Lower Back Pain Treatments
How Common is Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain is one of the most prevalent health problems in modern American society. It is a leading cause in disability, preventing people from going to work. It results in over 264 million lost workdays every year. Treatments in the past relied heavily on medication, but due to the growing opioid epidemic, many people are naturally wary of such treatments. Fortunately, you can find a lower back pain treatment alternative, such as stem cell therapy, to find relief. Stem cell treatment (also known as regenerative treatment) has fast become the alternative to surgical interventions for many conditions. In the past 1-2 years, even medical professionals who were strong critics of Stem cell treatment have become practitioners of this modern-day medical miracle.
Can Treatment With Stem Cells Help With Lower Back Pain?
Stem cell therapy for back pain is still relatively new, so more research is necessary to determine the full effects. However, experts are quite confident patients can find some support through the treatment. Essentially, the doctor utilizes a long needle to take bone marrow from the patient’s back. Many adults mistakenly believe they do not have any stem cells. Fortunately, there are many of them in the back of the hip.
After extracting the stem cells, the doctor puts them inside a centrifuge to concentrate the cells. Next, the doctor injects the cells into the damaged disc causing the discomfort. Many patients who have received the treatment stated their pain reduced between two and four months after the initial treatment. Results will vary from one patient to the next, but many doctors are optimistic stem cell therapy will become more widely used in the future.
What Else Can You Do to Ease Back Pain?
There are other treatments you can implement at home to help your back:
The best treatment for lower back pain is prevention. The simplest way to prevent pain from developing in the first place is to get up and move. Many people these days live a sedentary lifestyle. They sit at a desk for work, and their activities typically involve sitting on a couch. You want to get up and walk for at least 30 minutes a day. This can include walking the dog, walking to work, or even doing some chores around the house. You just need to be cautious of exercising if your back is already sore. You do not want to make a bad situation worse.
Apply an Ice or Cold Compresses
After sustaining a lower back injury, you should ice it in the immediate aftermath. You want to apply ice regularly for the first 24 to 48 hours. This helps to reduce inflammation. You should apply ice 20 minutes at a time. You want to give your skin some time to relax after being exposed to prolonged cold temperatures. After 48 hours, you can switch to a heat compress. Heat can help relax the muscles somewhat, but you do need to be careful about adding further heat to the inflammatory process. If pain lasts for more than a few days, then you need to contact a doctor.
Smokers will experience a litany of health problems throughout their lives. One issue smoking exacerbates is osteoporosis in the spine. It can lead to many other bone issues. However, if you are not careful, then smoking can quickly lead to fractures developing in the spine. Research has shown smokers have an increased risk of developing chronic back pain than non-smokers. Even if you do not currently have back problems but smoke often, it would be in your best interest to quit as soon as possible.
Talk to a Doctor as Soon as You Have Back Problems
The Human Body is a formidable mechanical machine and every part of it is dependent on other parts in order to function properly. Simply put you cannot look at the lower back as an independent unit and treat it as an independent unit. The lower back is a continuation of the neck and shoulders, and it continues on to the hip, knees, and the foot. What happens with the neck and shoulders affect the lower back and vice versa. This principle is called biotensegrity. This is what sets National Stem Cell Clinic apart from most other Stem cell centers. Our in-depth understanding of biotensegrity, our internationally renowned expertise in Regenerative medicine, and most importantly our compassion is what makes us different and unique.
Sound Too Familiar? Get in Touch with National Stem Cell Clinic Today!
You should not delay lower back pain treatment. Instead, you need to get in touch with the professionals at the National Stem Cell Clinic. Our clinics in Miami and Houston uses stem cell therapy to great effect, and many patients have already found relief through the process. Contact us today if you have any questions about the process or want to learn more about the source of your back pain.
We Treat Chronic, Debilitating Pain
At the National Stem Cell Clinic in Miami & Houston, we specialize in the specific issues that result in chronic pain. Chronic pain can occur in varying degrees of severity in different parts of the body. Many of our clients come to us with chronic pain in the following areas: