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Can Regenerative Medicine Help Lower Back Pain?

Back pain is one of the most common health concerns, affecting both men and women at various ages. Lower back pain can cause intermittent sharp pains or an ongoing chronic ache. Left untreated, back pain can impact your ability to sleep, work, and even move.

If you struggle with back pain, you’ve likely tried various treatments to find relief. Traditional approaches to back pain treatment have involved pain medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

A newer approach that may be more effective is regenerative medicine, also known as stem cell therapy. Learn more about what causes lower back pain and how stem cells could resolve your symptoms.

Causes of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain refers to discomfort in the lumbar region of the spine. The lumbar region is the section of your spine that begins at the lower portion of your waist and extends down to your tailbone. Pain in this area can be due to several things, but the following are the most common causes of lower back pain:

  • Chronic strain
  • Arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports injuries
  • Compression fracture
  • Facet joint damage

Any factors or conditions that affect your lumbar spine can result in lower back pain. This pain may be sudden and sporadic or gradual, getting progressively worse over time.

Stem Cell Treatment and Back Pain

While traditional approaches may work for some people, others still suffer back pain despite getting treatment. These patients may benefit from a newer, innovative treatment approach like stem cell therapy.

Stem cell therapy uses natural stem cells to produce a regenerative effect within your spine. When administered into the discs, stem cells can stimulate a healing response that alleviates any pain and discomfort you are experiencing.

When you have stem cell treatment, stem cells can be harvested in several ways. One way is through the bone marrow. For this treatment, a thin needle is inserted directly into the bone marrow to remove a small number of stem cells. (Your hips and ribs make good harvest sites because the bone marrow in these areas has a high stem cell content.)

Once your stem cells have been harvested, they will be prepared and readministered into the specific areas that are causing you discomfort. For lower back pain, these stem cells will be placed strategically in the lumbar spine to provide regenerative properties.

Stem cell therapy for lower back pain is still a relatively new treatment. If you struggle with back pain and are interested in stem cell treatment, speak to your physician about regenerative medicine options.

This post was written by a medical professional at Stemedix Inc. At Stemedix we provide access to Regenerative Medicine for back pain, also known as Stem Cell Therapy for back pain. Regenerative medicine has the natural potential to help improve symptoms sometimes lost from the progression of many conditions.