Persistent inflammation around in your lower back and spine might be preventing you from doing the things you love, like running, hiking, and even walking. At Spine Center of Baton Rouge, Drs. Kevin P. McCarthy and C. Chambliss Harrod offer groundbreaking regenerative medicine to reduce inflammation and help you quickly get back on your feet. Call one of their three office locations in Baton Rouge, Walker, and Prairieville, Louisiana, or book an appointment online today to learn more about regenerative medicine.
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Regenerative Medicine Q & A
Why is my back in constant pain?
There are two main conditions that cause inflammation and swelling around your back: muscle strain and ligament sprain. Both conditions can start to feel debilitating over time, preventing you from exercising and moving around like you used to.
A lower back strain can occur when your muscle is stretched too far and tears, damaging the muscle itself.
A sprain occurs from a tearing of the ligaments that connect your bones together.
Your back pain could be chronic if it lasts more than a few months. Chronic pain in the low back often involves a disc problem, a joint problem, and/or an irritated nerve root. Some common causes for this pain include:
- Lumbar herniated disc
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Compression fracture
What can I do to soothe my lower back pain?
Your back needs to be dealt with right away before it starts impacting your ability to walk properly. Symptoms to look out for include:
- Dull or aching pain of the lower back
- Stinging, burning pain that moves from the low back to the backs of the thighs, sometimes into the lower legs or feet; can include numbness or tingling (sciatica)
- Muscle spasms and tightness in the low back, pelvis, and hips
- Pain that worsens after sitting or standing for long periods of time
- Difficulty standing up straight, walking, or going from standing to sitting
There are plenty of ways you can help decrease foot and ankle pain at home, including:
- Warm compresses
- Icing your back
- Anti-inflammatory pain relievers
Talk to the doctors at The Spine Center of Baton Rouge if your back pain worsens despite a combination of at-home remedies.
What are my treatment options?
The surgeons at The Spine Center of Baton Rouge can offer a number of treatment options for back pain, including regenerative medicine to decrease inflammation and chronic pain.
With regenerative medicine, the highly concentrated dose of platelets trigger tissue repair by delivering growth factors and attracting cells that heal inflammation and chronic swelling around your lower back and spine.
This can speed up your recovery, repairing damaged tissue and spinal joints.
While the minimally invasive treatment may require you to stay off your feet for about one week, most patients report feeling a significant decrease in pain within the first 6-12 months.
Call The Spine Center of Baton Rouge or book an appointment online today to learn more about regenerative medicine.