A revolutionary new treatment has given fresh hope for those who suffer from severe back pain.
Australian researchers developed the treatment after discovering stem cell technology could help one in six Australians living with the debilitating condition, the Herald Sun reports.
The injection is the result of ten years of research at Monash University and Hudson Institute of Medical Research.
The injection contains six million stem cells and works as an anti-inflammatory for degenerative spinal discs, helping damaged cells regenerate and ease pain.
Stem cell research has been hailed by the medical world as the future science for many years now.
It’s commonly used to treat blood diseases and has been shown to help regenerate tissues and degenerative cells throughout the body.
One in ten people are believed to suffer from back pain, making it the most common form of disability around the world, and the new injection is expected to help millions of people.
Researchers say if the trial is successful, the drug could be commercially available in Australia within the next two years.
It’s not yet known when it will be available outside of Australia.