Doctors generally accept that approximately 10% to 25% of patients with persistent low back pain may have pain arising from the sacroiliac joints. Despite this, there are currently no definite conservative, interventional, or surgical management options for managing sacroiliac joint pain. That is besides using Proltherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma Injections to the SI joint, and all the ligaments that support the SI joint.
Regenerative injections stimulate the repair of connective tissues, such as ligaments, nerves and disc material. It causes a mild inflammatory response which initiates the body to repair itself. This mimics what the body does naturally to heal chronic painful conditions.
At our clinic we have found that it is rare for people’s SI/ back pain to be caused by a pinched nerve or by a slipped or herniated disc. Much more common is a ligament injury, which caused ligament laxity or looseness in the lower spine and around the SI joint itself. Often we will perform a lidocaine injection to isolate the pain-producing tissue, and 90% of the time the pain is coming from the ligaments around the spine and/or the SI structures. Disc damage can also cause back pain and this can be discovered in an exam and MRI screening. Our success with difficult spinal cases over the years is due to our precision and how our regenerative treatments can target the exact tissue causing the pain.
Injury to the iliolumbar ligament can occur through repeated bending and twisting. The iliolumbar ligament is a broad ligament that attaches the L4 and 5 lumbar vertebrae to the sacrum and pelvis. It acts like a strut that supports the lower spine to give it stability and strength. When damaged, it can cause instability in the lower back which causes pain in the lower back, SI joint and into leg that might mimic sciatica.
Chronic pain most commonly involves the ligament weakness, as is the case with chronic groin pain, or chronic lower back pain from a damaged iliolumbar ligament. At our clinic we have found that it is rare for people’s back pain to be caused by a pinched nerve or by a slipped or herniated disc. Much more common is a ligament injury, which caused ligament laxity or looseness in the lower spine.
The safest and most effective natural medicine treatment for repairing ligament, nerve and disc damage is MarrApose, which is a stem cell treatment, as well as PRP and Prolotherapy which stimulates the body to regenerate painful damaged tissues. By introducing the healing factors made by your own body in the weakened tissue, it can be a permanent long term answer to your problem!
Degenerative disc disease is when the vertebral discs become dehydrated and shrink due to chronic stress to the spine. When the disc is of normal height, the ligaments that hold the spine together remain at normal length. As the disc height decreases in degenerative disc disease, the vertebrae move closer together. As a result, like a rubber band that loses tension, the ligaments of the spine become loose. Loose or lax ligaments do not hold the vertebrae in place and as they move, chronic pain and disc instability results.
A vicious cycle of vertebral instability and degeneration will follow. The cycle starts with ligament injury, which leads to increased stress on the disc, which causes thinning of the disc and dehydration. At Advanced Rejuvenation we use the latest techniques to promote hydration to the spinal discs along with Regenerative therapies such as Stem Cell Injections to strengthen the ligaments and discs.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Injections are an excellent treatment for spondylolisthesis because it strengthens the ligaments surrounding the slipped vertebrae, causing proper alignment to be restored.
Stem Cell Injections, in my experience, are the best alternative treatment option for almost all cases of spondylolisthesis. It is the best alternative to surgery! Stem Cell Injections helps stabilize the vertebral segments, thus surgery, physical therapy, and other treatments are not needed. However I have discovered a method that can be performed at home that can even reverse spondylolesthesis by a full grade. By combining this home program, along with regenerative injections to strengthen the supportive structures of the spine, we have found great success in our spondylo cases.
The diagnosis of sciatica is what I call a trash can diagnosis, meaning it doesn’t really detail what’s really going on. It’s thrown around loosely, and is often used for any pain traveling down the leg. True sciatica is a nerve injury from the lumbar spine that causes extreme pain down the back of the leg, usually due to the sciatic nerve being pinched by a herniated disc, spondylolisthesis, or foraminal stenosis. Patients are often diagnosed with “sciatica” when their sciatic nerve is not getting pinched at all.
There are several causes of leg pain. Only someone experienced in diagnosing the pain-producing tissue, using specific lidocaine injections to temporarily numb the area, can help to determine the exact area if the pain goes away. At Advanced Rejuvenation we have many years of treating these cases using rejeneratve injection treatments, and we have found that often the cause of many patient’s leg pain comes from the piriformis, iliolumbar ligament, SI joint and SI joint ligaments as well as the hip joint.
Our success with difficult sciatic cases over the years is due to this fact and how our regenerative treatments can target the exact tissue causing the sciatica.
After her spine pain was treated with Platelet Rich Plasma (also known as PRP) this Sarasota woman talks about the results.
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