pl-discThe Regenexx PL-Disc and Regenexx-DDD procedures are non-surgical treatments developed to help patients avoid back surgery and high dose epidural steroid side effects. The procedure utilizes the patient’s own natural growth factors to treat bulging or herniated discs, degenerative conditions in the spine, and other spine and neck conditions that cause pain.

Every year, millions of people undergo painful and expensive spine surgeries, or subject themselves to the risk of high dose epidural steroid injections. Frequently, surgery does not help their original pain, and they are left with other painful conditions such as decreased back motion, diminished activity levels, and chronic muscle spasms. Those who choose epidural injections typically experience minimal short term relief, but expose themselves to serious longer term side effects. Regenexx PL-Disc and Regenexx-DDD are advanced platelet injection procedures that can help restore function and provide relief from back pain. These procedures are minimally invasive with a very short recovery period.

Commonly Treated Back, Neck and Disc Injuries and Conditions

Back and Neck Conditions Commonly Treated with Regenerative Procedures

  • Annular Tear
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Bone Spurs
  • Bulging Disc
  • Canal Stenosis
  • Collapsed Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease
  • Degenerative Spine
  • Disc Extrusion
  • Disc Protrusion
  • Facet Disease
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foraminal Narrowing
  • Foraminal Stenosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Nucleus Pulposus (HNP)
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiating Nerve Pain
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Sciatica
  • SI Joint Syndrome
  • Slipped Disc
  • Spinal Narrowing
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Torn Disc
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Disc Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Radiculopathy

Treating Degenerative Disc Disease with Regenexx-DDD

regenexx-ddd-thumbRegenexx-DDD is an extension of PL-Disc and is used to treat degenerative disc disease and other conditions where spinal ligaments and stabilizers have weakened and become lax. To learn more about why this is important view this Regenexx-DDD infographic.

Benefits of Regenexx over Back Surgery & Epidural Steroid Injections:

  • Most low back surgery patients endure lengthy and painful recovery periods. Typically, Regenexx patients can immediately return to activity as tolerated.
  • Traditional low back surgery can cut through important muscles and has a high complication rate.  Depending on the type of surgery, serious complications can be as high as 3-5 people in 100.  Since Regenexx procedures are performed through an injection, there is no damage to important back muscles and the opportunity for complications is greatly decreased.
  • Platelets contain growth factors that can help new blood vessels grow. We believe poor blood supply is at the heart of why many patients with chronically pinched low back nerves fail to heal. While traditional surgery typically weakens the disc and surrounding structure, Regenexx procedures are intended to help heal damaged discs and supportive tissues.
  • Regenexx patients avoid the significant side-effects associated with high dose steroid epidural injections. The amount of anti-inflammatory used in our procedures is about 1,000,000 times less than traditional lumbar epidural steroid injections.

-Click here for an infographic that tells more about the Regenexx-PL procedure…

-Click here for an infographic that shows outcome information for the Regenexx-PL-Disc procedure…

-Click here for outcome information on Regenexx-PL-Disc and PL nerve procedures.

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Are You a Candidate for Regenexx Procedures?

If you are experiencing pain and discomfort from a spine condition, you may be a candidate for treatment using our next-generation procedures. Please complete the Regenexx Procedure Candidate Form below or call us at 888-525-3005.

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