Dr. Sol Kamson is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest, most innovative research findings in the field of pain relief treatment due to injury- or age-related tissue loss and damage.
Regenerative medicine techniques can be used in some cases as an alternative to or add-on treatment for orthopedic surgery procedures and/or spinal disease. One such disorder is degenerative disc disease, which occurs when the tissue in one’s intervertebral discs wears away, causing chronic pain and/or arthritis.
Degenerative disc disease has traditionally been treated with surgeries such as disc replacement and spinal fusion. With the advent of regenerative therapies, these degrading discs can help heal themselves without surgical intervention. This type of therapy works to trigger your body’s innate healing abilities. Natural substances are placed within the area of pain to stimulate collagen growth. These new collagen fibers strengthen the areas that are affected and relieve pain.
Dr. Kamson offers three types of regenerative materials within his treatment plans: platelet-rich plasma (PRP), BioD, and MatriStem.
PRP is made up of concentrated platelet cells that come from a patient’s own blood, making it a safe, natural substance for use in regenerative medicine. The PRP is injected into the site of injury, and its natural growth factors aid in speeding up and stimulating the healing process. PRP is useful in a variety of orthopedic ailments.
BioD is composed of placental afterbirth tissue cells in addition to cells taken from live donors in the midst of childbirth. The proteins, growth factors, and other potent material in these cells are placed with the pain area or injured site for help in recovery and relief. Sol Kamson has used BioD during microdiscectomy, discectomy, interspinal muscle or nerve bundle protection, and laminectomy procedures.
MatriStem is derived from pig bladders. The tissue used in MatriStem is a complex protein that is similar in makeup to human tissue. The cells in this substance help prevent the formation of scars. They trigger cells to revert to their normal activities related to healing. MatriStem is used in a variety of procedures, particularly those stemming from sports injuries.
Regenerative therapy for degenerative disc disease and other orthopedic issues is the least invasive technique to help with alleviating back, neck, and other areas of pain involving joints and discs. This promising treatment offers relief for those who suffer from acute or chronic spinal pain.
Contact Dr. Solomon Kamson and the team at the Spine Institute Northwest in Bothell, WA, to discover more about regenerative therapy and whether this is a route you should explore to get back to living life to the fullest.