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Can Stem Cells prevent Lumbar Fusion Surgery? Ask Brenda.

 Can Stem Cells Prevent Lumbar Fusion Surgery? Lumbar fusion surgery helps a lot of patients suffering from lower back pain. In this surgery the spinal bones are fused together,  usually with metal. However, like most surgeries performed to treat pain, the success rate for fusion surgery is not very impressive. One extensive review revealed that pain relief outcomes from fusion surgeries are no better than outcomes from conservative therapies. Another review of long term fusion clinical trials came to the same conclusion that fusion surgeries are not effective. Moreover, since it's a complex surgery, it is associated with complications.…

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Can Stem Cells reduce the Opioid epidemic? Possibly. At least Michael thinks so!!

Can Stem Cells reduce the Opioid epidemic? Possibly. At least Michael thinks so!!

 Can Stem Cells reduce the opioid epidemic? For many years, Michael has been struggling with back pain. It was limiting his ability to work and more importantly preventing him from enjoying time with his family. Unfortunately, in spite of trying different pain relieving measures like physical therapy, spinal injections and chiropractic care, he continued to suffer from back pain. Finally he was prescribed hydrocodone- a powerful opioid. Although this opioid pain medication helped him initially, its efficacy decreased with time and the doses had to be escalated to provide relief from his back pain. Finally, even though he was…

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Invited to a Stem Cell Seminar for Back pain or Joint pain? 11 Questions you should ask before signing up for the procedure.

Invited to a Stem Cell Seminar for Back pain or Joint pain? 11 Questions you should ask before signing up for the procedure.

Invited to a Stem Cell Seminar for Back Pain or Joint Pain? 10 Questions you should ask before signing up for the procedure.  Unless you are living in a cave, most of you have seen ads as shown above inviting you to attend a Stem Cell Seminar for Back Pain or Joint Pain . If you are suffering from pain, this sounds like music to your ears. However, all stem cell clinics are not cut from the same cloth. It is very important to find the right clinic to avoid complications and to get the best possible results-especially when the…

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How do stem cells work in Back pain and Joint pain?  Simple Explanation of a complex mechanism. 

How do stem cells work in Back pain and Joint pain? Simple Explanation of a complex mechanism. 

How do stem cells work in Back pain and Joint pain?  Simple Explanation of a complex mechanism.  How do stem cells work in back pain and joint pain? You probably heard by now that stem cells work in many challenging conditions ranging from cancer to back/joint pains. Media has many stories of athletes and celebrities getting stem cell procedures. Stem cells do hold a lot of promise. In fact, Scott Gottlieb, the FDA commissioner had this say about stem cells, "These concepts are no longer the stuff of science fiction, but rather real-life science where cells and tissues can be engineered…

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11 things you must know about Stem Cell spine injections

Stem cells are specialised cells in your body which form new tissue and replace damaged tissues. They also secrete chemicals which are powerful anti inflammatory effects. This results in pain relief.

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