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can spinal disc be regenerated by stem cell injection

Started by arunkjha on 06/14/2011 3:03am

I have had a second "slip disc" between L4/L5 and doctor said that these discs being non-regenerative, do not regrow to fill the gap. I have read a research article that even near dead cells of optic nerves etc have been regenerated by injecting stem cells directly to the affected region.
Can stem cells come to rescue of spinal problems too?

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Arun, just about everybody over the age of 50 years has some degree of degenerative disc disease. Some of us suffer more because of this, and others are more lucky as it just doesn't bother them. There are artificial disks and "spacers" used between vertebrae, but usually a fusion is done instead.

I would love to read any information about using stem cells for bad backs.

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