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Chronic hip and leg pain

Chronic Pain | Last Active: May 24 8:22am | Replies (15)

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Hi, Insurance will not cover the procedure yet. I am still looking into whether this will work for the back, but places like Regenexx (I’m not advertising this place because I’ve only read their own claims) cite success for this area.

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Hello @robbinr,

I am not sure if I provided this information in this discussion yet and I apologize if you have already seen this information from me before. Here is some information on the Regenerative Medicine Consult Service at Mayo Clinic. The following is the process should you choose to call the number regarding stem cell therapies at Mayo Clinic. They may be able to better answer questions about what treatments are out there for different areas of the body:

Transplant Call-in Center

What to expect when you call the number:
– An employee will answer and ask the nature of why you are calling
– Say you are interested to stem cells for osteoarthritis or whichever joint ails you
– The employee will funnel your call to the appropriate coordinators from there
– For joint issues, you will be transferred to PMR (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
– Appointment coordinators will ask more specific questions (inclusion and exclusion criteria)

If you meet the criteria:

– You will be asked to send in your records and a doctor will look at it in a case-by-case basis

Important Notes to be Aware of:

– PMR is a busy practice, so wait times may exist but answers will be given
– If a treatment exists in the clinic for a diagnosis (i.e. Leukemia) stem cells are not offered
– Price is out of pocket
– Types of stem cell treatments offered are Bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) injections and Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections. You can find more specific information on these types of injections here, http://mayocl.in/2AUIoAn.