Experience Real Relief with Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Therapy in Dallas
Having an advanced, degenerative disease or injury should not mean that you have to live in pain. Even if you have tissue so damaged that it will not respond to PRP (platelet rich plasma) therapy, you have an alternative that could give you a whole new lease on life. That’s why, at Texas Cell Institute, we offer bone marrow concentrate therapy in Dallas to help our patients find real pain relief without invasive surgery or extensive medical procedures.
How Does Bone Marrow Concentrate Therapy Work?
Your bone marrow is home to a rich and concentrated population of powerful regenerative stem cells. With the aid of IV anesthesia, these cells (called bone marrow aspirate) can easily and comfortably be harvested from your hip. Once the bone marrow aspirate is drawn, we will then process, purify, and concentrate it to create the most potent healing agent possible. Then – using high-tech image-guidance – we will inject it into the affected tissue.
What Can You Expect After BMAC Treatment in Dallas?
After your treatment, we will create a completely personalized post-injection therapy program to help you thoroughly heal and rehabilitate. While traditional treatments like steroids and narcotics provide immediate relief, that relief is almost always temporary and will only mask the pain of the injury. With BMAC treatment in Dallas at Texas Cell Institute, you will experience gradual but potentially permanent pain relief as the bone marrow concentrate therapy takes effect and your body heals and regenerates your damaged tissue.
Patients can expect to feel some soreness and/or swelling during the first two to three days after their injection. This resolves and dissipates entirely after the first week. Every patient is different, and everyone responds differently to bone marrow concentrate therapy, but many patients experience significant improvements starting in as little as two weeks.
With BMAC treatment, our Dallas patients have experienced real, lasting relief through the advanced regenerative power of the stem cells in their own bone marrow. Instead of masking symptoms by repressing the body’s inflammatory response to trauma, injury, or disease, this treatment activates that response, which catalyzes the healing and regenerative process. And, with the help of our network of expert physical therapists, bone marrow concentrate therapy does all that and potentially avoids the need for invasive surgery.
Do you suffer from chronic pain that does not respond to traditional medication or treatments? Find out if you are a good candidate for BMAC treatment in Dallas. Call Texas Cell Institute today at 972-668-9612 for your consultation.
Frequently Asked Question
How long does BMAC take to work?
Unlike the immediate relief of steroids, which simply mask pain symptoms for a short amount of time, BMAC is a gradual process that utilizes the body’s own regenerative cells and signaling mechanisms to promote a curative healing process. Patients usually experience swelling and soreness for the first 2-3 days, which resolves towards the end of the first week after treatment. Response to BMAC is variable with each patient, but in our experience, patients can start to see some improvement in symptoms as early as 2 weeks post-procedure.
What happens after I receive BMAC treatment?
You will be given specific, personalized instructions regarding rehabilitation after the BMAC therapy. It is our experience that proper rehabilitation after the procedure is critically important to optimize a successful outcome for you. We have a network of fantastic therapists we work with and will work closely with your therapist if you already have one you like. Specific exercises, timelines, and goals are tailored individually for each patient. You will be an important, active participant in your own rehabilitation and keep a journal of your daily exercises and resolution of symptoms.
Is the BMAC procedure painful?
With anesthesia, our patients tolerate the BMAC procedure very well. Local anesthesia is also applied to the outer portion of the hip before bone marrow is aspirated, making the procedure significantly more comfortable. Patients typically feel sore from 1-2 weeks after the procedure, which reflects the initiation of the inflammatory response. This inflammatory response begins the healing cascade of events. Our patients usually only need to take very mild analgesics during this time period.
Who is not a good candidate for BMAC?
Patients who may not be candidates include those who are pregnant, on anti-coagulation therapy that is unable to be stopped, active systemic infection, osteoporosis, cancer, significantly low platelet counts & platelet abnormalities.
Are you a good candidate for BMAC therapy?
If you are someone who is suffering from moderate to severe osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal injury that has been resistant to traditional treatments, you are likely a candidate for BMAC therapy. We would be happy to evaluate you and create an individualized treatment protocol.
How does BMAC work to heal musculoskeletal injury?
BMAC contains a large quantity of undifferentiated regenerative cells that can be directly placed within a matrix at the site of joint disease and tissue damage. These cells are able to differentiate and regenerate tissue to heal injury. This therapy is usually reserved for cases of more advanced injury and tissue damage. It can be combined with PRP and tissue scaffolds to optimize successful outcome.
Why is BMAC a treatment I should consider?
Traditionally, we have been able to only offer treatments that mask the pain of musculoskeletal injuries such as anti-inflammatories, steroids & narcotics. Like PRP, BMAC is on the spectrum of potentially curative treatment options and gives our patients the opportunity for you to avoid medications and invasive surgery.
Are there any risks associated with BMAC treatment?
Like PRP, BMAC is an extremely safe treatment, as we are utilizing your body’s own cells. We do all of our procedures in a surgical suite under sterile conditions to minimize the risk of infection. We also use direct image guidance for both accurate placement of cells as well as to minimize risk for injuring nerves and blood vessels.
How is BMAC administered?
After BMAC is processed in our laboratory, it is brought to the operating suite and under sterile conditions, injected into the arthritic joint precisely under X-ray and ultrasound guidance to ensure optimal placement. We give very special attention to accurately placing BMAC.
How is BMAC prepared?
This procedure is done in our operating suite under sterile conditions with the utility of X-ray guidance. Our patients are offered anesthesia for their comfort during this procedure. The posterior portion of the hip is anesthetized and accessed with a cannulated needle. About 60 mL of bone marrow aspirate is obtained and sent for centrifugation, processing and isolation of a powerful concentrate of regenerative cells. These cells are then prepared for precise re-injection to the joint of injury under image guidance.
What are common conditions treated with BMAC?
As compared to PRP, BMAC is often utilized in more advanced and severe arthritic conditions.
What is Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate?
Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC) is an advanced, cutting edge, promising treatment for moderate to severe osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal injuries. Bone Marrow houses a milieu of cells, including those that are undifferentiated and have regenerative capacity. BMAC is obtained by accessing the posterior portion of the hip.