Back pain is among the most common concerns that brings patients to Remedy Spine & Pain Solutions in Marina del Rey and Manhattan Beach, California. Dr. Bajaj and his staff offer a number of pain relief treatment options for patients from throughout Los Angeles who are experiencing significant back pain, and they focus on getting patients back on their feet and back in action.
Lower back pain can result from a number of factors, which is why it affects so many people from all walks of life. In some cases, back pain is associated with nerve damage or compression. Sciatica, for example, is a common cause of lower back pain which occurs when the sciatic nerve is compressed. The muscles in the lower back can become strained, which can lead to pain. Also, one of the many bones that make up the spine can experience degeneration or damage. Tendons and ligaments are also present within the spine and can be quite painful if inflamed.
Epidural steroid injections (ESIs) have been used to treat lower back pain since 1952. The injections have multiple benefits; not only does the process reduce inflammation in the immediate area, but there is the added benefit of “flushing out” the general area, which can reduce the presence of inflammatory chemicals and proteins. These injections can provide significant relief from pain, but the effects are not long lasting. Often, ESIs are used to relieve the immediate sensation of pain and allow the patient to take part in a physical therapy program of stretching and targeted exercises.
Prolotherapy is a treatment option that also deals with inflammation. While many injections seek to reduce inflammation at the site of pain, prolotherapy actually provokes the body’s natural inflammatory response. That jump-starts the body’s healing process, including the production of new blood vessels. When lower back pain is the result of torn or strained tissues, prolotherapy can yield impressive results. The use of prolotherapy has roots in ancient traditions but is becoming more and more accepted as a treatment option in the United States.
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