Anyone who has ever suffered from recurring or chronic back pain knows how troubling and debilitating the condition can be on your mental and physical well-being. It limits your ability to perform basic physical tasks, participate in sports and hobbies, and generally enjoy life.
It might be tempting to reach for medication when back pain becomes an issue. Or you might have a medical professional recommend back surgery. But what if there was another option?
Here is how orthobiologics – a branch of regenerative medicine – can help you get relief for your aching back.
Understanding back pain and traditional treatments
Wouldn’t it be great if your spine was designed to last forever? But few backs hold out through a lifetime without some issues. In fact, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that most people begin experiencing back pain between the ages of 30 and 50, and pain becomes progressively worse with age.
Some people experience more rapid degeneration due to injuries, playing sports, doing manual labor, and conditions like arthritis. Healthy cells break down over time and compromise the tissue and spinal structure. This leads to pain, stiffness, weakness, and limited mobility.
Between two-thirds and one-half of back pain conditions are caused by degenerative disc disease. This type of pain refers to the breakdown of the intervertebral fibrocartilage that lies between the spine’s vertebrae.
Traditional medications and surgical interventions are common treatments for back pain, but if you want to avoid surgery and risks sometimes associated with pain medication, orthobiologics may be the ideal solution.
Orthobiologics as an option to treat your aching back
Orthobiologics are natural substances such as cells, tissue, blood components, and growth factors that are harnessed to treat injuries and relieve pain. These substances are naturally produced by the body and processed in the lab to a concentrated form before being injected into the problem area.
Orthobiologics can be used on almost any part of the body, including the spine. When regenerative therapies are used, the goal is to address the damaged areas and underlying conditions that cause pain and discomfort instead of surgically removing them. This type of approach uses your body’s own substances to create an environment within the tissue or joint, with the goal to increase function and provide pain relief.
When you choose to relieve your back pain with orthobiologics, you are seen on an outpatient basis. Your physician will ask you to slow down and rest for a few days after the treatment to get the best benefit. But you won’t have to undergo surgery, deal with incisions, or worry about the complications of invasive spinal treatments.
Why live with pain any longer?
If you are suffering from recurring and chronic back pain, do yourself a favor and investigate this minimally invasive approach. Dr. Buford of Texas Orthobiologics is the leading provider of regenerative medicine in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Contact us today to find out if orthobiologics are right for you and to learn more about this cutting-edge treatment.