Stem Cell Therapy Sciatica Relief and low back pain treatments are now being offered in Gilbert, AZ by Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician and pain expert Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD. Sciatica is a non-specific medical term that is more accurately reported as a lumbosacral radiculopathy. This basically means low back pain with radiation of pain down the leg on the same side. The source of the pain stems from lumbosacral nerve roots L4-S2 and can involve one or more of the nerves. The pain radiation pattern follows the nerve distribution through the hip and buttocks and down the leg. Various factors such as spinal narrowing (stenosis), herniated discs, injury, and bone spurs can all put pressure on the lumbosacral nerves and causes irritation and inflammation.
Symptoms of Sciatica:
- Back pain
- Radiating leg pain
- Nerve pain (sharp and burning)
- Muscle weakness
- Inability to sit for long periods of time
Sciatica can typically be diagnosed in-office through detailed examinations and orthopedic tests. For severe pain, imaging such as an x-ray and MRI may be ordered to identify underlying problems that may be irritating and putting pressure on the nerve. After the diagnosis is made, initial treatments such as NSAIDS (Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug), muscle relaxers, narcotic pain medications, and antidepressants may be applied. If the pain persists, additional options will be explored such as physical therapy, steroid injections, and surgery as a last resort.
Naturopathic Alternative options for Sciatica / Low back pain
At Atlas Health Medical Group in Gilbert, AZ we have many different options available to treat Sciatica, low back pain. One of the options is Stem Cells mixed with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections into the low back for pain relief. As a Naturopathic Physician working in the field of Regenerative Medicine, I view the cause of Sciatica from a different perspective than most conventional pain doctors. I believe that ligament laxity is a strong contributing factor to the nerve irritation and one of the most overlooked or misdiagnosed aspects of Sciatica.
Moreover, when the iliolumbar and sacroiliac ligaments that provide strength, stability and support to the lower back are weakened and loose, the bones of the hip sink down and irritate the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve exits the pelvis through a canal called the greater sciatic foramen and when the ligaments holding this structure up are lax and weak, the nerve becomes progressively irritated and potentially inflamed.
Stem Cell Therapy Sciatica Relief
To treat Sciatica and its associated ligament laxity we inject Stem Cells into the origins and insertions of the iliolumbar and sacroiliac ligaments of the lumbosacral joint. This treatment is done in our Gilbert, AZ office and is a relatively quick procedure to complete with minimal pain. Patients that are sensitive to injections have the options of local anesthetics or pain medications prior to the procedure. After the Stem Cell treatment is completed, patients can return home or back to work as the healing process begins.
Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy Sciatica Relief
- Pain Relief
- Regenerates Ligaments, Tendons, Cartilage, and Connective Tissue
- Utilizes your Natural Growth Factors
- Recruits Stem Cells
- Safe and Effective
- Quick Recovery Time
Patients begin noticing reductions in back pain and sciatic pain after 2-3 weeks as the body completes its healing cycle of inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. Stem Cell treatments provide outstanding clinical outcomes for Sciatica and often times permanent pain relief is achieved between only 1 treatment depending on the severity. In addition to the Stem Cell Therapy, comprehensive Naturopathic pain management protocols are also utilized to speed up the healing and pain relief. This often includes nutritional recommendations, and anti-inflammatory supplements. This broad holistic approach to Sciatica delivers effective pain relief without drugs or surgery. For more information about Stem Cell Therapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Platelet Rich Plasma, Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Dylan W. Krueger, NMD, or our Gilbert, AZ Clinic please call 480-648-1534 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org