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Minneapolis Stem Cell Study Reveals Positive Outcomes

Posted at 2:50 PM on Feb 28, 2019


Because stem cell treatment for pain is still considered a relatively new procedure, there is not much available data to determine its efficacy in treating pain of the back, knee, shoulders, elbows and other joints throughout the body.

Few widespread studies have been undertaken and little has been published to determine the efficacy of stem cell treatment for pain. With this lack of medical study, treatment centers across the country such as Twin Cities Pain & Regenerative Medicine are now conducting their own studies to determine the effectiveness of the treatments offered in their own facilities. In fact, we recently completed a study of 77 patient patients outcomes from March 2017 to November 2018.

Our patients received stem cell treatments of various areas in the body, and our study was not part of a controlled trial. All procedures were conducted by our Medical Director Dr. Constantin Starchook, who has been practicing medicine in the Twin Cities for 20 years.

We surveyed our patients' pain levels (on a traditional 0-10 pain scale) at pre-procedure, 1 month, 3 month and 6 month intervals. As noted in the graphic above, study participants reported an average of 42 percent reduction in pain after 1 month, 44 percent after 3 months and 62 percent after 6 months.

These results are fairly typical of anecdotal information we receive from stem cell treatment patients, though we always want to caution that success in this treatment is dependent on many individual factors, including, most importantly, the overall health of the patient before the procedure.

View the full results of our study, in the informational graphic above, and if you are interested in learning more about how stem cell treatment may help you finally conquer your chronic joint pain, call our office today at 952-831-7246.