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A 28-year-old male asked:

how effective is disc regeneration for lower back?

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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Unknown: This is experimental with many hurdles ahead
Dr. Jeffrey Gross
Neurosurgery 29 years experience
Disallowed claim now: This is a hot area of research and there is promise. Nothing is presently FDA evaluated, so one must understand that no official claims can be made. Please search the internet for research concerning your question and you will see that it is exciting and becoming more accepted Those of us that use regenerative techniques for disc must share the experimental nature of the procedure.

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My lower back feels still as a cardboard when I get up from my chair after an hour or so of sitting.?

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Is it possible to get spur on my lower back?

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