Stem Cells Offer Fresh Hope for Back Pain Sufferers

Jun 20, 2019

There’s now fresh new hope for people who experience back pain caused by intervertebral disc degeneration.

It’s because of the hard work and groundbreaking research from the Perelman School of Medicine, the School of Veterinary Medicine and the School of Engineering and Applied Science that there’s now a positive outcome in sight.

University of Pennsylvania researchers believe that they have found a solution to intervertebral disc degeneration, a common condition frequently leading to severe neck and back pain.

This specific condition is caused by the wearing out of the intervertebral discs which, when they are functioning normally, cushion the bones of the spine from the stresses and strains of normal activity.

Typically, doctors treat this type of degeneration with surgery to fuse the bones of the spine, or replace deteriorating discs with new discs made from artificial materials.

Although this can offer some relief, it does not provide a complete solution for the patient, as the full function of the spine usually cannot be fully restored (and often results in long term bouts of chronic pain)

Unfortunately, until very recently, this has been the only and best option available… leaving millions of people to deal with constant suffering.  

Thankfully, this is not the only solution anymore.

The University of Pennsylvania’s multi-disciplinary team are now using stem cells to create a brand new disc which can replace the worn out tissue – all made from a patient’s own stem cells.

For fifteen years, the University’s bioengineers have taken stem cells which are undifferentiated cells, meaning they can be used to create new types of cells, and have used them to build replacement discs.

First in the laboratory, then in small animal experiments, and now in large animals. Scientists have been able to successfully begin building brand new discs which can be accepted by the body and which function just like the originals.

Professor Robert L. Mauck and his team have been able to insert the bioengineered discs into the spine and are proud to report that they are functioning like normal tissue.

This is an incredible finding to say the least!

He goes on to say that the new technique shows great promise for patients suffering from spine degeneration.

Since existing treatments don’t offer a complete restoration of movement, this new approach with bioengineered discs shows great promise to act as a natural and normally functioning part of the body, offering the hope of complete relief from pain and discomfort.

 

To your health,

The Healing Miracle Team

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66 Comments

  1. Andi

    Very precious, I keep tracking the research on stem cells

    Reply
  2. Irene Hudec

    Could be great! I have back pain since 2016 and my life is not the same.

    Reply
  3. George Ee

    Thank you for the very encouraging news. In my opinion,
    all the neck, back and spine pains will be overjoyed by
    the discovery of this new technique of treatment.

    Reply
  4. Joanna

    Not clear on bioengeneered disc? Is it created outside the body and surgically inserted or are there stem cells able to repair damaged discs internally without removal?

    Reply
    • THM Team

      Most of the stem cell therapy discussed in The Healing Miracle features stem cells harvested from the individual patient – in many cases from their own adipose tissue (also known as fat). There is also discussion around bone marrow stem cells and umbilical cord stem cells.

      Reply
  5. Barbara Devaney

    My husband had stem cells in his back 7 months ago. There has been no change in the pain in his back. He is having an MRI which shows that there is a lot of degeneration in his back. Do you use stem cells from his body to create this disk? Or are they used from another person’s body? He’s 88 years old and I’m not sure that has stem cells are producing as they should. Would like to have your opinion on this.

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    • THM Team

      Most of the stem cell therapy discussed in The Healing Miracle features stem cells harvested from the individual patient – in many cases from their own adipose tissue (also known as fat). There is also discussion around bone marrow stem cells and umbilical cord stem cells.

      Reply
  6. Jesse

    Great article, and awesome news
    unfortunately this procedure is probably not covered by insurance so many will not be able to afford such a procedure.

    Reply
  7. Ora Dennis

    I have been diagnosed with multiple disc herniations in the thoracic spine. I have osteoarthritis of the spine & 8 failed back surgeries. Prognosis – I will become paralyzed & am almost permanently on morphine medication & hospitalized for pain management.
    Are there any Neurosurgeons in South Africa offering stem cell treatment?

    Reply
    • THM Team

      A network of stem cell specialists are available to provide more personalized answers – http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today. They can connect you with a stem cell specialist in your area to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?” and to help you find the solution that works best for you. If you are outside the US, they also have international connections and may be able to refer you to a specialist in your area. Additionally, a simple Google search (“stem cell clinic” + your region) will pull up a list of treatment centers near you. Always consult your own health care provider to ensure your care is in the best possible hands.

