If chronic back pain is recurring even with trying home remedies and over-the-counter medication, it may be time to seek help from a medical professional. Typically, strong pain medications are prescribed, or in some cases, a doctor may suggest surgery to treat chronic back pain. If you are considering your options and would prefer an alternative to medications or surgery, regenerative medicine treatments like platelet-rich plasma injections and regenerative cell therapy may be worth looking into.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections help the body along with its natural healing process. A doctor or medical professional will draw a small sample of blood and process it in a centrifuge to separate the blood cells from the platelets. The separated platelets are then injected into a numbed area of the back. Platelets contain many healing properties such as growth factors, proteins, and cytokines.
When a high concentration is introduced into a damaged area, it helps the body heal properly. This treatment can be an ideal choice to avoid surgery or pain medications as there is low risk and can be done right in your doctor’s office.
Regenerative tissue therapy uses an injection of mesenchymal tissue to help initiate the body’s healing process. The tissue used in this treatment is retrieved from a substance called Wharton’s jelly, which is found in the umbilical cord of cesarean-born babies. The Wharton’s jelly is collected from a carefully screened volunteer and causes no discomfort to the mother or child.
After the Wharton’s jelly substance is collected, the mesenchymal tissue is extracted to be used in an injection into the area of pain. This tissue is rich in growth factors and proteins that are essential to healing damaged tissue. Regenerative tissue therapy has low risks or side effects because the tissue used is so new.
Common Causes of Back Pain
Back pain is a common occurrence for many people, regardless of age or gender. For some, it can be a chronic issue that can affect every aspect of their life. Finding relief is crucial to live actively or just getting a good night’s rest. Since chronic back pain is a common ailment, there can be many causes.
Some common causes of back pain include:
- Herniated discs
- Accident or injury
- Muscle strains
- Poor posture
- General “wear-and-tear”
- Spinal stenosis
- Skeletal deformities
To learn more about how regenerative medicine treatments can provide effective, long lasting relief from chronic back pain, call our Medical Clinic today at (614) 412-5009 to schedule a free, no-obligation health consultation.