Conventional thinking of lower back pain is that there are a number of causes. The strain of the ligaments running across the lumbar area is considered the most common cause. The usual treatment for lower back pain of this type is rest, muscle relaxants chiropractic adjustments and pain medication including Tylenol and Advil. Often the pain just goes away in days with no treatment. Our assumption is that your pain has not responded to treatment of this type and you are looking for a treatment that can resolve the pain with a least invasive method that gives ongoing relief.
A less common and more severe cause is the compression of the disc tissue between vertebral joints with pain generated by the pressure on the nerves running through them. The condition is called Lumbar radiculopathy. Often Epidural Steroid Injections are used to inject into the disc which block the nerve transmission and stop the pain for the duration of the medicinal effect. Although considered rare the side effects of Epidural Steroid Injections include bleeding, headaches, and in a worst case nerve damage.
Spinal surgery is a last resort for the treatment of lower back pain as it is highly invasive with many side effects including nerve damage, loss of sensation, exaggerated pain, and the possibility of lifelong pain medication and in some cases dependency.
There is a pioneering group of doctors, however, who are seeking innovative solutions to issues of chronic pain – researching and implementing approaches that harness our bodies’ own healing and regenerative powers to not only relieve pain and restore mobility — but in a manner that has minimal risks or side effects. A new method named “Needle Surgery” has been developed that combines micro-incisions done by a needle combined with the injection of activated PRP. PRP is a concentrated portion of your blood containing platelets, stem cells and growth factors that when activated, is then injected into a needle surgery site.
The advantages of needle surgery are that the procedure does not require any incision. Needle Surgery is done under local anesthesia when it’s required, while in many cases it is not. The recovery time for treatment of chronic pain conditions is measured in hours and days. While the fully recover from acute injuries is weeks. The complication occurrence is minimal as there is no incision of the skin.