The degenerative changes that occur in your spine as you get older can lead to chronic back pain and may be challenging to treat. A pioneer in the application of many new minimally invasive treatments for the management of pain, interventional pain management specialist, Nameer Haider, MD, FAAPM&R, DABPM, at Cell Bionics Institute has developed the Biodisc® procedure to reduce pain caused by various spine conditions, including those related to aging. To learn more about the procedure that Dr. Haider trademarked, contact the office in Sterling, Virginia or Utica, New York, by phone or online today.
The Biodisc procedure is an intradiscal stem cell injection Dr. Haider uses to treat pain caused by spinal disc degeneration or damage. When injected into the damaged tissue, the stem cells stimulate the growth factors and stem cells naturally found within the lumbar (lower back) or cervical (neck) discs to boost the regeneration process and allow the intervertebral disc to heal naturally.
The Biodisc procedure, which is trademarked by Dr. Haider, applies the latest scientific and technological advances for the treatment of spinal disease and is the modern alternative to invasive surgery, such as spinal fusion or discectomy.
Dr. Haider may recommend the Biodisc procedure if you’re suffering from neck or back pain caused by damaged intervertebral discs, which are the soft cushion discs that separate each of your vertebrae. Some of these conditions may include:
As you get older, the discs that separate each of your vertebrae degenerate and lose their ability to work proficiently to support the spine. Your vertebrae may then compress the damaged disc, causing the space to narrow, which irritates the nerve and leads to inflammation and pain.
A herniated disc occurs when there’s a tear in the outer layer of your intervertebral disc, allowing the center to bulge out. The herniation itself may cause pain and inflammation. However, the disc may also compress a nerve root, resulting in severe pain.
Dr. Haider develops individualized treatment plans for the management of pain conditions, including those that affect the spine. With every treatment, Dr. Haider works to help with your current health situation while also keeping your future health in mind. Before he recommends the Biodisc procedure, he first conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine the proper diagnosis, which is essential for maximal healing.
Your Biodisc treatment is an outpatient procedure Dr. Haider performs in the state-of-the-art surgical suite at the office. He begins the procedure by first collecting stem cells from your bone marrow using advanced X-ray guided technology. After Dr. Haider prepares your stem cells, he uses a minimally invasive technique to administer the stem cells to your damaged disc.
To maximize healing of your damaged disc, Dr. Haider recommends you avoid any exercise that tires or stresses your joints for several weeks following your procedure.
About 6-8 weeks after your Biodisc procedure, Dr. Haider has you return to the office to assess the progress of your healing. To maximize your healing, he may suggest repeating the Biodisc process and adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, which he refers to as Biodisc intradiscal PRP injection.
To learn more about the Biodisc procedure and how it can help alleviate your back or neck pain, contact Cell Bionics Institute by phone or request an appointment online today.