The “Back” Facts —
Experts estimate that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time in their lives. Back pain can affect people of all ages, from adolescents to elderly. Back pain is the third most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, behind skin disorders and osteoarthritis/joint disorders.
Back Facts and Stem Cells – Therapies Are Here To Help!
Definition of back pain: Back pain is physical, bodily discomfort occurring around the spine or back, ranging from mild to debilitating.
Common Back Pain Causes
Back pain can have causes that aren’t due to underlying disease. Examples include working out, lifting too much or the wrong way, prolonged sitting and laying down, sleeping in an awkward position, or wearing heavy or poorly fitting back packs.
Stretching or tearing of a muscle or a tissue connecting muscle to bone (tendon). Strains often occur in the lower back and in the muscle in the back of the thigh. Symptoms include pain, swelling, muscle spasms, and limited ability to move the muscle. Treatment may include pain relievers, ice, or regenerative treatments.
Back facts and stem cells go hand in hand because stem cell treatments for back pain are among the most popular options. You can get back on your feet without downtime, while you heal.
Over the weeks, the stem cells multiply, making you stronger, and heal the source of your pain.
Back Pain and the Opioid Epidemic
The opioid epidemic has led many respected health groups to reconsider the value of a conservative approach to low back pain (the most common condition for which opioids are prescribed). Most notably, the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest medical-specialty society in the world, updated its low back pain treatment guideline in 2017 to support a conservative approach to care.
Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and based on a review of randomized controlled trials and observational studies, the ACP guideline cites therapy, massage, acupuncture and spinal manipulation as noninvasive, non drug options for low back pain treatment.
The guideline further states that only when such treatments provide little or no relief should patients move on to medicines such as ibuprofen or muscle relaxants, which research indicates have limited pain-relief effects.
According to ACP, prescription opioids should be a last resort for those suffering from low back pain, as the risk of addiction and overdose may outweigh the benefits.
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