Regenerative Therapy for Back Pain

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Regenerative Therapy for Back Pain

Back pain is a common problem that can affect people of all ages and can have a significant impact on quality of life. It can be caused by a variety of factors including muscle strain, poor posture, and spinal injuries. While there are a variety of treatments available for back pain, such as over-the-counter pain medication, physical therapy, and surgery, some people may find relief through regenerative medicine techniques.

Regenerative medicine is a field of medicine that focuses on repairing or regenerating damaged tissue in the body. It involves the use of natural substances such as platelets and undifferentiated cells to stimulate the body’s own healing processes. In the context of back pain, regenerative medicine techniques such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections or tissue-derived allografts therapy may be used to promote healing and alleviate pain.

What is regenerative medicine for back pain?

PRP injection is a regenerative treatment option that involves the injection of a concentrated dose of platelets into the affected area. Platelets are cells that are present in the blood and play a key role in the healing process. When injected into an injured area, they release growth factors that stimulate the production of new cells and tissue. PRP injections have been used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain.

Tissue-derived allografts therapy involves the injection of tissue-derived allografts, which are cells that have the ability to differentiate into various cell types. Tissue-derived allografts may be used to regenerate damaged tissue and promote healing in the back. Adult tissue-derived allografts, which are found in various tissues throughout the body, have the ability to differentiate into different cell types specific to the tissue in which they are found.

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Dr. Ilana Etelzon, a pain management specialist in NYC, practices non-operative or minimally invasive treatment, including regenerative therapies. She is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehab/Interventional Pain Management. She works closely with you to develop an individualized treatment plan based on your diagnosis.

How long does it take for regenerative therapy to work?

The length of time it takes for regenerative therapy to work can vary depending on the specific treatment, the severity of the injury or condition, and the individual patient. Some patients may experience relief from pain and other symptoms within a few days of treatment, while others may take longer to see improvement. In general, the effects of regenerative therapy may take several weeks or months to fully develop. The specific timeline will depend on the patient’s unique circumstances and the specific treatment being used.

Who is a candidate for regenerative medicine?

Not everyone is a candidate for regenerative medicine for back pain. The best candidates are typically those who have tried other treatments without success, or those who have a specific injury or condition that may be amenable to this type of treatment. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare specialist to determine if regenerative therapy is appropriate for your specific case. Your healthcare specialist will consider factors such as the severity of your condition, your overall health and medical history, and your treatment goals to determine if regenerative therapy is a suitable option for you.

Examples of regenerative medicine for back pain:

PRP injections: PRP injections involve the injection of a concentrated dose of platelets into the affected area. Platelets are cells that are present in the blood and play a key role in the healing process. When injected into an injured area, they release growth factors that stimulate the production of new cells and tissue. PRP injections have been used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including back pain.

Tissue-derived allografts therapy: Tissue-derived allografts therapy involves the injection of cells, that have the ability to differentiate into various cell types. Tissue-derived allografts may be used to regenerate damaged tissue and promote healing in the back. There are several different types of undifferentiated cells that may be used in regenerative medicine, including adult cells and embryonic undifferentiated cells. Adult cells, which are found in various tissues throughout the body, have the ability to differentiate into different cell types specific to the tissue in which they are found.

Other treatments: In addition to PRP injections and tissue-derived allografts therapy, other regenerative medicine techniques may also be used in the treatment of back pain. Prolotherapy, for example, involves the injection of a solution into the affected area to stimulate the production of new collagen and repair damaged tissue. Regenerative injection therapy (RIT) involves the injection of a mixture of natural substances, including growth factors and amino acids, to stimulate the body’s own healing processes.

Regenerative medicine techniques such as PRP injections and tissue-derived allografts therapy may offer a promising option for the treatment of back pain. While more research is needed to fully understand the effectiveness and optimal use of these treatments, they may provide relief for those who have not found success with other therapies. It is important to consult with a qualified healthcare specialist to determine if regenerative therapy is appropriate for your specific case. Your healthcare specialist will consider factors such as the severity of your condition, your overall health and medical history, and your treatment goals to determine if regenerative therapy is a suitable option for you.

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What Conditions Does Regenerative Medicine Treat?

Doctors use regenerative medicine for a broad range of pain-causing conditions. More uses keep emerging with new research. Diseases and injuries that benefit from regenerative medicine procedures include:

  • Rotator cuff tears. If you’ve damaged the tendons and ligaments supporting your arm at the shoulder joint, your doctor may recommend regenerative therapy.
  • Knee conditions. Your knee is the largest and most complex joint in your body. Dr. Etelzon uses regenerative medicine procedures to treat painful conditions in your knee, such as knee osteoarthritis, ACL or PCL partial tears and meniscal injuries, as an alternative to knee injections. <Link to Knee Injections>
  • Spinal conditions. Most spinal conditions cause debilitating pain. Your pain management specialist may recommend regenerative therapies for such conditions as arthritis of the spine and sacroiliac joint.
  • Other joint problems. Regenerative medicine works for painful conditions in the hips, wrists, elbows and ankles.

After a diagnosis, your NYC pain management doctor discusses the underlying condition and the best treatment approach. Dr. Ilana Etelzon uses a unique approach by combining many of these regenerative procedures to form a more potent result for your condition.

What Benefits Do Regenerative Medicine Offer?

While these treatments often are not reimbursed by insurance companies yet, regenerative therapies offer multiple benefits over conventional medicine and promotes your body’s natural healing. Some benefits of regenerative medicine include:

  • Reduced downtime after treatment
  • Surgery not necessary
  • A low-risk pain treatment procedure
  • Faster, long-term healing
  • No need for anesthesia or sedation
  • Treatment of a wide range of conditions
  • Prevention against addiction to pain medications
  • Limited side effects

In New York City, turn to the expertise and compassion of Dr. Etelzon at her state-of-the-art facility. Effective pain relief doesn’t have to be invasive. This pain specialist leverages the latest medical treatments to change your life. Contact Dr. Etelzon today.

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  • Dr. Etelzon always makes sure you are comfortable and leave her office with less pain you came in. She gets to the root of the problem. She's friendly. Clean office environment. No long waits, efficient visit. Highly satisfied with my treatment plan.
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  • Doctor Etelzon is very knowledgeable and really cares about her patients. She will take her time to discuss patients problem, answer questions and use her expertise to help. Dr. Etelzon maintains a friendly , clean , and efficient office environment.
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