Stemcelldoc's Weblog

May 21, 2009

Look Ma ….. No Scapel

Lumbar discs remain a major source of pain and disability.  When a disc protrudes outwardly it commonly affects one or more nerve roots with resultant leg pain.  Therapies for lumbar disc protrusions include physical therapy, traction,  anti-inflammatory agents and steroids. 

Ouchhhhh   Bulging disc compressing nerve root !

Ouchhhhh Bulging disc compressing nerve root !

If symptoms don’t improve many patients are referred to surgery.  Common surgeries include lumbar discectomies where the protruding disc is surgically trimmed.

A new therapy utilizing a patient’s own stem cells has demonstrated very exciting and promising results.  Below are the MRI’s of a patient who had debilitating lower back and leg pain despite conservative therapies.  Patient underwent the Regenexx procedure with dramatic results.

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A Stransky L5-S1 Disc_Page_2

A Stransky L5-S1 Disc_Page_1

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