Spinal bone marrow injections effective for lower back pain 2 years post-op, study finds

Biologics

A two-year study found Creative Medical Technology's StemSpine procedure was effective for treating lower back pain, the biologics company said Sept. 26.

StemSpine uses a patient's own bone marrow aspirate to treat pain, according to a news release. 

The study examined 15 patients between the ages of 38 and 71 who underwent the patented procedure. The procedure was safe for all patients, and 13 of the 15 still displayed durable results after two years. Researchers measured pain scores with the Oswestry Disability Index and Visual Analogue Scale. 

"To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of the clinical efficacy of injecting bone marrow aspirate into areas surrounding the disc, which may repair, remodel and improve the blood supply around the disc and lower back area," Creative Medical Technology president and CEO Timothy Warbington said in the release. 

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