Frustrated by
low back pain?

Local study doctors are studying a one-time investigational
treatment for low back pain that uses your own stem cells.
No cost to participate.

In the United States, 25 million people suffer from chronic lower back pain each year, half of whom have or will be diagnosed with a damaged spinal disc. When conservative remedies fail to relieve pain, many patients are faced with an unsettling future – escalating use of pain medications, major spine surgery, or continued suffering.

If you have had low back pain for at least 6 months and have not had success with other treatments, you may qualify for a new clinical research study. The study is for an investigational, one-time injection of stem cells into the damaged disc. Doctors and researchers believe this may help regenerate the damaged disc to address an underlying cause of low back pain. If you qualify and choose to join the study, you will receive study-related care at no cost.

About the Study

While nearly everyone experiences occasional back pain, chronic low back pain is different – and is often caused by a degraded disc in the lower spine. This can put pressure on nearby nerves, causing pain. Many people with a degraded disc experience continuous, yet tolerable pain that occasionally flares up for a few days or more.

Current treatments - including opioid pain relievers, steroid injections, and physical therapy - simply manage pain, ignoring the root causes of the problem.

Right now, doctors at select centers in the US are conducting a new clinical study that may be able to help. The study will investigate the use of a single injection of stem cells into the damaged disc. The stem cells may provide anti-inflammatory and reparative actions that may regenerate the disc enviornment.

If you qualify and choose to join the study, you will receive study-related care from experienced doctors, nurses, and research staff at no cost. As part of the study, your study team will closely evaluate your progress over an approximate 2-year period. You may also be reimbursed for your time and travel to attend follow-up visits at your study doctor’s office.

See If You Qualify

To see if you might qualify for the study, and to get connected with your local study centre to learn more, please take the questionnaire below: