What is sciatica? If you have pain that radiates down your legs from your lower back through your buttocks, feel a tingling or numbness, and have difficulty going about daily activities because of the pain, it is possible that your sciatic nerve is the cause.
Sciatica pain can be caused by a number of reasons, including:
- Misaligned vertebrae
- Herniated discs
- Pinched nerve
- Jobs or exercises that involve a lot of heavy lifting or twisting
- Being overweight
- Living an overly sedentary lifestyle
- Poor posture
While medication or physical therapy can sometimes provide a moderate amount of relief, sometimes the tissue damage in the area requires more direct forms of treatment in order to treat sciatic pain at the source.
Tips for Relieving Sciatic Nerve Pain
There are many effective methods of treatment available to relieve sciatic nerve pain. Because the causes can be directly traced to different types of tissue and nerve damage, regenerative medicine can often provide solutions for patients with this chronic debilitating condition as it treats pain at the source of the damage.
The two main types of regenerative medicine options for effective sciatica pain relief that involve using the body’s own growth and healing processes include:
- Cell therapy
- Platelet-Rich (PRP) therapy
With cell therapy, healing mesenchymal cells are injected directly at the site of your sciatica pain. The cells are derived from the Wharton’s jelly of donated umbilical cord tissue, and contain potent healing qualities that are the primary building blocks of all growth in our bodies.
The cells possess cytokines, growth factors and amino acids that stimulate tissue repair in affected areas, helping the body to heal itself. Since the damaged tissue is injected with young and healthy cells through injections that work with the body’s own natural processes, the root cause of the pain is immediately addressed.
Another regenerative medicine treatment known as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy involves utilizing the healing components available in your own blood. In this process, the medical team extracts a small sample of your blood and creates a concentrated solution rich in vibrant, restorative properties to inject into the sites of pain.
This process of creating a regenerative solution from your own blood, rich in healing factors and properties, and then reintroducing it into the body in a targeted way can often have dramatic healing results. The PRP injection introduces potent regenerative qualities and encourages cell and tissue repair and renewal right at the source of sciatic pain.
Before choosing a treatment for your sciatic pain, be sure to check out all your options to find the treatment plan that’s best for you.
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