NeoSpine Performs First Spinal Stem Cell Injection Procedure in Washington

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 22, 2013

Two physicians from NeoSpine recently performed an innovative stem cell injection procedure on a patients spine to treat back pain caused by degenerative disc disease, the first one in the state of Washington. Dr. Richard Rooney and Dr. Kathy Wang, performed the successful pioneering procedure at Microsurgical Spine Center, the Northwests leading ambulatory surgery center located just outside of Seattle, Washington. At the forefront of medicine, stem cells use the bodys own healthy cells with the goal to regenerate to repair diseased spinal tissue.

With stem cell treatment, bone marrow is extracted from the patients pelvis bone and is centrifuged to separate the stem cells from the other bone marrow components. The advanced separation and concentration process was developed by our partner, Celling Biosciences, explained Dr. Rooney. The extracted stem cells are injected directly into the patients affected discs, and the procedure is image guided for complete accuracy.

We use the patients own cells in order to speed up the healing process, added Dr. Wang. Working with patients to find the root of their back pain, the stem cell injection is part of an overall treatment plan that includes an anti-inflammatory diet, and physical therapy to improve the bodys mechanics and prevent further pain.

"This same therapy can be utilized to treat tendon and joint abnormalities such as Achilles tendonitis or knee arthritis. It has been used to help postpone joint replacement surgery in active older patients and prolong professional athletic careers," Rooney finished.

The entire stem cell injection procedure takes less than an hour. Patients will see results in about a month to treat back pain due to degenerative disc disease. The minimally invasive stem cell procedure is an alternative to more invasive treatment options such as spinal surgery.

About NeoSpine With offices in Seattle, Puyallup and Poulsbo, Washington, NeoSpine is a Spinal Surgery and Pain Medicine Specialty Private Practice. They are partnered with Microsurgical Spine Center, an ambulatory surgery center providing minimally invasive and other spine surgery procedures on an outpatient basis, as well as pain management. NeoSpine physicians offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatments for back and neck pain, spine disease, and conditions such as spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, failed spine surgery, and spinal stenosis. The Centers board-certified physicians are experts in their field and take an individualized approach to patient care. Stem cell injection is their latest treatment offering. For more information please visit:

About Celling Biosciences Celling Biosciences is an Austin, Texas based company working closely with world leaders in academia, medicine, scientists and engineers to research and develop innovative technologies in the emerging field of regenerative medicine. Celling's product-offering focuses on autologous cell therapy and the devices and services that compliment these procedures. For more information please visit:

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