Patients who suffer from chronic neck and back pain know that their pain is notoriously hard to treat. That’s why Dr. Kenneth Carle at Renewed Life Stem Cell Clinic is proud to offer regenerative treatments such as stem cell injections that effectively relieve pain and more — they actively generate new tissues to restore damaged areas of your spine. You don’t need to continue suffering from chronic pain; call the office in Sarasota, Florida, or book an appointment online.
Chronic Neck and Back Pain Q & A
What causes back pain?
When you’re young, back pain usually develops due to muscle, ligament, and tendon problems caused by sports and overuse injuries. However, as you get older, degenerative changes are the primary source of back pain.
Some of the most common conditions responsible for back pain include:
Herniated, bulging and degenerative discs
The discs located between each vertebra have a gel-like center surrounded by a tough, fibrous outer layer. A herniated disc occurs when damage in the outer layer allows the inner core to leak out. You have a bulging disc when the outer layer is intact but bulges into the spinal canal. Disc degeneration occurs over time as discs become dry and thin out.
Osteoarthritis causes spinal joint degeneration and bone spurs that protrude into the spinal canal.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowed spinal canal, which may be caused by ligaments that thicken with age, a slipped disc, bone spurs, or herniated and bulging discs.
Any change that narrows the spinal canal or protrudes into the spinal canal can lead to radiculopathy, or a pinched nerve.
What causes neck pain?
Neck pain develops from the same problems that affect your lower back. You can develop chronic pain and limited mobility due to sprains and strains, cervical radiculopathy, and spinal stenosis.
How does regenerative medicine treat neck and back pain?
Injections of stem cells effectively reduce inflammation, relieve your pain, and more — they regenerate new cells to replace damaged tissues with new, healthy tissues.
This treatment is made from your adult stem cells, using procedures that extract and concentrate stem cells. Then they’re injected directly into the injured or degenerated area of your back or neck.
Stem cells are your body’s natural healing agents. When they’re injected, they do their usual jobs:
- Accelerate healing
- Reduce inflammation and pain
- Develop new blood vessels
- Produce new collagen, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, muscles, and bone
If you suffer from chronic neck or back pain, call Renewed Life Stem Cell Clinic or book an appointment online.