I Hurt My Back At Work! Help!
Heavy lifting, repetitive motion, and poor sitting posture can all do a number on your lower back, and any type of back pain—whether it’s dull and achy or sharp and stabbing—can make it difficult to concentrate during the work day. Don’t let back pain put a dent in your career—call the physicians at Southwest Spine & Sports! We offer a variety of non-surgical back pain treatments to get you back on your feet in as little time as possible.
If you’ve hurt your back on the job, we can help – click here to contact Southwest Spine & Sports or call us today at (480) 860-8998!
Back Pain Causes
From 2010 to 2011, work-related back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions cost the US economy 7.6 million working days. The most common causes of work-related back pain include:
- Excessive force – moving or lifting heavy objects, as in a factory or warehouse, can place too much force on your back and cause injury.
- Repetitive motion – repeating certain movements over and over again can lead to muscle fatigue or injury.
- Poor posture – even sedentary office workers are at risk of back pain, as slouching exaggerates your back’s natural curves, which can lead to muscle fatigue and injury.
Other factors, including obesity, smoking, stress, sleeping position, and poor physical condition can also contribute to work-related back pain.
Back Pain Treatment Options
Work-related back pain can make it extremely difficult to focus on doing your job, which in certain fields can mean a lack of productivity and in other fields can put you or others at risk of even more serious injury. As a result, it’s important that you seek treatment right away for your back pain.
At Southwest Spine & Sports, our team of specialists is highly trained in the field of regenerative medicine, specifically PRP and stem cell therapy.
PRP for Back Pain
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a safe, effective and all natural way to heal back sprains or tears of all kinds. PRP consists of a small sample of your own blood, spun in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets and then injected into the injured area. Medical research and intensive studies are leading the way to the tremendous benefits offered by PRP for patients suffering from low back pain, with the goal of enhancing the body’s ability to naturally heal itself.
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Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain
Stem cell therapy is another nonsurgical alternative to pain management that has been practiced since the early 1990s and uses the body’s own stem cells to treat all manner of degenerative conditions, including back pain. Adult stem cells, collected from reservoirs in bone marrow and adipose tissue, can be transferred directly into the site of the back injury safely and effectively in an outpatient facility, without resorting to surgery. Stem cell therapy has been proving to be extremely effective and is quickly increasing in popularity among patients of all ages.
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Our Pain Treatment Options
A physician from Southwest Spine and Sports will be able to tell you definitively if regenerative medicine is right for you. If it’s determined that you would benefit more from a different type of treatment, we also offer:
- Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI)
- Selective Nerve Root Blocks
- Facet Joint Injections
- Medial Branch Blocks
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
- Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment
About Southwest Spine and Sports
Southwest Spine and Sports has been helping people throughout the state of Arizona manage and eliminate their pain since 1999. Always striving to serve our patients better, we are at the forefront of regenerative medicine and are continually working to advance our knowledge of the practice.
Recognized as Top Doctors in the valley, the physicians at Southwest Spine & Sports bring not only their unparalleled medical knowledge and skills but also genuine care and concern for each and every patient we see from all ages and walks of life. From seasoned athletes to “Weekend Warriors”, there’s no limit to who can receive regenerative medicine therapy to treat their pain.
With two convenient locations in Scottsdale and Tempe, AZ, we are one of the area’s largest pain management and regenerative medicine practices. All of our pain physicians have devoted their lives to compassionate patient care and providing safe alternatives to back, neck or laser spine surgeries.