I have had a L5/S1 disc herniation for 5 years. After about 3 years of constant PT, it started to feel better, but then I decided to take a long car trip which re-herniated the disc and now I'm back to square one.
I recently learned that some clinics offer stem cell therapy for herniated discs, where they inject stem cells directly into the disc to promote faster healing. All the doctors I've previously talked to told me that the only options were (1) PT, (2) injections or (3) surgery.
Has anyone tried the stem cell treatment and found benefit? The downside is its really expensive and not covered by insurance.