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Chronic Neck Pain, Lower & Upper Back Pain, or Backache
Do you know that one out of every five people in the world and almost every next person in Pakistan usually experience chronic neck pain, lower & upper back pain, or backache? Commonly, people consider these pains merely a result of overwork or exhaustion. But these pains can lead to serious chronic illnesses like a lumbar spine disc bulge or intervertebral disc bulge, dull or aching muscular pain, sciatica, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and spinal facet disease, etc.
Are you also looking for chronic back pain treatment? Have you already tried common lumbar spine pain treatment with no satisfactory results? Here we have an amazing and highly effective solution to all types of backache.
Stem Cell Procedure or Stem Cell Therapy is the recent advancement in medical science that can treat various chronic joint and bone illnesses and conditions related to neck and back pain such as:
- Bone and Joint Inflammation & Infections
- Cervical Spine Pain & Cervical Spondylosis
- Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
- Spinal Stenosis
- Herniated Disc or Lumbar Spine Disc Bulge
- Intervertebral Disc Bulge
- Thoracic Pain
- Cartilage Damage
- Damaged Fibrous
- Weakened or Damaged Nerve Fibers
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Isthmic Spondylolisthesis
- Spinal Facet Disease
Shifa Regenerative & Rejuvenation Clinic Pakistan offers the best stem cell treatment for lower back pain, upper back pain, neck pain, lumbar spine injuries, cervical spine pain, cervical spondylosis, thoracic pain, and associated problems. This is a purely organic treatment method that has shown promising results.
Let’s take a brief overview of Neck Pain and Backache separately.
What is Chronic Neck Pain, Cervical Spine Pain, or Cervical Spondylosis?
Neck Pain, Cervical Spine Pain, or Cervical Spondylosis occurs when one or more discs and/or nerves are pressed in the spinal cord. The human spinal cord has a complex structure that comprises a vertebral column with intervertebral discs, nerve fibers, and fibrocartilage, etc. The nerves running through the spinal cord and vertebral discs are often pressed due to some sudden shock or injury while walking, running, working, or playing.
Increasing neck pain often turns into a complicated condition known as degenerated disc disease. It is a situation where one or more discs in the vertebral column are severely damaged as they break down or deteriorate.
Severe neck pain often occurs with growing age which is natural because if you don’t care for your bone and joint health, your fibrocartilage and nerve fibers keep weakening with time. As a result, some serious wear and tear occur in the spinal discs leading to Cervical Spondylosis.
What is Lower & Upper Back Pain, Backache, Thoracic Pain, or Lumbar Spine Herniated Disc?
Chronic pains in the neck, lower, and upper back occur due to stretch and tear in muscular fibers, damaged cartilage, and weak or damaged ligaments. The human lumbar spine structure comprises various tissues, muscles, nerves, bones, and ligaments. They provide flexibility in the movement of joints and support a person to properly stand, sit, walk, run, and perform day-to-day life activities.
The lumbar spine also provides strong mobility and support to the upper body. It plays a key role in twisting or bending the upper body as well as in the movement of legs and hips. Due to numerous reasons or causes, these muscles, tissues, and ligaments, etc. get damaged or weak. Consequently, the person starts feeling dull or aching pain in the neck, and upper and lower back that can increase with time if left untreated.
Symptoms of Chronic Back Pain and Neck Pain
The human lower back not only supports the mobility and movement of the upper body but also bears the most pressure and load. Often, shooting or stabbing pain, dull or aching pain occurs in the lower back or neck due to some sports injury, lifting heavy weights, sudden shock, and/or bad postures, etc. When these pains grow as much as they hinder a person’s normal movement and life activities, it is a major symptom of having complicated backache, lower and upper back pain, and/or neck pain.
Some other symptoms include:
- Backache with slight to high fever
- Shooting Pain going to leg from lower back
- Aching Backache
- Losing bladder and bowel control
- Problems in standing, sitting, or keeping the body straight
- Muscular strains or Muscle Pains
- Feeling pains while walking, twisting, bending, or lifting something
- Numbness or weakness in the legs
- Trouble in sitting and working
- Constant Pain in Neck, Lower, and Upper Back
Causes of Chronic Lower and Upper Back Pain and Neck Pain
There can be multiple reasons causing schmorl nodes lumbar spine problems, lower and upper back pain, and neck pain. Persisting issues in the anatomy of the spine create chronic lower and upper back pains. Lumbar spine disc bugle or lumbar spine disc herniation is another most common cause of backaches. This disc is a fibrous structure acting as a ligament between the vertebrates. Due to bad postures, injuries, shocks, and lifting weights, extra pressures are exerted on the disc and it causes pain.
Other causes for these pains are described below here:
- Herniated Disc or Lumbar Disc Herniation
A herniated disc or disc bulge is a condition where a soft and gel-like material or inner nucleus between the lumbar vertebral discs protrudes towards the outer layer. This happens due to extreme pressure exerted on the discs causing them to push outward. Consequently, normal to severe Lower Back Pain occurs in the patient.
