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Spine Pain Specialist

Precision Regenerative Medicine -  - Regenerative Medicine Specialist

Precision Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine Specialist located in Scottsdale, AZ

Spine pain most often affects your neck and lower back, areas where chronic pain can halt your daily life. If other treatments haven’t solved your spine pain, you still have hope with regenerative therapies. Tammy Penhollow, DO, at Precision Regenerative Medicine in Scottsdale, Arizona, specializes in today’s most innovative and effective regenerative treatments, including platelet-rich plasma and stem cell therapy. If you’re ready to explore new treatment options for spine pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Spine Pain Q&A

What causes spine pain?

Neck and back pain often arise from soft tissue injuries like pulled muscles or ligaments. These injuries typically occur during athletic activities, while lifting a heavy object, or a whiplash injury.

Overuse injuries are another common source of neck and back pain. When you repeatedly make the same movement, soft tissues develop small tears. If you don’t give your body time to heal, these tiny tears progressively turn into serious ruptures.

As you get older, degenerative changes lead to neck and lower back pain. Common age-related problems include:

  • Facet joint arthritis
  • Thickened ligaments
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Slipped vertebra
  • Degenerative disc disease
     

All of the conditions in this list can cause pinched nerves, a condition called radiculopathy. If you have a pinched spinal nerve, you may experience pain or tingling that radiates down your arms or legs. 

How does regenerative medicine treat spine pain? 

As a regenerative medicine specialist, Dr. Penhollow offers several treatments that effectively relieve your pain by reducing inflammation and actively healing the damaged tissues. Your treatment may include: 

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections

Dr. Penhollow takes a sample of your blood and separates the platelets to produce PRP. After she injects PRP at the injured tissues causing your neck or back pain, the platelets release growth factors. Growth factors then accelerate healing and regulate inflammation. 

Stem cell therapy

Dr. Penhollow offers stem cell therapy using autologous orthobiologics, which means she uses your own stem cells harvested from bone marrow in your hip.

This treatment, called bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) therapy, produces results because bone marrow contains adult stem cells called mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs).

After Dr. Penhollow separates and concentrates MSCs, she injects them next to the damaged tissues in your spine. MSCs regenerate new discs, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other tissues. 

Prolotherapy

During a prolotherapy treatment, Dr. Penhollow injects a solution containing sugar and a local anesthetic. The sugar activates the healing response, which in turn recruits platelets and stem cells to the area. 

How can I rehabilitate my spine to prevent pain? 

Dr. Penhollow may recommend treatment with EmSculpt® to strengthen your core muscles and stabilize your spine. EmSculpt uses electromagnetic energy to stimulate the growth of new muscle tissue. Increasing muscle mass around the spine can help prevent future spine pain.

If you need relief from spine pain, call Precision Regenerative Medicine or book an appointment online today.