Treating Discogenic Back Pain with Bone Marrow Concentrate is Superior to Lumbar Disc Replacement at Two-Year Follow-up

@inproceedings{Pettine2019TreatingDB,
  title={Treating Discogenic Back Pain with Bone Marrow Concentrate is Superior to Lumbar Disc Replacement at Two-Year Follow-up},
  author={Kenneth A. Pettine and Maxwell Dordevic},
  year={2019}
}
Introduction Direct and indirect costs of discogenic back pain in the United States exceeds 100 billion dollars annually [1,2]. Non-operative treatments include weight loss, exercise, heat, ice, NSAIDs, chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, oral steroids, steroid injections, and opiates [3,4,5]. The use of opiates to treat chronic low back pain is a major contributor to the current opioid crisis [3,4]. Surgical options for one or two levels of discogenic back pain are fusion or lumbar… CONTINUE READING

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