Chronic back pain is a condition that affects thousands of people each year. Back pain does not discriminate and can affect people of all ages. Everyday activities can become excruciating tasks, while recreational fun becomes limited. Our back carries a lot of responsibility throughout our lifetime. This puts us at risk for stress and strain over time. Back pain does not have just one specific cause.
In fact, there are many reasons that one may experience back pain, such as:
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Auto accident
- Poor posture
- Sports injury
- Spinal stenosis
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle strains
- And many more
Regardless of the cause of your back pain, you may have been told that the only ways to “fix” the problem is through surgery or medication. You may find yourself avoiding getting treatment for your pain because those options are not ideal for you.
Surgery is invasive and does not always yield positive results, while prescription drugs simply mask the symptoms and can cause more problems long term than they fix. If this sounds like a familiar situation to you, you may be thinking that it is just inevitable that you have to live with the pain. Fortunately, that is far from the truth. There are many natural alternatives to relieve your back pain through regenerative medicine.
Regenerative medicine utilizes the body’s own natural ability to heal itself. Umbilical allografts are most often used for these procedures. They are young and healthy cells with extremely high levels of growth factors, cytokines, and peptides. When introduced into an injured area, they promote quick healing, allowing for repair at the pain source.
Umbilical allografts are obtained from Wharton’s Jelly, which is found in the umbilical cords of newborn babies. Consenting mothers donate the tissue, and the procedure is perfectly safe and causes no harm to the mother or child.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is another available regenerative treatment. This process is relatively simple. A blood sample from the patient is taken in the doctor’s office. That sample is then spun in a centrifuge, which separates the plasma from the red blood cells. Once the plasma is separated, it is re-injected back into the injured area. This process ignites the body’s response system to heal damaged tissue and cells, which are the source of inflammation and pain.
If you have been dealing with chronic back pain for a while, it can feel like a lifetime. Regenerative therapies offer hope for pain relief that is long-term, fast-acting, and reparative. If you are looking for a natural alternative to invasive surgeries or pain masking medications, regenerative medicine may be the key to get you back to living an active, healthy life.