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How Can Regenerative Medicine Treat My Back Pain?

It’s estimated that about 80% of Americans struggle with back pain at some point in life. About 16 million people live with chronic back pain every day.

At Medical Wellness Group, our experienced chiropractor, James Appell, DC, understands how daily back pain can interfere with your general quality of life and your ability to stay active. Dr. Appell offers a variety of customized treatments that focus on holistic healing and long-lasting back pain relief.

One of the innovative treatments Dr. Appell offers is regenerative medicine, a practice that uses tissues from your own body or donated tissues to help heal injuries and pain from a number of diseases and conditions.

How regenerative medicine works

Regenerative medicine harnesses your body’s natural healing ability using special cells called mesenchymal stem cells. These cells can be found in different areas of your body, including in your bone marrow.

Mesenchymal stem cells help regulate your immune function and inflammatory processes. They also have the ability to regenerate new, healthy tissue to replace what’s damaged. By injecting a high concentration of these cells into the area of injury or disease, you can heal your body from the inside out.

As new tissue grows, you can recover more efficiently from injuries or degenerative diseases that cause back pain, such as herniated discs and arthritis. Stem cell injections help reduce swelling and inflammation, and provide long-term relief from chronic back pain.

Dr. Appell also uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a substance found naturally in your body that is responsible for repairing damaged soft tissue. PRP stimulates the growth of new cells to replace damaged cells in your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues.

The benefits of regenerative medicine for chronic back pain

Common back pain treatments generally focus on relieving your pain. While these methods may provide you temporary pain relief, they likely won’t fix the real issues that are triggering your pain. Regenerative medicine, on the other hand, targets the root cause of your pain by producing new cells to repair and replace damaged ones.

Regenerative medicine therapies can be successfully used to treat sports injuries, osteoarthritis, and degenerative disc disease. These injections not only alleviate your symptoms but also help you avoid surgery or other more invasive treatments.

Another benefit of using regenerative medicine to treat back pain is the significant reduction of inflammation you receive in the months after your treatment. Inflammation is your body’s natural response to injury or disease. Chronic or ongoing back pain is an indicator that the inflammation isn’t resolving and that the problem still needs attention

After stem cells promote healing in the area, the inflammation will go away, and you remain pain-free. PRP injections can also reduce inflammation and repair soft tissue injuries, effectively addressing the root cause of your chronic back pain.

When to consider regenerative medicine for back pain

You should seek a consultation with us at Medical Wellness Group for back pain that lasts longer than six weeks or for pain that isn’t getting better with at-home care and rest. If your back pain is limiting what you can do physically, it’s important to get a proper evaluation to prevent additional complications.

Regenerative medicine therapy may not be the first step in treating your back pain. Dr. Appell offers comprehensive chiropractic care that includes manual adjustments to relieve pressure on the nerves in your back. He also works with you on dietary and lifestyle changes that can improve your spine health.

If chiropractic care isn’t enough to relieve pain, Dr. Appell can determine if you’re a candidate for treatment with regenerative medicine therapies. He reviews your medical history and your general health and customizes your care plan to your needs.

You don’t have to be sidelined by chronic back pain. Find out if regenerative medicine therapy is a treatment option for your back pain by calling our office or by requesting an appointment online today.

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