Hello all, :H
For those who don’t know me my name is Chris and I posted an introduction about myself on the introduction section of this website. In my introduction I explained that due to my chronic pain I scour the internet for hope and for a cure. We all know that there is not a cure for herniated and degenerated discs to date, but that does not mean that medical science is not advancing at an unprecedented rate and that there will not be one in the future. Too many times have I been told to stay away from surgery or just to deal with the pain until I cannot bear it anymore and then get surgury. If I have anything to say about it I will hold off on surgery (since it is permenant and I have been told often inneffective) as long as I can as there are very promising technologies just on the horizon. My plan with this blog page is to post the link and some information on some interesting things I have found throughout my internet searches. My goal is to provide hope both to myself and to bring that hope to you. If any of you find an article of interest please post it here. =D> http://www.mesoblast.com/mediareleases/news_asxannouncement125.pdf
This article is what inspired me to get back onto spine health and to start posting again. Mesoblast, an Australian company has been doing research in regenerating intervertebral disc cartilage. On September 10, 2009 they announced “A single low-dose injection of Mesoblast's allogeneic or "off-the-shelf' adult stem cells into severely damaged intervertebral discs resulted in dramatic reversal of the degenerative process, regrowth of disc cartilage, and sustained normalization of disc pathology, anatomy and function.” Very inspiring news. I have this company (Mesoblast) bookmarked as they are one of the only companies doing research into regenerating spinal discs instead of replacing them and has made substantial progress.http://www.news-medical.net/news/2008/12/08/43911.aspx
Here is some more encouraging news. Another company (Cytori) has recently reported success on Intervertebral disc regeneration.