Im new to the SPINE - HEALTH community, Glad to be apart of this, and hope to add just as much value as i intend to learn from everyone.
Here goes my story. i was first diagnosed with chronic back pain in 2007, and was able to heal on my own thru alot of trial and error treatments. i tried it all, and If anyone is interested in knowing what i did to heal on my own naturally feel free to msg me and ill share my personal recovery experience.
BUT recently for about 6 months now and counting, My "chronic back pain" has come back to haunt me with a vengeance. Although i am not new to this injury, and believe i can heal naturally again, It still saddens me a bit, not as nearly much the first time, but enough for me to not want to re live the long healing process again. Say i do recover from this second time, but will i be able to heal the 3rd or even a 4th? i am now considering surgery this time around, and also the possibility of using my own stem cells that my wife and i preserved from our sons birth.
so my question is...
"What are your thoughts and views about stem cell injections to treat a herniated disc? "
Also the following is my 2nd MRI results:
-clinical indication: sever right buttocks and pelvic pain, query sciatica
-findings: there are congenital short pedicles
-at the L2-3 level, the dis is unremarkable . no evidence of neural compromise.
-at the L3-4 level, there is a mild disc bulge with annular tear. no evidence of newral compromise.
-at the L4-5 level, there is a left paracentral disc herniation. this is compressing the L5 nerve root.
-at the L5/S1 level, there is a right paracentral disc herniation, this is compressing the right S1 nerve root.*************************************************
No one on the Spine-Health patient forums is medically qualified to provide any advice or recommendations on any diagnostic test. However, the following key words can always be applied.
MILD Treated with conservative measures such as Physical Therapy and mild medications. Many times these situations can be cleared up and the condition can be resolved.MODERATE Some more treatments may be needed, ie Spinal Injections, Ultra sound and stronger medications. Always a possibility of more aggressive treatment if the conservative measures don't helpSEVERE Need for stronger medications. The requirement for surgery may be necessaryLiz, Spine-health Moderator ￼