Lower Back Pain Specialist Questions and Answers
Our pain management doctors treat lower back pain at Golden State Medical Center. Call us for more information or request an appointment online. We serve patients from San Ramon CA, Dublin CA, Blackhawk CA, Danville CA, Alamo CA, Diablo CA, Dougherty CA, Tassajara CA, Livermore CA and Pleasanton CA.
How common is low back pain?
If you are suffering from lower back pain, you are not alone. More than 80% of North Americans will at some time in their life suffer from disabling lower back pain. Low back pain can originate from various tissues. Muscles, ligaments, joints, discs, and or nerves can all be sources of low back pain. The disappointing fact is that many of these low back pain sufferers will have pain medications prescribed to them. Over 250,000 people die in the U.S. every year from over-use of opiates. That is one death from opiate overdose every 15 minutes. The most common diagnosis for opiate prescription is low back pain.
What are the causes of low back pain?
The cause of low back pain is usually joint dysfunction leading to inflammation, resulting in pain. Joint dysfunction of the low back is commonly caused by blunt trauma, accumulative trauma, an old injury that did not heal correctly, muscle imbalance, poor posture, or poor gait (the way we walk). Chiropractic doctors are experts in correcting the joint dysfunction that can be causing your low back pain. The doctors at Golden State Medical Center are experts at alleviating low back pain, correcting joint dysfunction, and the causes of your joint dysfunction, so your low back pain does not return.
How do the doctors at Golden State Medical Center treat low back pain?
The use of regenerative medicine has helped many patients, in decreasing the symptoms of low back pain. Chiropractic doctors are experts in correcting dysfunctional joints that are commonly a cause of low back pain in many patients. Physical rehabilitation therapy helps to resolve the muscle weakness and tightness, which can be a cause for joint dysfunction in patients suffering from low back pain.
How does regenerative medicine help low back pain sufferers?
Regenerative medicine is the most exciting branch of medicine that holds the hope for many low back pain sufferers. Current research suggests that HCTP and PRP can help decrease inflammation and increase regeneration of tissue. HCTP and PRP are both naturally occurring and have no known side-effects. Low back pain can be quite debilitating. . It is the hope of researchers that regenerative medicine can help speed up the healing process.
How does chiropractic care help low back pain?
The cause of low back pain is usually joint dysfunction (the joint moves too little or too much) leading to inflammation and pain. Chiropractic doctors are the experts in correcting the joint dysfunction in the low back. Correcting the joint dysfunction results in decreased inflammation, relief of pain, and return to life’s activities.
How does physical rehabilitation therapy help low back pain?
Muscle imbalance can cause joint dysfunction leading to inflammation and low back pain. If not corrected immediately, it may result in chronic pain and disability. Physical rehabilitation therapy can help to strengthen the weak musculature and stretch the tight musculature correcting the muscle imbalance.
How is regenerative medicine a breakthrough for low back pain sufferers?
Low back pain sufferers can become dependent on taking pain relief medications to get through their daily lives. These pain medications have many side-effects that can create to more health problems. Regenerative medicine is natural and appears to be a more effective approach to not only pain relief, but to reduce inflammation, and regenerate healthier tissues without the dangerous side-effects of pain medications. If you are tired of depending on prescription drugs and low back pain prevents you from fully enjoying your life, regenerative medicine treatments may be the right solution for you. Come to Golden State Medical Center for high-quality regenerative medicine services! If you would like to learn more about our services or make an appointment with us, you can do so through our website or by calling us. You can find Golden State Medical Center at 2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd, Suite 108, in San Ramon, California.