Case Report | June 2022
Update March 2023
Disc degeneration is one of the main causes of chronic back pain. The degenerative cascade is often triggered by an imbalance between catabolic and anabolic processes in the intervertebral discs.
Ultimately, this process leads to disc bulging and loss of water content in the nucleus pulposus and subsequent loss of disc height. Most patients respond to conservative management, however, a significant number of patients continue to experience chronic low back pain.
Pain medicine specialist Dr. Jóse Luis de Córdoba from Barcelona/Spain recently presented an interesting case report on the treatment of the 2021 Snowboard Cross World Champion who suffered from recurring low back pain of varying degrees of severity that affected his daily life and jeopardized his sporting career.
Since it was an incipient chronic degenerative process, surgical treatment was discouraged, and instead regenerative treatment with mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) was strongly recommended.
Dr. Jóse Luis de Córdoba
Update March 27, 2023
post on instagram (https://www.instagram.com/p/CqTEQrmuAP_/?img_index=1):
I still can’t believe what we just got after all we’ve been through. A year ago I could hardly train, and now we are runners-up in the World Cup. I haven’t won the trophy but for me this was already a victory before the final. I feel super grateful and super loved by all of you. For all the comments and messages you leave me. Really thanks for everything and of course to Doctor @ drdecordoba.dolor and all his team, you have given me my back, and my life
Next season we’ll be back with the whole family!!!
I love you