Spinal Fusion for Spinal Stenosis: A Good Idea?
Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal, is a common condition. It is usually associated with degenerative changes of the spine. Degenerative changes of the spine may result in bulging discs, enlarged ligaments and joints, and bony spurs that may cause compression or inflammation of the nerves leaving the lumbar spine to the legs. This results in pain in […]
Stem Cells: Fountain of Youth?
We have stem cells all over our body. Every single tissue and organ in our body suffers constant damage that needs to be repaired. The ability to repair our tissues is dependent on the regenerative capacity of stem cells. Aging is thought to be the loss of that regenerative capacity. As our tissues can’t be repaired fast enough, then damage […]