Stem Cell Therapy & Headaches
Colorado Headache Treatment Center
There is a lot of conflicting and controversial information about stem
cells in the media, and before going further we would like to clarify
the following: Stem cells can be harvested from anyone, including you,
and the most common type of clinical stem cells (including those used
to treat headaches) are mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) which are usually
taken from adult bone marrow and adipose tissue.
Our team will be more than happy to address any questions or concerns you
may have about stem cells. We believe in providing patients with honest,
forthright information and would never push someone into treatment they
do not feel comfortable with.
How Stem Cells Treat Headaches
Stem cells are essentially “blank cells” which take on the
properties of the surrounding cells. By removing stem cells from one part
of the body and transferring them to another, we can heal areas where
the existing cells have been damaged or destroyed. Recent studies have
found that inserting stem cells into the area where a headache originates
can help reduce pain and possibly eliminate the problem altogether.
Headaches are still a mystery in many ways, but stem cell therapy has proven
to be an extremely effective treatment method for many patients. Some
medical researchers have suggested that the tissues in and around the
area where headaches originate have been damaged and inserting stem cells
here help the body heal.
Work With a Renowned Headache Specialist
Dr. Silva, acting director of the Interventional Headache Center of Colorado,
is a leading headache specialist. He has been researching the effect of
stem cells on headaches for several years and made incredible headway
with numerous patients. We extract stem cells from bone marrow in a minimally
invasive procedure and cultivate them for use in the headache area. Results
from treatment may include long-term headache remission and reduced pain
during a headache.