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First Patient to Receive Stem Cell, PRP and Prolotherapy for Degenerative Disc Disease of the Lumbar Spine

The first La Peer Health Systems patient to receive intradiscal stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) prolotherapy  for a degenerative disc condition of the lumbar spine was successfully treated by Dr. Steven Meier, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist with the Spine Center Surgery of Excellence. Stem cells, PRP, and prolotherapy are among the 
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Chicago Radio Star Eric Ferguson Has Spinal Stenosis Surgery

Eric Ferguson is a well-known and highly acclaimed radio host in Chicago. He is the costar of the hit morning radio show Eric&Kathy on WTMX and has received many honors for his work. However, most people didn’t know that the 46 year old has been suffering from debilitating back pain for years. Ferguson recently underwent 
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Minimally Invasive Spinal Decompression – An Answer to Lower Back Pain

Are you one of the 1.2 million people who suffer from and are diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis? Characterized by lower back pain, leg pain, and weakness, lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is simply a result of compression in the lower portion of the spine. LSS causes a person’s spinal canal to become narrower, putting pressure 
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The Bionic Spine: Artificial Disc Replacement

Disc degeneration within the lumbar region of the spine is one of the more common sources of back pain. When non-surgical alternatives have failed, many patients must decide whether or not to undergo spinal fusion. Spinal fusion surgery successfully reduces back pain and restores stability to the spine, but it also limits mobility by fixing 
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