5 Holistic Treatment Solutions for Chronic Back Pain

5 Holistic Treatment Solutions for Chronic Back Pain

For many people, back pain starts early in life. While you might be fortunate enough to find lasting relief somewhat quickly, chronic back pain is a prevalent issue that can last for years. In fact, chronic back pain impacts the lives of roughly 8% of all adults in the United States and often occurs without a clear cause. 

Our professionals at Integrative Medica in Salt Lake City, Utah, provide expert care for chronic back pain that doesn’t involve opioid medications or any other pharmaceuticals. 

Jake Schmutz, NMD, and Joshua Hersh, NMD, make tailored recommendations to treat your chronic back pain using the latest strategies in naturopathic and functional medicine. 

Coupled with a personalized diet and lifestyle counseling, an effective chronic back pain management plan at our practice might involve:

1. Prolotherapy

Prolotherapy is an injection therapy that uses a non-medication solution, such as dextrose, to strengthen painful tendons and ligaments. 

When you have weak muscle tissue in your back, imbalances and nerve impingements are a likely result. With prolotherapy, you can regain more control over those muscles and ligaments while helping their injuries heal. 

2. Neural therapy

Neural therapy is closely aligned with prolotherapy. Sometimes called neural prolotherapy, this treatment also involves an injection. 

Your provider carefully places injections just under the skin close to your painful nerves. These injections reduce inflammation. As with conventional prolotherapy, neural prolotherapy involves irritants like dextrose instead of pain medications. 

3. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy

PRP utilizes proteins and growth factors from your blood to initiate healing where it’s injected. Damaged joints, ligaments, and tendons can all benefit from the injections as the platelets within them release signals to begin the healing process. 

Before you start treatment, Dr. Schmutz or Dr. Hersh collects a sample of your blood, and they process it in a centrifuge to create the PRP just for you. 

4. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is yet another powerful holistic treatment you can trust to reduce chronic back pain as you avoid pharmaceutical pain medications and their risky habit-forming tendencies. 

The treatment exposes you to a high concentration of oxygen, which significantly increases the oxygen in your blood. This helps with natural healing and tissue regeneration with very little effort on your part. In fact, your appointments consist of lying down and relaxing in a specialized tube that immerses you in high oxygen. 

5. Stem cell therapy

Stem cell therapy is a revitalizing treatment that is in some ways similar to PRP. Just like PRP, stem cells introduce cells that already come from human tissue (specifically umbilical cord tissue) to optimize your healing using abilities the human body naturally has. 

Looking for a solution for your chronic back pain?

Look no further. Schedule your appointment over the phone or online at Integrative Medica for holistic back pain treatment today.

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