Spondylolysis Treatment Options: Healing the Spine with an Injection Rather than Surgery

What happens when a precise stem cell injection is used instead of surgery to treat spondylolysis? This is the story of NH, an Ivy League wrestler whose career was stopped in its tracks by a traumatic fracture of the spine called spondylolysis. His parents knew that fusing this young man’s spine at his young age was a bad idea, so they began to research spondylolysis treatment options and eventually made their way to our Colorado clinic. Thankfully, at about two months following his stem cell procedure, NH appears to be on his way toward healing this fracture by harnessing the power of his own body rather than using plates and screws. You will have to log in or register to view the full content.  

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