Degenerative Disc Disease Articles & Stories :

Stem Cells Can Aid Spinal Disc Repair

Stem Cells Can Aid Spinal Disc Repair

A study using a handful of large animals strongly suggests that stem cells transferred from the body's own fat can facilitate the repair of damaged spinal discs. Stem cell treatments appeared to increase disc tissue density, concentration of disc matrix proteins between the disc cells, and dis... Read More


Smoking's Link to Back Problems

Smoking's Link to Back Problems

Smoking causes cancer, lung disease and heart attacks, and disrupts body chemistry in such dangerous ways that a host of other ailments can result. So it's not surprising that even back problems might be caused by nicotine and smoke ingestion. Indeed, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surge... Read More


Progress Made in the Quest to Overcome Paralysis

Progress Made in the Quest to Overcome Paralysis

U.S. scientists have created a device that enables the brain cells of paralyzed monkeys to circumvent simulated spinal cord damage and use motor abilities well enough to partake in a computer game. Led by Chet Moritz and Eberhand Fetz, University of Washington researchers used computer-control... Read More


The Progression of Spinal Decompression

The Progression of Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression has had many technological milestones. Some early tables were just straight pulley tables which were slightly more advanced than traction because they were software driven, yet they would only allow a set amount of pressure. Over time, spinal decompression tables were dev... Read More


What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Spinal Decompression is a non-invasive, non-surgical technology where a patient is placed onto an instrument which belts them in and separates their lower body from their upper body. This allows for pressure to be relieved on certain joints and structures in either the lumbar or cervical regi... Read More


Spinal Decompression for Lower Back Pain

Spinal Decompression for Lower Back Pain

Spinal Decompression provides an alternative to surgery in many cases of lower back pain caused by herniated discs. A herniated disc is a condition of the disc. The disc a jelly-like material between two bones in your spine. There is a middle section called a nucleus and an outer band called ... Read More



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