Dealing with chronic back pain can be an extremely devastating, disruptive experience. Not only does chronic back pain often affect a person’s ability to do their job, but it can also prevent them from engaging in their favorite activities and in doing so, affect their mental health. Luckily, there are many regenerative treatments for back pain that can help relieve your pain without requiring major surgery. Regenerative treatments can help to reduce reliance on pain medications while restoring your muscles, nerves, and joints.
The best way to determine if a regenerative treatment is a viable option for treating your pain is to consult a skilled spine specialist. Contact your local NJ Spine & Orthopedic branch to determine if this procedure is right for you.
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During a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedure a doctor withdraws your blood and processes it in a centrifuge. This process separates your blood, separating your platelets from other blood components. These platelets are then extracted from the sample and injected into the affected area of your back. These plasma-rich platelets contain growth factors that signal your tissues to heal. Additionally, a PRP procedure helps to deliver blood to areas with a low blow to regenerate damaged structures in your back.
The pain relief from PRP isn’t immediate. Usually, it will take a couple of treatments and months for the relief to kick in. However, by reducing inflammation and promoting healing in affected areas, PRP treatments can be very effective in treating pain caused by conditions like arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Cell therapy is similar to PRP but also involves extracting healing cells from bone marrow or fat, which are known for their ability to regenerate various kinds of tissue, such as tendons, bones, and cartilage. Often, PRP is combined with bone marrow or fat cells to fully regenerate damaged tissues while boosting blood supply.
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If you are experiencing chronic back pain that isn’t improving, it may be helpful to consult a spine surgeon to see if cell therapy or PRP treatment is right for you. At NJ Spine & Orthopedic, our surgeons are dedicated to treating your pain and helping you get your life back.
Our experienced and board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, and orthopedic specialists work together to treat spine and back disorders with minimally invasive techniques. Our doctors understand that every person is unique and requires a personalized treatment plan. At NJ Spine & Orthopedic, we treat people, not patients. To schedule an appointment with one of our skilled spine experts, call (866) 272-9271 or complete our online contact form.
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