Stem Cell Therapy for Spinal discs

Herniated Disk

Spinal disks are critical to the spine’s general health. A herniated disk can occur when the spine is put under continual strain. This injury can cause severe pain and discomfort, but it is treatable with stem cell therapy for degenerative disk disease.

Intervertebral disk (IVD) degeneration affects more than 70 per cent of adults under the age of 50 and more than 90 per cent of those over 50. Although IVD can be asymptomatic, the pain it causes, known as discogenic pain, accounts for 25 to 80 per cent of all low back and neck discomfort.

woman with herniated disc
The Condition

What is a herniated disk?

Intervertebral disk degeneration (IVD) is caused by changes in metabolism, biomechanics, and morphology. It is distinguished by cell death and extracellular matrix degradation. Neovascularization and nerve development are examples of the resulting microenvironmental changes, which can result in pain and decreased biomechanical function.


A herniated disk is a type of damaged spinal disk. These disks are located between each vertebra in the spine and serve as tiny cushions for the spine. They absorb impact to protect the spine’s bones from wear and strain.


Each spinal disk is made up of a robust outer layer called the annulus and a soft inner layer called the nucleus. When the nucleus bulges out from a split in the annulus, this is referred to as a herniated disk. Herniated disks can occur anywhere in the spine, and symptoms vary according to where they occur. If a herniated disk hits a nearby nerve, it can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness in a leg or arm. If neglected, a disk injury can lead to chronic back discomfort.

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How Do Stem Cells Work for Herniated Disks?

Stem cell therapy has been shown to be a successful therapeutic option for a variety of orthopedic problems, including herniated disks. Stem cell treatment for a herniated disk may be utilized as a regenerative alternative to surgery for those who have prolonged pain. It works by directly infusing the patient’s stem cells into the ruptured disk. The injured tissue is repaired by stem cells over a few months, resulting in remarkable symptom alleviation.

Stem cell therapy for degenerative disk syndrome is a minimally invasive regenerative therapeutic option that allows patients to return to work within a few days of getting the stem cell injections. To transfer the stem cells into the injured disk, the ultra-precise spinal injections use image-guided procedures such as sophisticated X-ray fluoroscopy and ultrasound.

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Stemwell Herniated Disk Procedure

Stemwell uses cord tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells ethically sourced from full-term human umbilical cords (We do not utilize cells from embryos). We then administer more than 300 million cells that are all thoroughly tested for viability before treatment. These cells are NOT a blood product; therefore, it is extremely safe and does not require HLA or phenotypic matching.

Before Traveling

Video call with our patient advocates and our doctors where the patient’s condition and medical history will be discussed.

First Step

The patient undergoes an initial evaluation and blood work by Stemwell’s doctor.

Second Step

Endovenous detox therapy applied to patient 


Third Step

Localized intrathecal stem cell injections in trigger pain points

Fourth Step

Hyperbaric Chamber therapy – Hyperbaric oxygen reduces inflammation, oxygenates injured muscle, and regenerates skeletal muscle via macrophage and satellite cell activation.

Fifth Step

Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) –  the application of red and near infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain.

*Each Protocol is customized to the patient depending their medical and surgical history 

This protocol information is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, is for general information purposes only.

Stem Cells Rejection

Will the patient reject this type of stem cell?​

The body’s immune system is unable to recognize umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells as foreign and, therefore, they are not rejected. Mesenchymal stem cells have been administered thousands of times by our doctors and there has never been a single instance of rejection (graft vs. host disease). Indeed, allogeneic (not the patient’s own) mesenchymal stem cells are approved to treat graft vs. host disease in Canada and New Zealand.


Umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stem cells also proliferate/differentiate more efficiently than “older” cells, such as those found in the fat and therefore, they are considered to be more “potent”.

Stem Cells Administration

How are the stem cells administered for osteoarthritis treatment?


The stem cells are administered by a licensed physician into the affected joint(s) (intra-articular injection) and intravenously (IV). In certain circumstances, stem cells may also be administered intrathecally and/or intramuscularly. Extra intra-articular injections for multiple joints can be arranged as medical requirements dictate.