      Reply
  8. EVERETT FERGUSON

    I enjoyed the article but, I would like to have some info about the present availability.

    Reply
  9. Carol Minehardt

    Currently have bulging discs at L1 – S1. Also arthritis in the facets. Had L4L5 fusion with titanium cage for years ago with excellent result until this happened. Wondering if stem cells can help me and where in the Greenville- Spartanburg area of SC.

    Reply
    • THM Team

      A network of stem cell specialists are available to provide more personalized answers – http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today. They can connect you with a stem cell specialist in your area to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?” and to help you find the solution that works best for you. If you are outside the US, they also have international connections and may be able to refer you to a specialist in your area. Additionally, a simple Google search (“stem cell clinic” + your region) will pull up a list of treatment centers near you. Always consult your own health care provider to ensure your care is in the best possible hands.

      Reply
  10. Darla

    Who do I talk with for a consultation on this subject? My husband is having this issue & his doctor recommended the fusion.

    Thank you!

    Reply
    • THM Team

      For more specific recommendations about your personal health, a network of stem cell specialists is available to provide more personalized answers – http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today. They can connect you with a stem cell specialist in your area to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?” and to help you find the solution that works best for you.

      Reply
  11. Aiona

    Good article, what about stem cell reach for bone density especially spinal vertebrae?
    Thank you,
    Aiona

    Reply
    • THM Team

      While we are unable to make specific recommendations about your personal health, a network of stem cell specialists is available to provide more personalized answers – http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today. They can connect you with a stem cell specialist in your area to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?” and to help you find the solution that works best for you.

      Reply
  12. Tatiana

    How soon we can expect this method become available and would be cost be affordable?

    Reply
    • THM Team

      While affordability is subjective to the individual, a network of stem cell specialists is available to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?” at http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today. They will have more information on the costs associated with the various treatment options. As with many innovations, as it becomes mainstream practice, costs will likely reduce. Costs will vary with each treatment center and the specific treatment required.

      Reply
  13. Janet Goings

    How soon will there be clinical trials on humans and how can we sign up for them?

    Reply
    • THM Team

      The Healing Miracle works with a network of stem cell specialists is available to provide more personalized answers – http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?” They may have information on trials in your area.
      You can also check out this resource https://ipscell.com/find-a-clinical-trial/ which has US information and also has information on international locations as well.

      Reply
  14. Monica

    Discovering stem cells for ALS treatment would be miraculous. This horrible disease needs to have treatment.

    Reply
  15. Douglas Downs

    Is this procedure available yet? Not that I could afford it. But if it is available I’d be interested to know what it would cost and where its done.

    Reply
    • THM Team

      While affordability is subjective to the individual, a network of stem cell specialists is available to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?” at http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today. They will have more information on the costs associated with the various treatment options. As with many innovations, as it becomes a mainstream practice, costs will likely reduce. Costs will vary with each treatment center and the specific treatment required.

      Reply
  16. Nancy

    Great! Good news for those of us having back issue. Wonder if it would work on spondylolisthesis?

    Reply
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  17. Clotilde Polentes

    This bioengineered disc still requires extensive surgery ?

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    • THM Team

      We invite you to watch the full docuseries and learn more about Stem Cell treatment and therapies from the doctors, scientists and specialists in this field http://www.stemcelldocuseries.com

      Reply
  18. Rosa

    Want to learn more about this topic.

    Reply
    • THM Team

      Every individual should do their own research and, working with a trusted medical provider, make the decision about what is right for their particular situation.
      We invite you to watch the full docuseries and learn more about Stem Cell treatment and therapies from the doctors, scientists and specialists in this field http://www.stemcelldocuseries.com

      Reply
  19. Todd Dell

    Do, we’re not into human trials yet?

    Can you tell me who to contact to be wait listed for research on my body?

    Reply
    • THM Team

      The Healing Miracle works with a network of stem cell specialists is available to provide more personalized answers – http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today to answer the question, “”Are Stem Cells Right For You?”” They may have information on trials in your area.
      You can also check out this resource https://ipscell.com/find-a-clinical-trial/ which has US information, and also has information on international locations as well.

