Back Pain

Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability, yet most of the people suffering from it do not know that spinal instability is most likely the real cause of the problem! Instead, most patients are given cortisone injections or prescribed pain pills and muscle relaxers to cover up the pain, which only leads to further degeneration and an endless “pain management” cycle. This is because they are only treating the symptoms versus correcting the underlying spinal instability. Comprehensive Prolotherapy can stop this cycle by regenerating the weakened and overstretched soft tissue structures along the spine, alleviating pain and instability once and for all. In fact, back pain is one of the most popular ailments we treat in our clinics every day!

Many of our patients are looking to avoid back surgery or have already had back surgery and absolutely want to avoid another one. Our providers help patients who have been diagnosed with bulging discs, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, failed back surgery syndrome, sciatica, and more. Using the Hackett-Hemwall-Hauser (H3) technique of Prolotherapy, which is what our clinic is specifically known for, these conditions can be treated quickly and safely to give a more desirable pain-relief outcome. If you want to get off the back pain merry-go-round, it’s time for true Prolotherapy!

Low Back Symptoms Caused by Spinal Instability

  • Clicking, popping, grinding with motion
  • Feels like my back will give out
  • Difficulty with unsupported sitting
  • Frequent episodes of muscle spasms and/or tension
  • Greater pain returning to erect position from flexion
  • Painful catching or locking during trunk motions.
  • Inability to “hold” a spinal adjustment
  • Need to frequently crack or pop the back to reduce symptoms.
  • Temporary relief with back brace, corset, massage, adjustments

Chronic Conditions caused by Spinal Instability

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Prolotherapy Treatment for Back Pain

Ninety-five percent of low back pain is located in a six-by-four-inch area, the weakest link in the vertebral-pelvis complex. At the end of the spine, four structures connect in a very small space, which happens to be the six-by-four-inch area. The fifth lumbar vertebra connects with the base of the sacrum. This is held together by the lumbosacral ligaments. The sacrum is connected on its sides to the ilium and iliac crest. This is held together by the sacroiliac ligaments. The lumbar vertebrae are held to the iliac crest and ilium by the iliolumbar ligaments. Any time these ligaments are injured or overstretched, it can create spinal instability. This is typically the area treated with Prolotherapy to stimulate ligament repair. Which specific solution to use is determined during the consultation and exam, and can include traditional dextrose, platelet-rich plasma, or stem cells, among other ingredients.

Almost all chronic low back pain occurs in a 6” x 4” area:

Pain in the lower back occurs in the area where the lumbar vertebrae join the sacrum and iliac crest.

But what about my MRI? The reason for developing herniated discs, degenerated discs, spondylolisthesis, or other MRI diagnoses is spinal instability. We can show you spinal instability using DDR Motion x-ray in our office where irregular movements can be visualized. If the instability is not corrected, a patient is more likely to continue on the course of “pain management” and use therapies and pain pills to temporarily calm the pain or get back into alignment. Remember, spinal instability is a progressive disorder, meaning that the area continues to degenerate until regenerative treatments are used to restore the area. As the structures continue to break down, they can pinch nerves and cause pain that can radiate down the legs and into the feet. It indicates that a patient’s referral pain patterns are being elicited. The sacroiliac ligaments refer pain down the posterior thigh and the lateral foot. The sacrotuberous and sacrospinous ligaments refer pain to the heel. The iliolumbar ligament refers pain into the groin area. Iliolumbar ligament sprain should be considered for any unexplained vaginal, testicular, or groin pain. Seeing spinal instability that causes radiating pain is quite common in our practice and, from a Prolotherapist’s perspective, easy to understand and correct.

Prolotherapy for Back Pain

We utilize comprehensive Hackett-Hemwall-Hauser (H3) Prolotherapy to treat the entire low back area. This consists of dozens of injections per treatment vs only 1-10 as done by other performing less aggressive Prolotherapy (including PRP and Stem Cell therapy.) We find that this is the most clinically effective and well-researched technique for long-term effectiveness. This is, in part, why patients travel to our clinics for back pain treatment from all around the United States and internationally. Generally, within just a few treatments, the ligament tissue has strengthened enough to better stabilize the spine, therefore, alleviating the pain.

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You deserve the best possible results from your treatment. Let’s make this happen! Talk to our team about your case to find out if you are a good candidate.