The typical stem cell procedure provider uses an automated one-size-fits-all centrifuge to prepare cells. At Regenexx, our processing allows us to custom tailor our regenerative mixtures for your condition and our patented two-tier processing results in 10 to 20 times more stem cells available for your treatment. While some practices add platelet rich plasma to their stem cell concentrate, we use a proprietary super concentrated platelet mix. By mixing our second generation, lab prepared Platelet Rich Plasma (which contains slow release growth factors) and our third generation platelet lysate (immediately available growth factors), we were able to get adult stem cells to grow many times more than just PRP or platelet lysate alone.
Once in the epidural space, X-ray dye will be injected to confirm the correct location of the needle, and the steroid mixture will then be injected, completing the procedure. (Please let the nurses and doctors know if you have ever had an allergic reaction to X-ray dye or shellfish!) After the injection, your skin will be washed and a band aid will be applied. Your blood pressure will be monitored in the recovery area for an appropriate time (usually 20-40 minutes) and you may be offered juice/soda and graham crackers. You will be given written and oral discharge instructions. You may go home with your driver after your doctor authorizes discharge.
The caudal approach to the epidural space involves the use of a Tuohy needle, an intravenous catheter, or a hypodermic needle to puncture the sacrococcygeal membrane . Injecting local anaesthetic at this level can result in analgesia and/or anaesthesia of the perineum and groin areas. The caudal epidural technique is often used in infants and children undergoing surgery involving the groin, pelvis or lower extremities. In this population, caudal epidural analgesia is usually combined with general anaesthesia since most children do not tolerate surgery when regional anaesthesia is employed as the sole modality.