When you experience pain in your spine, simple activities, like walking the dog or getting in and out of a car can affect your quality of life. Our doctors in St Petersburg, Florida, believe back pain should not affect your daily life and you should have access to non-surgical alternatives for pain relief. That's why we provide non-invasive regenerative medicine treatments for acute and chronic conditions of the spine.
Spinal problems affect your mobility, often limiting your ability to move. Common back pain symptoms include:
- Muscle aches
- Stabbing pain in the lower back that reduces your flexibility
- A tingling or burning sensation in the spine
- A dull ache in the lower back, or sharp pain
Other back pain symptoms include pain or weakness that runs down your leg, hip, or feet. While you want to get fast and effective pain relief, you should always aim to avoid surgery unless your doctor says it's necessary.
What are the risks of surgery? Surgical complications include:
- Long-term pain
- An infection, which can delay the healing process
- Blood Clotting
- Urinary tract infection
- Allergic reaction to anesthesia
Regenerative medicine is a multi-modal field of medicine that focuses on regenerating degenerated or diseased areas in your back to restore healthy function. If you want to avoid the knife, regenerative therapies such as treatments containing stem cells are a safe alternative to back surgery.
These treatments stem cells are rich in growth factors that support tissue repair and regeneration. Injections containing stem cells and growth factors assist with healing through tissue regeneration for effective back pain relief.
Stem cells are undifferentiated, which simply means they are able to replicate into or regenerate various types of tissue. The same is true for Wharton's jelly-derived stem cells obtained from placental birth tissue donated by mothers during cesarean section. Tissue banks that adhere to the American Association of Tissue Banks guidelines source this birth material through voluntary donations by prescreened donors.
During the process, neither the mother nor the baby is harmed. These mesenchymal stem cells offer similar benefits of stem cell therapy for chronic back pain without ethical issues associated with using embryonic stem cells. They also avoid the risks involved from invasive procedures used to remove cells from your body.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy combines modern technology and your body's natural abilities to heal your sore back. Your blood is composed of red and white blood cells, plasma, and platelets, rich in growth factors and therapeutic proteins. These platelets stimulate cellular growth and healing for all-natural pain relief of your lower spine pain.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, regenerative medicine may help:
- Joint pain
- Degenerative disc disease
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Muscle injuries like a strain or tear in the muscles and ligaments
- Sports injuries
- Workplace injuries
If you don't see your condition or you would like to learn more about injections containing growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells and PRP therapy to alleviate pain in your spine, contact us for a complimentary consultation.