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Harnessing the body’s cells to help relieve neck pain

Posted by Paul Boone, MD on Mar 28, 2018 10:06:34 AM

An emerging, leading-edge treatment combines surgery with the regenerative power of stem cells to relieve chronic neck pain.

I have been using adult stem cells as a part of anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) surgery for about three years. I’ve found that the combination is highly successful in relieving patient neck pain. The procedure isn’t as widely used as you might expect, considering how effective it is.

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Topics: ACDF, neck pain

Disc replacement surgery for neck pain offers many advantages

Posted by Paul Boone, MD on Mar 8, 2018 8:17:34 AM

Many people don’t realize that pain and numbness in the hands and arms can be caused by conditions in the neck. If you’ve tried medications, physical therapy, maybe even alternative therapies, and your pain or numbness persists over weeks or months — and threatens to keep you from enjoying life — surgery may be an option.

Once you’ve decided on surgery to relieve pain, your next decision is: What kind of neck surgery? There are many options, and the best one for you depends on many factors, including the cause of your pain, and your goals for surgery.

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Topics: degenerative disc, Denver spine surgeon, denver spine surgery, disc replacement, ACDF