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How sucessful is stem cells studies to repair degnerative disc disease? if so, how long will it take to be approved?

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 17 years experience
No good data: There is a lot or research going into this area, however no good outcome studies yet. Regenexx has a study going on for low back pain and degenerative disc disease but it is still ongoing. Check out Regenexx.Com for more info. Lastly, it will take awhile before this therapy has safety records and FDA studies enough for it to be an approved and covered treatment for people, probably 10 years.

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