Spine Treatment at RMI

If you suffer from chronic back pain due to a herniated or bulging disc, pinched nerve, lumbar facet injury or instability then you may benefit from non-surgical stem cell injections or stem cell-enhanced surgery.


Can stem cells treat lower back pain?

A study published last year (2015) in the scientific journal Stem Cells entitled reported that patients suffering from chronic back pain due to degenerative disc disease who were treated by injecting their own bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC) into their lumbar discs experienced significant pain reduction 12 months after treatment.

Percutaneous injection of autologous bone marrow concentrate significantly reduces lumbar discogenic pain through 12 months

CONCLUSION: Statistically significant improvement in pain scores and impairment was demonstrated in 21 of 26 patients, with the most dramatic improvement in patients with higher CFU-F concentrations. Rehydration of the discs in eight of twenty patients according to MRI in conjunction with sustained pain relief through 12 months represents promise for the use of this regenerative medicine approach.

Learn more…

What makes stem cell therapy at RMI different?



At RMI, we are augmenting BMAC with a proprietary, pliable tissue allograft (transplant) derived from human placental amnion, which functions as a biologic structural matrix to facilitate and enhance tissue healing and repair. It contains 108 different growth factors including more than 10 times the amount of WNT-4 and more than 60 times the amount of prostaglandin as competing products.

Prostaglandin inhibits inflammation, which occurs after injury and marks the beginning of the healing process. The faster we can tame this inflammation, the sooner the body can move on to the next phase of healing, regeneration.

For more information about BMAC and amniotic tissue products at the Riordan-McKenna Institute Click Here.

Common back conditions treated at Riordan-McKenna Institute (RMI):

Below are common back conditions we treat at RMI. If your condition is not listed, please contact us to see if you are a candidate.

  • Herniated or bulging disc
  • Lumbar facet injury
  • Back instability
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • Sacroiliac joint syndrome

How can BMAC with amniotic tissue procuts help me?

Additional videos are highlighted in orange to the right

Additional videos are highlighted in orange below

*Amniotic tissue is donated after normal, healthy births. Once it has been fully tested for infectious diseases, sterility and a few other things, the tissue is processed by using proprietary methods developed by Neil Riordan, PhD.