Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate Injections (BMAC, commonly known as "stem cell injections")
In this treatment bone marrow is drawn out of the back of your pelvis, concentrated, and then re-injected to the area causing you pain with the assistance of ultrasound guidance. BMAC contains many cells and growth factors that are suspected to aide in tissue regeneration and provide an anti-inflammatory effect.
For various reasons, Health Canada is choosing to regulate these treatments as "drugs", which means providers, like CAPRI Clinic, need to engage in a lengthy (and costly) drug trial in order to prove this "drug" is safe and effective before it can be offered again.
If you have questions or concerns about this regulation, please contact Health Canada's Biologics directorate at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, feel free email us at email@example.com and we will share it with Health Canada and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta.
Blood is drawn from your arm and the platelets are concentrated and re-introduced into the site of injury/degeneration. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) consists of concentrated platelets from your own blood and contain chemicals called growth factors or cytokines, which signal to other cells to gather and heal at the site of injury/degeneration.
Concentrated dextrose is injected into soft tissues (tendons, bursa, ligaments and/or joints). The dextrose causes cells to swell and disrupt, triggering the release of chemicals that stimulate healing. While PRP and Stem Cell injections only require one visit to the clinic, Prolotherapy requires multiple injections. A common course of treatment includes weekly injections for 4-6 weeks.
Like Prolotherapy, concentrated dextrose is injected into areas where neuropathic inflammation is causing to peripheral nerve pain. These injections have been clinically shown to reduce or eliminate peripheral nerve pain within seconds.