If you’ve started to notice signs of chronic back pain or find yourself stooping when you try to stand, it’s time to stop procrastinating. It’s time to get it checked out before you get worse.
Cell therapy for back pain is an effective treatment in regenerating the discs, repairing the vertebrae, and restoring the facet joints . . . making healthy, pain-free mobility possible. You don’t have to live in pain!
With the help of your own stem cells, you can protect your spine from the degeneration process that’s happening in your spine or joints.
Starting with regenerative medicine early on may prevent years of misery. Here are some common causes of back pain that can be treated with PreciseCare Regenerative Cell Therapy®:
The intervertebral discs are like cushions between the bony vertebral bodies that from the spinal column. One can only imagine as this “cushion” thins out the stress on the vertebral bodies increases causing constant back pain.
Facets joints help connect the vertebral bodies that sit one on top of each other to form the spinal column. They are put to use in any motion involving your back, bending, leaning, or rotating.
Just like any other joint say like the knee or the shoulder that with constant use wear out, same thing happens with the facet joints.
Nerves that leave your spinal cord and travel around the body pass through an opening in the spine’s facet joints. When the gap is compromised a bulging disc, facet joint osteoarthritis, bone spurs, and inflammation, the nerve gets “pinched.” This is the painful part!
Vertebrae are the small square bones that stack up and form our spine. When one of those vertebrae breaks or collapses, the resulting injury is called a vertebral compression fracture. It can also be known as a spinal compression fracture.
Vertebral compression fractures can be caused by a few different things. Trauma is one of them, but, because of the strength of these bones, the trauma must be substantial and/or severe enough to cause a fracture. This is most frequently seen in younger patients.
However, for the majority of people, especially older patients, fractured or collapsed vertebrae occur because of weakened bones. As we age, we lose bone strength; this condition is also known as osteoporosis.
Once the bone weakens, even routine stress on the spine can cause the vertebral body to fracture. Cancer patients are also at risk of developing these types of spinal injuries, either from cancer itself or due to the side effects of cancer-treating drugs.
Trust us, you’ll know. Spinal injuries are not subtle. The most obvious sign of a vertebral fracture is the sudden onset of pain. Because most of these injuries happen in the lower back, that’s where the pain will be localized, though it can radiate outward to affect your hips and thighs as well.
You might also feel some abdominal pain. If the injury happens higher up on the spinal column, however, the pain will be localized in your neck or shoulders.
In addition, some patients may feel a combination of weakness, tingling sensation and, eventually, numbness. If these sensations happen at the same time as the pain, it might be a sign that the compression fracture has compressed your nerves, too.
It’s important to address any underlying conditions or factors that lead to the fracture in first place.
Your doctor may run additional tests to determine the extent of osteoporosis and recommend additional treatment to help stop further weakening of your bones.
Most of us have learned how to deal with a fair amount of back pain, so we are unlikely to run to the doctor whenever we feel a twinge. Back pain associated with minor sprains will most likely subside with over the counter anti-inflammatories and rest. But if the pain lasts for more than a few days or keeps coming back, it’s a good idea to get checked out.
Pain associated with compression fracture is sharp and stabbing, it’s hard to ignore and makes even doing routine activities difficult! Go see a doctor because if you don’t, you run the risk of developing complications and requiring hospitalization.
PreciseCare can also help you heal from a compression fracture with vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty treatments to help minimize the back hump some patients develop. This process is really helpful for elderly people who suffer from osteoporosis and, consequently, their vertebrae have worn down over time.
If you’re suffering from a vertebral compression fracture or other chronic spine pain, contact us to better understand your treatment options. Fill out the form. Get relief now.