenerative discopathy which is a process that mainly takes place due to osteoarthritis. It can be described as the stiffening, and also gradual settlement of the discs, which commonly affects those found at the base of the lumbar, between the L5 and S1 vertebrae. Discopathy is the most common vertebral column disease.

What causes discopathy?

Discopathy occurs due to the deterioration or wear and tear of one or several intervertebral discs over time, linked to osteoarthritis. The latter disease is a chronic ailment that can be identified through persistent joint aches and pains which are caused when the cartilage and the joint itself become abnormally worn down.

Discopathy can occur at any age, despite the fact that old age is one of the contributing factors. The disease usually occurs because of repetitive microtrauma or physical stress, but it can also be caused by congenital anomalies. Intervertebral disc wear can appear anywhere along the spine, but it quite often occurs in the lower back, the lumbar.

Treatment of discopathy with ADSC stem cells

An innovative and effective method of treating discopathy is injection of mesenchymal ADSC stem cells isolated from the patient’s own body fat. ADSC stem cells have the innovative ability to transform into different types of specialized cells, building, among others, cartilage, muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments. They also stop scarring processes, promote angiogenesis and stop the process of cell death due to hypoxia. These cells strengthen the natural capacity of tissues to regenerate them.

The treatment of ADDC stem cell discopathy involves the removal of adipose tissue by thin-needle abdominal liposuction, purification, preparation and administration directly to the damaged site to initiate tissue regeneration and repair. The procedure can be performed under local or general anesthesia.

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