      Reply
  20. cheryl craig

    I am very interested in this subject as I have degenerative disc disease. I tried searching through the Perelman School of Medicine to see their research and also if their are any clinical trials going on and can’t find anything about it. Can you direct me as to where I could get further information? Thank you so much for giving me hope!

    Reply
    • THM Team

      “While there is a great deal of ongoing research into the benefits of stem cell therapy for various conditions, injuries and diseases, The Healing Miracle has limited information readily available on that particular topic. We recommend:

      · searching the internet using a simple Google search to find recent articles, studies and research (ie “”stem cell + _________””)

      · join the Facebook group Stem Cells 101 and ask that community to share their experience about this condition https://www.facebook.com/groups/stemcells101/

      · visit the blog site http://www.thehealingmiracle.com to review the articles there http://www.thehealingmiracle.com/

      · contact http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today to be connected with a stem cell specialist who may have more information relating to this particular condition

      Reply
  21. Pat

    These are man made discs? I thought the disc area would be injected with one’s own stem cells from fat and that would regenerate the broken down disc.

    Reply
  22. brian

    Thanks

    Reply
    • THM Team

      Thank you for your support and encouraging words.

      Reply
  23. Adel Saleh

    Great news, but hurry.

    Reply
  24. Karen Kertz

    How do I get this?

    Reply
    • THM Team

      A network of stem cell specialists are available to provide more personalized answers – http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today. They can connect you with a stem cell specialist in your area to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?” and to help you find the solution that works best for you. If you are outside the US, they also have international connections and may be able to refer you to a specialist in your area. Additionally, a simple Google search (“stem cell clinic” + your region) will pull up a list of treatment centers near you. Always consult your own health care provider to ensure your care is in the best possible hands.

      Reply
  25. Arlene Macdonald

    Can this help with someone who had a few vertebras fused?

    Reply
    • THM Team

      For more specific recommendations about your personal health, a network of stem cell specialists is available to provide more personalized answers – http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today. They can connect you with a stem cell specialist in your area to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?” and to help you find the solution that works best for you.

      Reply
  26. Martie

    What about knees? Can the knees also be treated in the same way?

    Reply
    • THM Team

      While we are unable to make specific recommendations about your personal health, a network of stem cell specialists is available to provide more personalized answers – http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today. They can connect you with a stem cell specialist in your area to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?” and to help you find the solution that works best for you.

      Reply
  27. Rudi CUSMANO

    Could we have details about stem cells operation?

    Reply
    • THM Team

      We invite you to watch the full docuseries and learn more about Stem Cell treatment and therapies from the doctors, scientists and specialists in this field http://www.stemcelldocuseries.com

      Reply
  28. Rudi CUSMANO

    Can we have details of the technique of the stem cells. Thank you.

    Reply
    • THM Team

      Most of the stem cell therapy discussed in The Healing Miracle features stem cells harvested from the individual patient – in many cases from their own adipose tissue (also known as fat). There is also discussion around bone marrow stem cells and umbilical cord stem cells.

      Reply
  29. Kathi

    Where would one go for such a treatment?

    Reply
    • THM Team

      The experts featured in The Healing Miracle have created http://www.StemHotline.com (or call Toll Free 1-888-414-7836) to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?” and they can direct you to stem cell specialists in your area. If you are outside the US, StemHotline.com also has international connections and may be able to refer you to a specialist in your area. A simple Google search (“stem cell clinic” + your region) will pull up a list of treatment centers near you. Always consult your own health care provider to ensure your care is in the best possible hands.

      Reply
  30. Moneca Graham

    Of course it is wonderful news–to a current back pain patient. But I hope to God the animals who sacrificed their mobility–certainly voice box, and maybe life, were treated for pain, with respect, and in ending their lives experienced a “leaving” with compassion and dignity.

    Reply
  31. Rudi CUSMANO

    I already said on the previous chapter that to have not specified what is the technique of the stem cells and what it
    costs.

    Reply
    • THM Team

      Doing your own research is very important but the experts featured in The Healing Miracle have created http://www.StemHotline.com (or call Toll Free 1-888-414-7836) to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?”. They will have more information on the costs associated with the various treatment options. As with many innovations, as it becomes a mainstream practice, costs will likely reduce. Costs will vary with each treatment center and the specific treatment required.

