Stem Cell Spinal Treatments FAQs – Anil Kesani MD
Dr. Anil Kumar Kesani is a spinal surgeon working at SpineMD in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. For years, Dr. Anil Kesani has been specializing in minimally invasive treatments for spine conditions, including disc replacement, spinal injections, and stem cell spinal treatments.
Here are a few common questions about stem cell spinal treatments and how it is used in the treatment of spinal problems:
Question: What stem cells are used in the treatment of spinal problems?
Answer: Stem cells can have numerous sources. Primary sources for the treatment of spinal problems are human amniotic fluid and umbilical cord tissue. Also, mesenchymal stem cells can be extracted from bone marrow. These are classified as allogeneic mesenchymal cells.
Q: What are the advantages of treating spinal cord injuries with stem cells?
A: Although intensive research is currently being performed, stem cell therapy if proven to be effective offers the potential of allowing spinal cord tissue to regenerate and regain lost function from a spinal cord injury.
Q: Can stem cells heal spinal cord injuries?
A: The research into stem cells is ongoing. However, many case studies exist, and a growing body of research suggests their effectiveness in combination with other rehabilitative therapies.
For more information about nonoperative treatments, visit Dr. Anil Kesani’s YouTube site here.