Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting millions of people every year. It has many different causes, from injuries to bad habits that can lead to chronic pain. While several treatments are available for back pain, stem cell therapy offers an innovative approach.
At Dr. Stem Cell in Encino, California, orthopedic physician Bruce Fishman, MD, specializes in regenerative orthopedic medicine, which focuses on harnessing your body’s own ability to heal and repair itself. Stem cell therapy targets the root source of pain to promote healing and restore function, offering an alternative to traditional approaches for managing chronic pain.
In this post, we describe some common habits to look out for that may be contributing to your back pain.
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cells are special cells that can develop into other types of cells in the body. This ability makes them an ideal treatment for conditions like back pain, which can be caused by damage or inflammation to the tissues in your back.
Stem cell therapy involves extracting your own stem cells and then injecting them into the affected area, where they can go to work to repair damaged tissues or fight off inflammation.
Stem cell therapy for back pain
Most people experience back pain at some point in their lives. It’s usually minor and resolves on its own. Sometimes, however, back pain can become chronic, and it’s not always easy to find relief. Stem cell therapy is a minimally invasive option that can help to repair damaged tissues in your back to relieve pain.
Bad habits that could be harming your back
Many habits in your daily life may contribute to your back pain without you realizing it. Look out for these habits and work to correct them to protect your back.
Many people spend hours a day hunched over at their desk or sitting on the couch watching TV. Poor posture leads to muscle tension and puts your back out of its natural alignment. Practicing good posture can reduce back pain caused by poor posture.
Stress triggers muscle tension and promotes inflammation. Over time, chronic stress can lead to pain in various areas, such as your shoulders and back. Learning how to manage stress through relaxation techniques or therapy may help reduce back pain.
Lack of exercise
Exercise helps keep your muscles strong and flexible, which reduces your risk of injury. Weak back muscles can give rise to back pain. Getting regular physical activity is key to maintaining the integrity of muscles that support your body, including your back.
Improper lifting technique is a common cause of lower back pain. If you have a job or hobby that involves regular lifting, you can easily strain the muscles or ligaments in your back. To practice proper lifting technique, hold the item close to your body, keep your feet shoulder-width apart, and push your body upright with your legs rather than bending at the waist.
Sleeping on the wrong mattress
The right mattress supports your spine, relieves pressure, and helps keep your muscles relaxed while you sleep. The wrong mattress can cause aches and pains at various pressure points. It’s worth it to test out different options and find a high-quality mattress that keeps your spine neutral and relieves pressure points as you sleep.
If you’re suffering from chronic back pain, stem cell therapy may be the right treatment for you. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fishman to learn more about this innovative treatment that can help your back heal.