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Can stem cells be used to heal a multilevel degenerative stage anterolisthesis of L5 and S1?

my husband had surgery to fuse the L5 and S1 together with pins and a cage 2 years ago. He has developed a grade one anterolisthesis of the L5 and S one measuring a 7 mm diameter. With noted multilevel degenerative stages insurrounding vertebrate and please note there is severe narrowing of the left neural foramen at L5 – S1 ... As an option to surgery I had read something about using stem cells to help the body heal or something
Fri, 23 Nov 2018
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Hello,

Stem cell therapy is newer modality of treatment. It is not 100% effective. But if done by experienced doctor, it can be very effective in regeneration. So if you don't want surgery then you should definitely opt for stem cell therapy.

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