The Bone Marrow is Extracted From the Back of the Patient’s Pelvis
Although Regenerative Cells Are Naturally Present In Almost All Tissues In Varying Degrees, The Highest Concentration Occurs In The Bone Marrow.
This highest concentration of regenerative cells in the human body occur in the hip bone. The Bone Marrow Aspirate (which contains these cells) is gathered by suctioning the bone marrow from the hip bone with a tiny needle. Since the patient is given a local anesthetic, there is only minimal discomfort during the procedure.
The aspirate includes platelets, regenerative cells, and other kinds of cells used in Cellular Therapy.
Concentrated bone marrow aspirate can be injected to the site of tissue damage or injury
After aspiration, the concentrated bone marrow aspirate (which contains your regenerative cells) is separated from non-useful substances and cells. The bone marrow is spun in a machine known as a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the material at a high speed, and this process separates the platelets and cells from the remainder of the blood products and concentrates the regenerative cells. We inject the concentrated bone marrow into the site of tissue damage.
In the case of the back, we can inject the concentrated bone marrow aspirate into the facet joints or into the intervertebral discs depending on the exact cause of your pain. Sometimes, depending on the diagnosis and clinical picture, this is done in combination with The Discseel® Procedure.
We use ultrasound guidance or x-ray fluoroscopy to increase the precision and accuracy of administration and decrease the likelihood of complications.
One of the keys to success is the correct diagnosis. In the case of back pain, this is critical, and we have a comprehensive process to try to diagnose the cause of your back pain. Depending on the cause of your pain, bone marrow aspirate concentrate may be an excellent option for you.