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Lumbar Disc Herniation - is Regeneration Possible?

Goodmorning everyone .
unfortunately for some years now I have been suffering from the effects of a lumbar disc herniation that causes me some discomfort in my back and legs.
up to now I have done physiatric gymnastics and swimming but I have achieved few results. I have heard of disc regeneration, through stem cells, is there the possibility of taking advantage of this treatment? where is it ?.
alternatively are there other solutions? .
can you help me ? thank you .
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Hello~I am not familiar with the disc regeneration, but I have herniated discs and my chiropractor helps. I suggest possibly talking to one in your area, take any x-rays you may have and doctors notes; he/she will go over them and then discuss if he/she thinks you may be helped through chiropractic, if so, a few adjustments should have you feeling lots better.
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Initial treatment for a herniated disc is usually conservative/nonsurgical. Try to remain active, to the extent that you are able. If you have severe pain, you may need to rest your back for a day or so. However, prolonged bed rest is not recommended. Studies have shown that people with low back pain recover faster when they remain active. Movement helps to relieve muscle spasms and prevents loss of muscle strength. While you should avoid strenuous activities and sports while you are in pain, it is permissible to continue doing regular day-to-day activities and light exercises, such as walking. If certain activities cause your back to hurt too much, try something else instead. You may benefit from physical therapy, as specific exercises may help strengthen your lower back and abdominal muscles. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen or naproxen, can help relieve pain. For an overview of low back pain in adults, please see the following:

https://www.uptodate.com/contents/low-back-pain-in-adults-beyond-the-basics
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I also have had good help from physical therapists. They help with teaching how to stretch, exercise and live with the back issue.  Often they give some pain relief strategies.  They massage and ice and do all of that too.  My insurance covers them if you have insurance.
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