- Degenerative Disc Disease
When some type of wear and tear happens in the vertebral discs or lumbar spine discs, it is called lumbar degenerative disc disease. Increasing pressure on these discs is the major cause of this disease. It creates spinal stenosis, cervical spine pain, thoracic pain, or simply neck, upper, and lower back pain that can flare up if left unnoticed and untreated.
- Dull or Aching Muscular Pain
Often you feel pain while lifting some weight, some external shock or injury, or constant sitting during work, etc. This pain may be caused due to mild muscular spasms. It can also grow if not treated timely.
It is a complicated condition that occurs when your pain in your Gluteal Region or buttocks transfers down to your legs. The major cause of sciatic pain is the bulging lumbar discs that disturb and press the lumbar nerve roots. In most common cases, sciatica is caused due to pinching of the lower back, spinal bone spur, and/or herniated disc.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition that can lead to extended lower back pain. It occurs mostly due to wear and tear in joints or degeneration of bones and joints.
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
The sacroiliac joint is a triangular bone structure at the lower end or base of the spine that connects the hip bones with the sacrum. The dysfunction in this joint occurs when it experiences either relatively little or extreme motion causing pain in the lower back, hips, and pelvis.
- Spinal Stenosis
It is another complicated condition where the spinal canal faces narrowing due to some herniated disc, bone spur, or extreme pressure on fibrocartilage. It directly causes severe leg pain turning into sciatica. This condition usually appears old but it can also occur at an earlier age due to weakened or damaged bones and fibers, nervous pressure, and sudden shock or injuries.
This is a condition occurring due to porous or fragile bone health when their density is lost. This condition also directly causes lower back pain or thoracic spine pain.
- Isthmic Spondylolisthesis
Isthmic Spondylolisthesis is a serious and complicated condition occurring due to isthmus fracture. The isthmus or pars interarticularis is a thin and small part of bone connecting the facet joints at the back of the spine. The fracture in the isthmus happens when one vertebral body slips forward or deteriorates on top of the vertebral body beneath it. It ultimately causes strain in the discs and joint segments in the vertebral column. As a result, the patient experiences numbness, stiffness, lower back pain, and pain in the legs, etc.
- Spinal Facet Disease
Facet joints that are lined with cartilage in the vertebral column perform cushioning functions to absorb shocks and bear weight pressure. Spinal facet disease appears when degenerative changes occur between spinal joints. As a result, the cartilage inside these facet joints can become inflamed or break down that ultimately triggers pain. This condition is the most common cause of neck pain and backache.
Besides these complicated joint and bone health conditions, some other common conditions also cause neck pain and back pain. These include:
- Poor Postures or Wrong Postures
- Sports Injury
- Lifting Heavy Weight Improperly
Some Conventional or Common Treatments and Their Limitations
Patients having neck pain, lower and upper back pain are usually advised to deploy some precautionary measures, pain management solutions, and exercises to avoid pain. They can help a patient in managing the pain but not as the proper treatment of the problems.
These tips and exercises include:
- Maintaining a Good Posture
- Using Cold and Hot Compress on the hurting regions
- Stretching and Exercises to relax the muscles
- Balance in Body-Weight
- OTC Pain Relievers
Besides, if these tips and exercises do not work to manage pain, the patients are advised to go for a proper diagnosis of lumbar spine problems through CT scan, MRI scan, and X-Rays, etc. The physicians then deploy some conventional treatment methods that aim to suppress neck pain and lower and upper back pain. These common treatments include:
- Physical Therapy
- Anti-Inflammatory Medications
- Pain Relievers
- Therapeutic Injections
- In some severe cases spinal or lumbar surgeries
These treatments do not internally repair the damage that is actually causing the lumbar spine problems. They can only help to manage and avoid pain for some time.
How Stem Cell Therapy can treat Cervical Spine Pain, Cervical Spondylosis, Thoracic Pain, or Lumber Spine Herniated Disc
All of the above chronic spinal problems are caused due to disc degeneration, damage in the disc structure, cartilage damage, weakened or damaged fibrous, compressed nerves, etc. The Adult Stem Cells have the amazing capabilities to naturally reinstate all of these damages. The self-renewal or regenerative characteristics of stem cells help to grow the damaged cartilage, tissues, and cells in a purely organic way. They also help to control any inflammation in the body.
How to get Stem Cell Therapy for Neck and Back Pain in Pakistan?
Shifa Regenerative & Rejuvenation Clinic is Pakistan’s first hospital offering regenerative medicine treatment. The hospital has brought stem cell technology to Pakistan in collaboration with Dr. David Lawrence Greene. He is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon and CEO of the R3 Stem Cell Clinics, the USA, who has carried out above 15,000 successful Stem Cell Procedures.
The stem cell procedure at Shifa Rejuvenation Clinic is approved and regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States. The hospital is registered with Drug Regulatory Authority Pakistan (DRAP). So, you can get a completely reliable and proper treatment of various chronic diseases and illnesses here without any risk. For more information, consultation, and appointment, you may contact us at (051) 835-7790 or send an email at [email protected].
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