Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC) Therapy
What is BMC Stem Cell Therapy?
Imagine that, instead of managing chronic pain symptoms with medications, devices and invasive surgeries, doctors could use regenerative cells to replace damaged tissue and restore function.
BMC a newer form of injection technique that naturally promotes the regeneration of soft tissue and healing by allowing your body to grow new, healthy cells. The cells are derived from the patient’s own bone marrow concentrate and contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which aid in healing injuries.
Healing occurs naturally in the body when healthy stem cells are made. Stem cells are responsible for growing new tissues. Transplanting healthy stem cells into the body, can help restore or regenerate unhealthy cells so that the damaged area can start functioning properly again. Stem cells generally come from umbilical cord blood, adult blood or adult bone marrow. A patient’s own stem cells can be used, although there also are studies using allogeneic stem cells from one person to another.
There are many different types and uses of stem cells, some good and some bad.
What is PRP used for?
Although research is ongoing, PRP has been found to be useful for Epicondylitis (Tennis/Golfers Elbow), Chronic Wounds, Tendonitis, Bone Healing after Fusion, ACL (Knee) Injuries, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Surgery, etc.
How is the injection performed?
Under sterile conditions, we collect bone marrow from the iliac crest (hip bone). After cleaning the skin, a numbing mediation is provided and then, with the help of fluoroscopic guidance, a needle is used to remove a small portion of bone marrow. This bone marrow is then separated via centrifugation and flow cytometer to isolate the plasma layer which contains concentrated levelse of stem cells. The new bone marrow concentrate is injected alongside the suspected tissue damage. The techniques used to aspirate and inject the bone marrow are minimally invasive and can be performed as an outpatient procedure in just a few hours. The frequency of injections may vary on a case to case basis.
What can I expect after an injection?
Site soreness is fairly typical after a BMC aspiration and injection. Relief from the painful condition treated by BMC may take a few weeks while the tissue undergoes the regeneration process.
What are the side effects to a BMC injection?
Side effects are similar to any injection therapy: bleeding, infection, worsening pain, nerve injuries, tissue damage, or skin discoloration.
BMC is autologous which means that it contains substances that come directly from your own body and blood which reduces the risk for an allergic reaction.
BMC Stem Cell Therapy is now available at Spine Pain Diagnostics Associates.
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