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How Do I Take Care of My Aching Back?

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Reasons for Back Pain

Do you feel like your back pain has been hindering your day-to-day tasks, job, or other activities? Experts estimate that up to 80 percent of the American population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. There are numerous reasons for back pain, including Arthritis, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, Osteoporosis, and more. The symptoms of these conditions vary, but the common denominator between them is that you are uncomfortable due to the pain (shooting, aching, or dull) they cause. 

Back Pain Discovery and The Greenberg Method

What can be done to properly treat an aching back? Upon discovering the root cause of a patient’s back pain via The Greenberg Method, Dr. Greenberg may begin the appropriate treatment plan to not only alleviate the pain, but to prevent it from returning. During this examination process, Dr. Greenberg evaluates and treats other areas of damage that can cause pain in other parts of the body that may be overlooked. 

For example, when inspecting a patient for spinal stenosis, he will carefully examine and palpate the patient’s neck, back, and shoulders to gain a comprehensive understanding of the kinetic integrity of the key systems along the spine, pelvis, knees, and feet. He may assess the patient’s gait or check for pelvic tilt to see if the musculoskeletal systems are balanced. The problems that a patient is dealing with may not be what they think at all, but something much more uncommon and hard to diagnose. An isolated treatment ignores physiology and the evaluation of movement, while the Greenberg Method’s comprehensive diagnosis is able to create a successful treatment plan for patients utilizing stem cell therapy, prolotherapy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), or a combination of each!

Other Back Pain Remedies

After undergoing proper regenerative care, there are actions that can be taken by a treated individual to support the treatments he/she has received, such as a supplement regimen and various stretches or movements for loosening muscles and ligaments. 

Dr. Greenberg prescribes TRF and SPM supplements to all his patients. These two supplements work together by aiding in the removal of debris or damaged tissue from the body while simultaneously promoting the healing and regenerative process of tissue-building.

Foam rolling, dynamic stretching, and deep tissue release are three other ways that a patient can keep their muscles loose to assist the regenerative treatments they have undergone. For instance, the technique of foam rolling can release muscle knots, relieve inflammation, and improve overall comfort. It can also improve a person’s range of motion, flexibility, and mobility while enhancing circulation and lymphatic flow. Dr. Greenberg demonstrates a handful of foam rolling and deep tissue release techniques on the GRM Instagram and Facebook accounts that can be used as reference. During the cold winter months, comfort, mobility, and circulation are highly important, as colder temperatures can lead to increased muscle stiffness and a higher potential for injury. 

While certain physical activities are not for everyone, it is important to take care of one’s body to promote a long and healthy life. 

As Dr. Greenberg often treats patients suffering from arthritis of the back and knees, he understands how this condition, among several others, can negatively impact the body. This is why Dr. Greenberg takes the time to create an individualized treatment plan based on his patient’s symptoms and health goals. His expertise and treatments extend to conditions that affect a multitude of areas of the body, where his personalized regenerative therapy treatment plans are designed to lead his patients to a pain-free life.

Looking to treat your aching back safely while improving the quality of your life? Schedule a consultation with Greenberg Regenerative Medicine’s team to determine a plan that is best suited for your needs.

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