Degenerative Disc Disease
If you have been diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, now is the time to choose regeneration instead of degeneration.
Dr. Greenberg’s team will perform The Greenberg Method, including a complete history and review of your most recent radiographs to examine the state of your neck and head.
Due to cervical instability at the top of the spinal column, there may be pinching of a nerve due to arthritic degradation, osteophyte formations or worn out and thinning capsular ligaments.
The optimal way to stabilize the region is not to kill nerves to block pain or fuse vertebrae but to repair and regenerate the soft tissues and bone structures of the upper neck.
If you are an appropriate candidate for The Greenberg Method, Dr. Greenberg will treat mild cases of disc disease with Prolotherapy.
Generally, for moderate to severe disc degeneration, Dr. Greenberg will use Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), sometimes synergized with Stem Cell Treatments. PRP contains powerful healing factors including the Interleukin cytokines of IL-1, IL-4, and IL-6, plus FGF-2 (fibrin-growth factor) and TGF-β1 (tissue growth factor) which support the regeneration of cartilage, ligaments, tendons and muscles. PRP also contains BMP (bone morphogenic protein) that can strengthen and regenerate bone structures plus several other growth factors.
(TGM) Stem Cell treatments developed by Dr. Greenberg use adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRCs) that are taken from the patient’s own fat cells. ADRCs contain multipotent stem cells, and human skeletal stem cells (HSSC), which can regenerate bone and tissue. There are also several cytokines or healing factors such as A2M that blocks arthritic proteins, and IL-1RA, which moderates inflammation. The presence of bone morphogenic proteins (BMP), transcription factors, exosomes all combine to give the stem cell cocktail its regenerative power.
Dr. Greenberg will discuss the objectives of each treatment and explain the therapeutic options that are most appropriate for your case. You may receive a treatment every three weeks or so over several months.
TGM treatments have lower infection risks than surgeries, shorter recovery times and are opioid-free. Dr. Greenberg is a holistically-centered physician who not only treats your physical injury but he also addresses You. We support your recovery through proper nutrition, supplements, and innovative therapies to nurture a sense of wellness for your body and mind.
If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 833-440-4325.