Many people who suffer from low back pain, either moderate or severe, understand the frustration that comes with trying to manage the pain. Luckily, there are alternative solutions for lower back pain that don’t involve medicating with potentially addictive drugs or invasive surgery.
Typically, structural issues and soft tissue damage are the reason for low back pain. These types of damage can cause harm to the intervertebral plates, put pressure on the nerves, and cause misalignment or inflammation of the spinal joints. One of the most common causes for lower back pain is a torn or pulled muscle or tendon.
Some simple back pain solutions that can be done at home can include:
- Enjoying an anti-inflammatory drink every day, such as green tea, or water with lemon
- Going to bed earlier and getting enough sleep
- Avoiding prolonged static posture
- Gently stretching the joints and soft tissues
- Deep breathing exercises
- Swimming in a warm pool
- Keeping a self-activating heat patch handy
If none of these at-home options are working for you, consider your non-surgical medical options.
Chiropractic care is a common and effective treatment for fixing lower back pain and enhancing overall functionality and a sense of wellbeing. Through simple adjustments, many patients have found improved mobility and lasting relief for their lower back pain. With chiropractic care, pressure is taken off of the nerves in the back, reducing pain and discomfort, thus improving breathing and increasing movement and flexibility in your back.
For back pain associated with the neck or lower parts of the spine, spinal decompression can be a very effective solution. During this treatment, the doctor will have you lie on a specialized table that gently stretches out the spine and helps to bring the vertebrae back into alignment. This can help bring rapid relief straight to the source of your discomfort or pain.
Regenerative medicine treatments refer to pain relief through the use of regenerative tissue and PRP therapy. Regenerative tissue is collected during scheduled cesarean births from prescreened donors. The tissue contains young, vibrant cells derived from Wharton’s jelly, which is located within the umbilical cord and contains growth factors, cytokines, proteins, and more that all work to help the body heal itself.
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, therapy is derived from a sample of your blood, extracted, and spun in a centrifuge to create a concentrated solution high in potent healing qualities. Both regenerative tissue and PRP therapy are effective solutions, as they are injected directly into the area of need, bringing healing straight to the source of your lower back pain.
If you would like more information on alternative solutions for lower back pain, call Affiliated Healthcare Centers today at (305) 614-2895 to schedule an appointment.