The Center for Regenerative Medicine
Regenerative & Pain Medicine located in Mount Pleasant, SC
Back pain is a common complaint in people of all ages. It’s one of the most common reasons people miss work. At The Center for Regenerative Medicine in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Jeffrey Farricielli, MD, ABPMR, strives to provide holistic care that effectively relieves back pain. Using regenerative medicine, Dr. Farricielli stimulates the body’s natural healing response to repair damage from within. Call The Center for Regenerative Medicine, or schedule an appointment online today to learn more.
What causes back pain?
Back pain is a leading cause of disability around the world and can occur for many reasons. Some of the most common causes of back pain are:
The discs in your spine provide cushion and flexibility. They’re a hard casing with a soft center. Any small cracks in your vertebral discs can cause the soft center to push through, putting pressure on nearby nerves. This can lead to chronic back pain that typically worsens over time.
Osteoarthritis is a type of “wear and tear” arthritis that occurs when the cartilage that cushions your joints deteriorates, causing pain, stiffness, and discomfort.
Osteoporosis causes your bones to become brittle and porous, increasing your chances of fractures in the back.
Spinal stenosis causes a narrowing of the spinal canal, which puts pressure on your spinal cord and surrounding nerves.
The sciatic nerve runs from your low back down the back of your thigh. Any pressure on this nerve, due to a herniated disc or injury, can cause shooting or dull pain in your low back.
How can I prevent back pain?
As one of the most common complaints that doctors see, back pain frequently affects adults of all ages. While you may not be able to prevent back pain altogether, there are many ways to minimize your risk, such as:
- Losing weight
- Exercising for 30 minutes a day
- Quitting smoking
- Increasing flexibility
- Strengthening your back muscles
- Avoiding lifting heavy objects
If you’re experiencing chronic back pain, Dr. Farricielli at The Center for Regenerative Medicine can determine which type of holistic therapy is right for you.
What are the treatments for back pain?
To relieve your discomfort and help you avoid surgery in the future, Dr. Farricielli offers a variety of regenerative medicine treatments for back pain, such as:
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT)
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy or ESWT is a noninvasive, FDA-cleared treatment that increases blood circulation and stimulates your body’s natural healing response to repair damage.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses the plasma in your blood to repair damage. After drawing your blood, Dr. Farricielli runs it through a centrifuge to isolate the PRP. He then injects the PRP directly into your area of pain to trigger your body’s healing response.
Mesenchymal Stem cell therapy
During mesenchymal stem cell therapy, Dr. Farricielli uses mesenchymal stem cells from your body to repair injured tissues by injecting them directly into your injury.
To schedule a back pain appointment with Dr. Farricielli, call The Center for Regenerative Medicine, or book online today.