      Reply
  32. Lorraine Huska

    Have severe ddd to lumbar & cervical spine! Please inform of your cost I am 65yrs suffered for yrs from ignorant Drs abusive husband & wirk management njurues improperly compensted MRIS after waitng for yrs as very backwards health care system! What is your cost I am a Canadian & this is my last hope!.

    Reply
    • THM Team

      While affordability is subjective to the individual, the experts featured in The Healing Miracle have created http://www.StemHotline.com (or call Toll Free 1-888-414-7836) to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?”. They will have more information on the costs associated with the various treatment options. As with many innovations, as it becomes mainstream practice, costs will likely reduce. Costs will vary with each treatment center and the specific treatment required.

      Reply
  33. Laurel plankenhorn

    Sounds to good to be true … I have scoliosis with a 4 degree curvature with degenerative disc …
    want to make an appointment to see someone to have a discussion , and make a plan for my rebuilding of my neck and spine …

    Reply
    • THM Team

      While there is a great deal of ongoing research into the benefits of stem cell therapy for various conditions. The Healing Miracle has limited information readily available on that particular topic. We recommend:

      · searching the internet using a simple Google search to find recent articles, studies and research (ie “”stem cell + _________””)

      · join the Facebook group Stem Cells 101 and ask that community to share their experience about this condition https://www.facebook.com/groups/stemcells101/

      · visit the blog site http://www.thehealingmiracle.com to review the articles there http://www.thehealingmiracle.com/

      · contact http://www.StemCellHotline.net/today to be connected with a stem cell specialist who may have more information relating to this particular condition

      Reply
  34. Connie

    I am missing several discs.
    Is this covered by Medicare?

    Reply
    • THM Team

      “Stem cell research and treatments are still considered experimental in many ways. And pharmaceutical companies have been doing their best to slow (if not block) developments in this area of medical science. As a result, insurance companies do not cover the costs. It is up to all of us to encourage our insurance companies to cover it, support the research and help bring this into mainstream practice. Ask your insurance company why they don’t cover it. Tell them you want it. Explain why you need it.

      Assess the cost associated with stem cell treatment vs the costs associated with non-treatment or options available through conventional medicine.

      Conventional medicine:
      · $$$ medication (with a long list of side effects)
      · $$$ time off work
      · $$$ surgery and hospital care
      · $$$ recovery time or physio therapy
      · $$$ risk of infection, requiring more care & more medication
      · What is the prognosis for success?
      · What additional risks do you face by opting for conventional treatment?

      Most insurance companies cover a lot of these costs. While the treatment cost for stem cell treatment may have a significant price tag, the long-term, overall costs are lower.”

      Reply
  35. Harold

    Was hoping stem cell therapy could be used for disk regeneration. I probably can’t afford it but good to know

    Reply
  36. Faisal Forhart

    Tell me where I can go and have this procedure done and at what cost

    Reply
    • THM Team

      The experts featured in The Healing Miracle have created http://www.StemHotline.com (or call Toll Free 1-888-414-7836) to answer the question, “Are Stem Cells Right For You?” and they can direct you to stem cell specialists in your area. If you are outside the US, StemHotline.com also has international connections and may be able to refer you to a specialist in your area. A simple Google search (“stem cell clinic” + your region) will pull up a list of treatment centers near you. Always consult your own health care provider to ensure your care is in the best possible hands.

      As for cost, the website http://www.StemHotline.com (or call Toll Free 1-888-414-7836) will have more information on the costs associated with the various treatment options. As with many innovations, as it becomes a mainstream practice, costs will likely reduce. Costs will vary with each treatment center and the specific treatment required.

      Reply
  37. Aferdita Rrecaj

    Hi,
    Is there a stem cell therapy for the back in UK?

    Reply
    • THM Team

      EuroStemCell (www.eurostemcell.org) is a network of scientists and academics, providing independent, expert-reviewed information and educational resources on stem cells. They may be able to assist you in locating a clinic in our area. We encourage you to consult with your own health care provider as well, to ensure your care is in the best possible hands.

      Reply

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