A patient’s own stem cells may be the key to relieving back pain
As a Denver spine surgeon with 30 years of experience, I am continually excited about research into opportunities to improve spine surgery. Currently, I am involved in research to evaluate the regenerative effects of adult stem cells and to determine if they can help alleviate low back pain caused by degenerative disc disease. But many patients have questions about how stem cells work and where stem cells come from. First, it helps to understand degenerative disc disease.