Back pain is something the majority of the population will experience at some point in their lifetime. This pain can make even the smallest day-to-day tasks seem burdensome.
There are various reasons that back pain can be caused, including:
- Herniated/bulging discs
- Inflammation/irritation of the spine
- Muscle strains
- Skeletal deformities
With approximately 80% of the American population experiencing pain in the back, it’s incredible to think about how most doctors’ recommendations are to either take strong, potentially addictive medications or to undergo invasive surgeries, which can lead to even more debilitating problems.
Often, medications prescribed for this type of pain only work to treat symptoms rather than treat the underlying causes. Surgery is typically extremely invasive and can leave the body open to infection during a lengthy recovery period.
However, there are a few successful alternative pain relief options for those experiencing back problems. Chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, and specialized stretches or exercise have all proven to be viable options for back pain relief. Additionally, there is another treatment options that has proved their success in not only relieving pain but healing and regenerating the affected area as well.
PRP Injections for Back Pain Relief
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is the process of using your own platelets and re-injecting them into the area of need. This starts with a small sample of blood extracted from the patient and spun in a centrifuge, which creates a golden solution rich in cytokines and growth factors. Upon injection, the PRP solution works to accelerate the healing process, promoting regeneration of damaged tissue at the root of your pain. Since the PRP comes directly from the patient, there is little-to-no risk of rejection.
If you would like to learn more about these treatment options for back pain, contact our office today for a complimentary consultation at (407) 807-6645.