There are many reasons for hip pain, and no matter what causes yours, you should know your non-surgical treatment options. While traditional medicine offers painkillers and major surgery, there is hope through regenerative medicine.
One common cause of hip pain is osteoarthritis, which affects around 10 million people. This degenerative disease causes the cartilage that cushions your joint’s bones to deteriorate, and disappear over time. This can make simple movements extremely painful, and prohibit many types of motion. Muscle strains, bursitis, and injuries are other common causes of hip pain.
What each of these have in common is the fact that the bones or soft tissue in the hip have been damaged, which is causing pain, and perhaps the area to not function properly anymore. That damaged or missing tissue is the cause of most hip pain.
If there was a way to repair that damaged tissue, or for your body to regrow healthy tissue, naturally, to replace the damage, imagine how you would feel!
Two revolutionary treatments offered at Carolina Pain Relief Center are regenerative cellular tissue and platelet-rich plasma injections. Both are forms of regenerative medicine, and both have the goal of aiding your body in its natural healing process, to repair damaged tissue, or regenerate new tissue where needed.
PRP injections are sourced from your own body, making them one of the most cost-effective treatment options, whereas regenerative cellular tissue comes from donated umbilical tissue from a healthy donor (collected after a healthy, live birth). This infusion of such young and vital cells can offer a new level of healing that your body hasn’t been able to achieve since you were a baby.
Is Hip Surgery Worth It?
No one wants to deal with a lifelong injury that keeps them from living their life. But a hip replacement surgery is a big deal. Possible risks include: blood clots, change in leg length, fractured bones, nerve damage, infection, and dislocation, to name a few.
Most patients have to stay in the hospital for one or two nights following the surgery to make sure they are able to go home safely, and will have to take some precautions to prevent complications like blood clots (which can cause life-threatening cardiac events).
After a time, many patients are encouraged to see a physical therapist to learn to use their new hip, and help speed recovery.
Many patients experience significant pain relief after hip replacement surgery, but few are able to do everything they could before the injury took place.
Whether or not those risks are worth it will be a determination for you to make, but if there were a way to heal the joint naturally, without surgery, wouldn’t you like to find out if it is right for you?
The caring medical team at Carolina Pain Relief Center have dedicated themselves to helping people get out of pain and get their lives back. Complimentary consultations are available for you to meet with the doctor and go over your options.