First time poster. Former college athlete here who's been dealing with lower back problems for 11 years now. It's what ended my college career. I've had one surgery (discectomy L5-S1), numerous injections, lots of PT, decompression therapy, and none of it has brought any relief (even temporary). Basically, my discs L2-3 down to L5-S1 are all unstable, torn to shreds, and shrunken. They just aren't healing and unable to stay hydrated, and any activity outside of walking is just asking for trouble. I've lost about 1.5" in height (used to be almost 6'9").
I've done a lot of research for new, non-surgical treatments, and come across Regenexx and Diskseel. On paper they seem promising. I've spoken to a rep for  and sent them my MRI. They told me I was a good candidate for the procedure. Unfortunately, its going to take me some time to save up for it. There's also a clinic not far from me that does Regenexx.
I've read reviews for , and the good reviews seem to come from those who've actually received the treatment, while the bad seem to come from people who didn't receive it, didn't like the price, and/or didn't like the clinic experience.
Does anyone out there have any personal experience (good or bad) with either treatment? There doesn't seem to be any other options out there (at least within the next 5-10 years).
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