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Autologous Stem Cell Therapy

Autologous Stem Cell Therapy

Treatment of Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions: Naturopathic Approach

There is an emerging approach in the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain by harvesting/collection and isolation of autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for reinjection into the degenerated/damaged joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

stem cell therapy for chronic pain

MSCs are found throughout the body in many tissue types but are particularly abundant and can easily be harvested from medullary cavity of flat bones and also the adipose (fat) tissue. The MSCs can then be concentrated from the bone marrow with a process called centrifugation. For harvesting from adipose (fat), tissue a little more effort is needed with a multi-step process of incubation/enzymatic digestion with collagenase followed by by centrifugation and filtration.

When injected into the site which is damaged, MSCs release a whole spectrum of immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory factors that trigger the regeneration and the healing of connective tissue via the activation of the stem cells present in the site.

As the evidence comes in and grows, the site centered injection of the autologous stem cells has shown promise in the treatment in musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, sports/trauma injury, low back pain, neck pain with or without headaches.

The injection of autologous stem cells for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain is viewed as the natural evolution of prolotherapy and its mode of action by triggering the body’s own healing response.

Other factors working in conjunction with the Stem Cell therapy:

1.  Nutrition: A diet consisting of whole foods, optimal proteins, healthy fats, nutrient vegetables and leafy greens.

2.  Exercise: Optimizes the hormone levels of human growth hormone, thyroid hormone and testosterone, and promotes collagen synthesis.

3.  Nutritional / Botanical Supplements: Vitamin A,B,C,D,E,K, Biotin and PABA are critical for proper Stem cell function. Minerals like, Copper, Magnesium, Iron, Selenium and Zinc have been shown to be vital for Stem cell function. Many essential amino acids are vital for the Stem cell metabolism and function.

4.  Based on the above data, the reasonable oral supplement regimen for patients who are undergoing Stem cell therapy should include essential vitamins and minerals– in multiproduct formula ideally, an essential fatty acid, some form of algae and alpha-lipoic acid.

5.  Intravenous micronutrient therapy is a novel method to administer relatively large doses of micronutrients via the intravenous route ( IVMT )
before and during Stem cell therapy. IVMT allows to achieve serum concentrations far beyond what GI absorption would allow, hence better replenishing of depleted cells.

These above-mentioned factors will optimize the overall human organism in order to optimize Stem cell therapy.


1. Matthew B Murphy, Kathryn Moncivais, and Arnold I Caplan, “Mesenchymal stem cells: environmentally responsive therapeutics for regenerative medicine,” PMC US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Exp Mol Med. 2013 Nov; 45(11): e54.
Published online 2013 Nov 15. doi: 10.1038/emm.2013.94; last accessed 6/13/2018

2. Michalek J. Moster R., Lukac L. et al. “Autologous Adipose Tissue-derived Stromal Vascular Fraction Cells Application in Patients with Osteoarthritis.”

Dr. Allamm Morales, M.D.

Dr. Allamm Morales has over 15 years experience in personal injury and a wide range of neurological disorders. He has privilege, and provides patient care in local Baptist hospitals.

He was Chief Resident at the Neurology Residency Program of the University of South Florida, and worked at the Florida Hospital of New Smyrna, and St. Luke Hospital in Ponce, Puerto Rico. He also served many years with the Florida Neurology Institute, Inc.

Dr. Morales is a Diplomate of the American Board of Vascular Neurology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Morales studied in Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL, had residency at the Caibarien General Hospital, Cuba, and obtained the MD degree at the Superior Institute of Medical Science in Cuba.

Fiaz Jaleel, M.D.
Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Management

“Life is short and precious. As a Physiatrist and Pain Physician my goal for my patients is to reduce their pain and suffering, enhance form, improve function and ultimately promote the best quality of life for that individual.”

Dr. Fiaz Jaleel graduated from the University of The West Indies in 1987. He completed a two year internship at Port of Spain General Hospital in Trinidad and Tobago. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, IL and went on to do a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis , MO. In 2007, Dr. Jaleel joined the team at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians as Medical Director. He is currently Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as Pain Medicine via the American Board of Pain Medicine.

In Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Jaleel held positions as an Intern, House officer, and District Medical Officer. He has also practiced in Illinois, Missouri, South Dakota and Central and North Florida.

While practicing in Trinidad , Dr. Jaleel also worked in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, Pediatrics, Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Orthopedics, Emergency Medicine and Community Medicine.

Dr. Jaleel has encountered many diseases, disorders and clinical situations related to multiple aspects of trauma including penetrating and non-penetrating injuries, motor vehicular accidents and concomitant injuries including intra-abdominal injuries, closed head injuries, fractures and burns.

When not treating his patients, Dr. Jaleel enjoys travelling, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Dr. Jaleel has the following affiliations:
Diplomate, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine
Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, American Academy of Pain Medicine
Member, Florida Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Member, Florida Academy of Pain Medicine
Member, Florida Medical Association

Deric L. D’Agostino, D.C.
Chiropractic Physician

“The health of a body is in direct proportion to the health of its nervous system. The nervous system controls every cell, tissue and organ in your body, tap into that and “miracles” will most certainly happen!”

Dr. Deric D’Agostino attended the Logan College of Chiropractic and has been helping patients at Absolute Injury and Pain Physicians for the past nine years. Around here we call him “Dr. D.”

Dr. D’Agostino specializes in Koren Specific Technique and in the treatment of injuries resulting from motor vehicle accidents. He is a master of his craft and firmly believes that chiropractic treatment can not only help the body but also the mind. His sense of humor and the personal attention that he provides really puts patients at ease.

Dr. D’Agostino genuinely listens to the patient while working very hard to erase their pain-inducing symptoms. He is always seeking out continuing education and new methodology to add to his care repertoire.

When he is not helping patients find relief, Dr. D’Agostino enjoys training for sprint triathlons, gardening, as well as being an awesome father and husband. You will most likely find him at our Arlington location dawning a huge smile while drinking his homemade juice.