Dr. Steven Meier performs 1st outpatient stem cell lumbar intradiscal injection — 5 takeaways

In conjunction with La Peer Surgery Center in Beverly Hills, Calif., orthopedic surgeon, Steven Meier, MD, performed the first outpatient stem cell lumbar intradiscal injection and platelet rich plasma therapy for a patient with degenerative disc disease.

Here are five takeaways:

1. The patient had suffered from degenerative disc disease as well as chronic low back pain for an extended period of time.

2. Dr. Meier used injections into the lumbar spine as well as PRP prolotherapy to the supporting ligaments and sacroiliac joint.

3. The therapy facilitates healing, ligament regeneration and recovery.

4. Board-certified in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, Dr. Meier specializes in advanced techniques for shoulder and knee surgery.

5. He underwent his sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery fellowship at the University of California San Diego.

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