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Old 04-08-2009, 11:52 PM
Rosie Rosie is offline
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Hello everyone,

Please check this website about the today show on "The" which had a special airing about a chronic back pain. Beating Back Pain is discussed on the episode "Stop Your Bad Health Habits Right Now!"
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Beating Back Pain

Elizabeth, 44, has suffered from extreme back pains ever since she tripped over construction materials in her house, rupturing three disks in her neck in 2007. To alleviate the pain, she underwent a cutting-edge, experimental spinal fusion procedure using stem cells. Cadaver bone treated with adult stem cells is used to help connect and fuse the bones together, healing like a fracture would, explains Dr. Larry Deutsch, who performed the procedure on Elizabeth. “We have to fool the body into thinking this has to heal together,” he says.

Just one month after the surgery, Elizabeth already sees results. “I’m feeling a lot better than I did before the surgery,” she says. “My leg pain is gone, the pain in my butt is gone, numbness in my toes is gone. So, I’m doing alright!”
Fusion L5/S1 & ADR - L4/L5
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:01 PM
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Default Thanks Rosie

Here's the URL: and here's the video on the surgical procedure incorporating stem cells for the bone graft: -- this is a fusion procedure.

See this topic for a related story and explanation.

"Harrison" - info (at)
Fell on my ***winter 2003, Canceled fusion April 6 2004
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Old 04-10-2009, 06:18 AM
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thanks for the link, tried to watch from behind a cushion!
2009 May 9th - Revision L5/S1 Charite in situ, posterolateral gutter fusion
2008 Caudal injections. Prolapse L2/L3 found
2007 L5/S1 Facet deterioration, Loss of disc height.
2002 March - ADR Charite - L4/5, L5/S1
2000 Broadbased disc prolapses L4/5, L5/S1
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allogeneic cell therapy, fusion, stem cells

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