Stem cell therapy for back pain

Posted by musimary @musimary, 6 days ago

Has anyone used stem cell therapy for chronic pain, specifically for arthritis in the spinal cord?

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@musimary, You peaked my interest with your discussion. While I don't have what I would call real back pain I do have degenerative arthritis in my spinal cord and lower back issues that make it hard for me to walk distances. I was not aware of this but did find a few references while you wait for members with experience to respond.

-- Helping the Body Heal Itself: Injected Stem Cells for Back Pain
https://heal.nih.gov/news/stories/injected-stem-cells-back-pain
-- Evaluating the safety and efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of low back pain
https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/physical-medicine-rehabilitation/news/evaluating-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-low-back-pain/mac-20543434

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Not personally, but I know of a neighbor who received stem cell treatment for degenerative disc disease (arthritis?) of the lower spine. She received treatment at a private clinic in Scottsdale to the tune of $85k. No insurance coverage and no positive results. Sorry

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@johnbishop

@musimary, You peaked my interest with your discussion. While I don't have what I would call real back pain I do have degenerative arthritis in my spinal cord and lower back issues that make it hard for me to walk distances. I was not aware of this but did find a few references while you wait for members with experience to respond.

-- Helping the Body Heal Itself: Injected Stem Cells for Back Pain
https://heal.nih.gov/news/stories/injected-stem-cells-back-pain
-- Evaluating the safety and efficacy of mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of low back pain
https://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/physical-medicine-rehabilitation/news/evaluating-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-the-treatment-of-low-back-pain/mac-20543434

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Hi John ~ I'm always impressed with the resources you find to share with us. Have you found any record of longterm use of Lifewave X39? It is a small patch that is worn for 12 hours, then removed for 12 hours before a fresh patch is applied. As I understand it, there is nothing that enters into the body from the patch; rather, it apparently somehow activates the body's natural ability to develop new stem cells (?). Any thoughts?

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@bjk3

Hi John ~ I'm always impressed with the resources you find to share with us. Have you found any record of longterm use of Lifewave X39? It is a small patch that is worn for 12 hours, then removed for 12 hours before a fresh patch is applied. As I understand it, there is nothing that enters into the body from the patch; rather, it apparently somehow activates the body's natural ability to develop new stem cells (?). Any thoughts?

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I've never heard of Lifewave X39 but I will check it out. Thank you

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@mrfixit

Not personally, but I know of a neighbor who received stem cell treatment for degenerative disc disease (arthritis?) of the lower spine. She received treatment at a private clinic in Scottsdale to the tune of $85k. No insurance coverage and no positive results. Sorry

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That's a sad story. Thanks for the info.

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@bjk3

Hi John ~ I'm always impressed with the resources you find to share with us. Have you found any record of longterm use of Lifewave X39? It is a small patch that is worn for 12 hours, then removed for 12 hours before a fresh patch is applied. As I understand it, there is nothing that enters into the body from the patch; rather, it apparently somehow activates the body's natural ability to develop new stem cells (?). Any thoughts?

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Hi @bjk3, I don't have any experience but their is a discussion on the product with a few members who have shared experiences that it helped them.
-- Has anyone tried the Lifewave X39 Patch for Neuropathy?: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/has-anyone-tried-the-lifewave-x39-patch-for-neuropathy/

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I’ve got primary OA of my spine (not joints yet), spinal stenosis, chronic pain syndrome. I’m now using buprenorphine patch 20mcg/x 7 days with great results. You cannot reverse the aging process and PRP has not been approved by FDA for treatment. Exercise is my go to for acute back pain and PT. I also use cannabis higher CBD with lower THC for breakthrough pain instead of oxycodone which I have essentially stopped needing.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4675640/,
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3606549/,
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5491894/,
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18503626/,

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