Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain in Malaysia 2020

If you are looking for information related to stem cell and back pain in Malaysia, you've come to the right place. We have compiled and summarised essential information on back pain and degenerative disc disease below in layman's terms so that you can understand, clearer, less confused, less overwhelmed and make a better informed decision, either for yourself or your loved ones.

When people have back pain, the best thing to do is to look for the best advice from a trusted qualified medical doctor or a family physician. That means going to the doctor to find out the cause (diagnosis) of their back pain and better understand where their back pain is coming from.

You might also be wondering what type of 'doctors' that you should consult. There are many 'healthcare providers' involved in this 'back pain' ecosystem i.e. spine surgeons, radiologists, orthopaedic surgeons, physiotherapists, physical therapists, chiropractors and the list goes on. Back pain is common and therefore it's also a big business opportunity.

So the question is which healthcare professional should you see? You should see a healthcare professional immediately if your back pain is sudden and severe; or after you have tried many self-treatments from your Google or Youtube research and your back pain is still there. As for the type of healthcare provider, you should consult a general practitioner (a licensed and qualified medical doctor) first before you see a spine surgeon or other exotic back pain professionals with tons of Instagram followers. A general practitioner should be able to provide an independent professional opinion on whether there is a need for a referral to other medical specialists.

As a consolation, do take note that most back pain is self-limiting. There are many non-invasive methods to treat back pain and surgery or stem cell therapy are definitely not at the top of the list.

However, stem cell therapy has gained popularity as a promising treatment option for persistent back pain. There is also a lot of confusion due to the overwhelming mixing of credible scientific information and marketing hypes available on the internet.

We have compiled and summarised major clinical trials on back pain and degenerative disc disease below in layman's terms so that you can understand and make a better informed decision.

stem cell therapy for back pain malaysia

If you are new to stem cells, check out stem cell basics.

Do take note that back pain problems may arise from several causes and degenerative disc is just one of the many causes of back pain. Therefore, the importance of finding out the cause first before treatment.

Best Stem Cell Therapy Centres for Back Pain in Malaysia


Check out our top best stem cell therapy clinic list for back pain treatment below. The list of centres has been arranged in no particular order.

Methodology: The selection of the clinics is based on Google Search Results and information available on blogs and forums.

1. Stem Cell Therapy Malaysia

Stem Cell Therapy Malaysia is a network of specially trained multi-disciplined medical doctors and specialists, providing advanced, research-driven, regen medicine treatments in Malaysia.

Stem Cell Therapy Malaysia has 9 partner clinics in Klang Valley i.e. Mid Valley City, Pantai Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya Medical Centre, Life Care Medical Centre, Assunta Hospital, Publika KL, Petaling Jaya, Shah Alam and Seri Kembangan.

Stem Cell Therapy Malaysia (HQ)
Lingkaran Syed Putra, Mid Valley City, 58000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.




2. Orthopaedic Department, Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Address: Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia.

Led by Senior Lecturer and Orthopedics & Arthroscopy, Dato’ Dr. Badrul Akmal Hisham Md Yusoff has successfully pioneered knee arthritis treatment using mesenchymal stem cell obtained from the umbilical cord.

The research since 2016 show that cartilage joint is reestablished completely after a year although the surface is not as smooth as the original cartilage without any side effects.

Dato’ Dr. Badrul Akmal Hisham said the treatment used donated umbilical cord. The donors need to through thorough screening in ensuring the safety and standards conformance.

“The stem cells will be cultured and bred in laboratories certified by the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency. The cells are then taken to HCTM to be inserted into the patient’s knee joint using an intra-articular injection method, ” he added.

All patients in the study had shown significant positive improvements as early as the third month and did not show signs of side-effects or problems during the study period.

Private company Cytopeutics Sdn Bhd, industry research partner play their role in screening the patients, conducting laboratory tests, and imaging prior to the knee orthoscopic surgery. During the surgery, stem cells are inserted into the knee joint and the patient is required to undergo follow-up treatment for 12 months.



3. Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre (KLSMC)

Address: 7th Floor, Wisma Perintis, 47 Jalan Dungun, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

KLSMC Stem Cells Sdn. Bhd., a subsidiary of Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre, was established in 2005 specifically to spearhead the research on stem cells regenerative therapy in the musculoskeletal system. Following internationally recognized medical research ethics and protocols, a series of studies were undertaken culminating in 2007 with the beginning of the human pilot study.

Several clinical studies led by Dr. Saw Khay Yong (consultant orthopaedic surgeon and CEO) revealed a breakthrough discovery: in injecting the patient’s own blood stem cells, coupled with surgical intervention and physiotherapy, it was possible for patients to regenerate hyaline cartilage.


4. Cell Therapy Centre HUKM

Address: 12th Floor, Clinical Block, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Cell Therapy Center is one of the Center of Excellence in UKM Medical Centre (UKMMC) which provides cell-based therapy including hematopoietic stem cells, lymphocytes, dendritic cells, mesenchymal stem cells and mononuclear cells to patients with blood cancers, bone marrow diseases and degenerative diseases. The Cell Therapy Centre has the aspiration to be among the world leaders in research and development (R&D) of cancer immunotherapy and regenerative medicine.


5. Cell Malaysia Stem Cell Therapy

Cell Malaysia is situated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and is a specialist centre that provides pioneering stem cell therapy techniques to patients from all over the world to help reduce the effects of the aging process.

Cell Malaysia, owned by Chamrun Health Sdn Bhd (1321092-P), was established in 2010 as a one-stop Stem Cell Therapy service provider assisting patients worldwide seeking for Stem Cell therapy through our panel of specialised doctors with years of experience in this field having treated hundreds of patients in the past decade.

Address: Lot 8, Jalan Bersatu, Jalan 13/4, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

Reviews: 4.7/5 (Google)


Wrapping It Up

So, here you are. The best stem cell therapy clinics for back pain treatment in Malaysia. If there are any major stem cell therapy clinics that we’ve missed then please let us know in the comments!

Disclaimer: Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain is an Experimental Therapy at this moment.

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