It is important to understand that stem cell therapies are considered experimental, and that although individual results are promising for certain patients, the FDA has not approved these treatments at this time. Further high quality research studies are still needed to learn about their efficacy.

Regenerative medicine and stem therapies hold potential for significant improvement in pain and function for a select group of patients and conditions. Full work up including imaging studies, detailed medical history and physical exam, and history of past treatments are needed to determine if regenerative medicine should be considered as a treatment option.