When you suffer from chronic back pain, it can affect all aspects of your life, including your job, family, and independence. Unfortunately, traditional treatments for chronic back pain frequently fall short of offering significant relief and often only manage to reduce symptoms.
Regenerative medicine, also known as stem cell therapy, approaches back pain differently. They work to use the body’s healing mechanisms to support the repair and regeneration of damaged areas, treating the root cause of your pain and reducing your need for pain medication or surgery. In many cases, these regenerative treatments are not widely known.
There are several types of regenerative medicine treatments for your back pain that you may not have tried yet.
Prolotherapy stimulates the body’s natural healing response and is an effective complementary treatment for joint and muscle pain patients. To trigger the body to begin healing an area of chronic pain or acute damage, a physician injects an irritant into the affected joint.
The irritant is typically a sugar solution, which triggers the connective tissue to grow and promote healing. As a result, the body experiences a brief inflammatory response and sends healing cells to the area to stimulate connective tissue growth in the joint.
Prolozone therapy works similarly to prolotherapy, as both treatments work to trigger the body’s healing response. However, prolozone therapy is an oxidative treatment, injecting ozone gas and nutrients into the affected musculoskeletal area.
Prolozone therapy may offer additional benefits, as it’s believed the treatment bypasses the inflammatory response to stimulate healing and the potential for nutrient absorption directly.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses the body’s blood to stimulate healing. Platelets are blood cells that contain potent healing properties and growth factors. In PRP therapy, a physician takes a patient’s blood sample and separates the cells using a centrifuge.
The platelets and plasma become a concentrated serum, which is then injected into the damaged area. The concentrated platelets have the potential to expedite recovery and repair injuries.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy uses stem cells, which can differentiate to create specialized cells, like nerve or muscle cells, to promote the repair response of damaged tissue. The stem cells have the properties to help repair damaged tissue.
Regenerative medicine continues to open up new therapy options for those whose recovery has stalled with traditional medicine. Patients suffering from chronic back pain can discuss their regenerative treatment options with their physician to learn if they can finally find lasting relief.
This post was written by a medical professional at Stemedix Inc. At Stemedix we provide access to Regenerative Medicine for spinal stenosis, also known as stem cell for spinal stenosis. Regenerative medicine has the natural potential to help improve symptoms sometimes lost from the progression of many conditions.