Is cell therapy painful?

Before the bone marrow is harvested at the beginning of the procedure, the patient is numbed with a local anesthetic.

There may be a feeling of pressure once the needle goes through the bone to reach the marrow, but patients often tolerate this feeling well.

During the harvesting, the patient may feel a slight ache in the lower body, but this feeling will only last during the harvesting, which takes about 6 seconds.