Each spinal vertebra (spinal bone) has a hole in the middle — the spinal canal — through which the nerves and spinal cord run. When structures inside or outside the spinal canal put pressure on these nerves, it’s called spinal stenosis.
Because the nerves that run through the spine are pain-sensitive and connect to your legs, you can get lower back pain as well as weakness or numbness in your legs or feet. People with spinal stenosis tend to suffer from standing intolerance, and standing for any length of time can cause back pain or leg symptoms that immediately improve once they sit down.
Common more conservative treatments include physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and high-dose epidural steroid injections to help reduce swelling around the nerves. However, although steroid injections temporarily help the pain, they can have severe side effects and reduce your body’s ability to heal.
If all of the above fails, spinal stenosis is treated with surgery to decompress the area, which often means removing bone, disc, and ligaments around the tight spot in the spinal canal. Other times, spinal fusion surgery is performed (hardware is inserted to bolt the spinal bones together), but this can lead to adjacent segment disease (ASD), where areas above and below the fusion can get damaged over time.
Additionally, spinal surgery comes with significant downtime.
That’s why we’ve developed a different approach.
During Rejuvenexx outpatient procedures, custom concentrations of your body’s natural healing agents are injected into the exact areas of damage in the spine. Treatments use only your own blood to make super-concentrated platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or your own bone marrow concentrate (BMC), which contains stem cells.
Spinal stenosis treatment may include Rejuvenexx -DDD protocol, which is the world’s first alternative to stenosis surgery that allows you to maintain your normal anatomy. Best of all, your downtime will be a fraction of what it is with surgery and generally requires little or no opioid pain medications or time off of work.
Join Chris Centeno, MD, founder of Rejuvenexx , to learn how Rejuvenexx procedures can help treat your back pain without surgery and lead to a faster recovery.
During this free webinar you’ll learn:
At Rejuvenexx , we want the best outcomes for everyone. So we’ve developed a process to determine if our treatments may be right for you.
During your initial appointment, your Rejuvenexx doctor will use our four-part SANS (stability, articulation, neuromuscular, and symmetry) evaluation to identify the underlying causes of your pain. Your doctor will examine your injury through a full range of motion and may use ultrasound to observe the inner workings in real time.
This is important, as research shows that an MRI indicating stenosis isn’t enough to appropriately diagnose stenosis as the cause of back pain.
Watch a real Rejuvenexx spinal procedure performed by a certified Rejuvenexx physician:
Our goal is to use the least invasive, least expensive procedure to get the desired results. Your Rejuvenexx physician will work with you to determine whether that would be a platelet procedure or a BMC procedure.
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