Health Facts

Back pain is often caused by obesity

Most people know that obesity contributes to the development of various diseases. However, did you know that obesity is a contributing factor to back pain? It is true. Being overweight or obese can significantly contribute to  osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis.

Introduction to Nucleus Regeneration

A cell-based injectable formulation of juvenile chondrocytes in development, is designed for nucleus regeneration in the spine. The treatment offers a potential therapeutic solution for early intervention of disc degeneration.

Do you have low back pain?

The Spine Institute is accepting patients for this Clinical Trial of an investigational growth factor for intervertebral disc regeneration.

You may be a candidate for this Clinical Trial involving a minimally invasive disc procedure if you have a MRI that demonstrates Degenerative Disc Disease at one level, and one or more of the following problems:

  • Localized tenderness in the lower back
  • Increased back pain while:
    • Sitting
    • Driving
    • Bending forward

To find out more about this investigational research study, please contact us.

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The Spine Institute is often in the news pioneering new treatments to help the reported 34 million Americans 18 years and older who suffer lower back pain, and another 9 million who suffer neck pain. Watch the news coverage here.