So I have a family friend who recently returned from Colorado and had stem cell injection in his knee for loss of cartilidge. Having my two failed spine surgeries and chronic pain, trying everything to avoid a fusion (being as how I am only 22 years old). I had him ask some questions about these injections for discs. He said that the doctor told him that they cannot do them for discs in the United states because they have to grow the cells or something? However they do them in the Cayman Islands, and will most likely be doing them in the US withing five years. I am just wondering is anyone on here has tried these or at least looked into them. It costs 200 bucks just to have an over the phone consult with the doctor while he reviews your MRI. I think if there were any chance of these working for me I would much rather do them than a anterior/posterior fusion ( which is what they want to do on me in a year if I am not feeling better)...Sorry not quite to that point yet. I anyone has any light they could shed on this or and experiences with these please let me know, Thanks. Tom Tom.