Lower back pain is the number one contributor to disability in America. Nearly all older adults show signs of disc degeneration. There are surgical and medical treatments for this but the results are not that great and have drawbacks such as addiction to drugs. There has been some advancements in stem cell research that may soon be available to the public. This is not a pain reliever but has the potential to actually fix the problem.
- LBP occurs primarily due to aging and mechanical breakdown of tissues
- Common medical treatments attempt to address the symptoms of back pain, but not the cause
- Biotech companies are seeking to eliminate back pain without surgical treatment by using stem cell technology
"We believe it has the potential to offer pain relief and restored function to millions of patients suffering from the debilitating effects of lower back pain"