Stem Cells and Thoracic Vertebrae

The intervertebral disc is a unique structure in the human body that acts as a shock absorber between the vertebrae. The disc is made up of an outer layer of tough, fibrous tissue (the annulus fibrosus) and a gel-like inner core (the nucleus pulposus). The annulus fibrosus provides strength and stability to the disc, while…

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Stem Cells and Disc Disease

The intervertebral disc is a shock absorbing structure located between the vertebrae of the spine. Its main function is to distribute loads evenly throughout the spine and allow for normal motion. The disc is composed of an outer ring of tough, fibrous tissue (the annulus fibrosus) and a softer, jelly-like center (the nucleus pulposus). The…

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Stem Cells and Back Pain

Stem cells are unique cells with the ability to self-renew and differentiate into various specialized cell types. This makes them promising candidates for use in regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. In particular, stem cells can be used to repair and replace damaged tissue, which has led to their investigation as a potential treatment for a…

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Cervical Disc Herniations (CDH) and Stem Cells

Cervical disc herniations (CDH) are a common source of neck pain and disability. The primary cause of cervical disc herniations is trauma or injury. Although many people with CDH experience only mild symptoms, some people can develop chronic pain and disability. The common symptoms of cervical disc herniation are numbness in the arms or hands,…

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