I am interested in exploring Degenerative disc disease studies that might allow me to find alternative options for my lower back
Hello John. Check out 'A closer look at stem cells' on the ISSCR website (www.closerlookatstemcells.org/)
and then have a look at relevant clinical trials on the following website; www.clinicaltrials.gov/. This particular website covers active trials taking place all over the world so you'll need to be specific with your search terms to find what you're looking for. You may know this already but don't pay for stem cell treatments that are not proven to be effective in clinical trials - there are plenty of charlatans on the look out for desperate patients!