Back Pain Specialist

Whether you’ve had an injury that causes your lower back pain, or if you have no idea why you’re in pain, you shouldn’t have to live with chronic back pain. At Discovery Medical Center in Huntsville, Alabama, the expert medical team pinpoints the source of your lower back pain. Many times, when you book your first appointment online or call to schedule, you can start your treatment during your first session. Even if you’ve had unsuccessful treatment for lower back pain in the past, you can get the help you need at Discovery Medical Center.

Back Pain Q & A

Discovery Medical Center

How can chiropractic care relieve back pain?

After a proper diagnosis has been made a treatment plan can be developed to focus on the area of back pain, along with any underlying source contributing. One common treatment method Dr. McCough includes in his plans are spinal adjustments to alleviate back pain. The adjustments can be used singularly, or in conjunction with others such as nutritional support, to create a well-rounded plan that heals and strengthens the surrounding tissues.

 

What other treatment options can be used?

Chiropractic adjustments aren’t the only treatment options available to patients who suffer from back pain. Applied kinesiology is used to understand the root cause and how to truly balance the body with a full treatment.
While chiropractic adjustments, and other physical forms of treatment, work to restore the body into proper alignment and alleviate pain, nutritional efforts can also support healing: Supplying the body with the nutrients it needs it encourages faster, more efficient healing for long-lasting wellness.


Can back injuries be prevented?

There are some things that can be done to avoid back injury. Poor lifting techniques are one of the main reasons the back can be injured, either through long-term damage or sudden injury. Learning how to lift with correct form helps stabilize the muscles in the back which reduces the risk of strain. (Always bend at the knees and avoid twisting or moving unnaturally while lifting, pushing, or pulling a heavy object.)

Slips and falls are also a high risk for back injury. The best way to avoid these types of accidents is to use care when walking on uneven, slick, or wet floors. That can include, for example, wearing proper footwear with no-slip soles if you work in such conditions. Exercise and nutrition can assist in helping to avoid degeneration in the spine. Dr. McGough and his team at Discovery Medical Center can offer advice and education on supplementation, diet, and exercise.

1556269 Stem Cell Therapy Regenerative medicine, known as stem cell therapy, helps heal the body naturally by repairing and regenerating damaged tissues, ligaments, and cartilage. Discovery Medical Center offers stem cell therapy to restore patient’s quality of life, and improve their overall health and well-being. Performed at Discovery Medical Center in Huntsville, Alabama, stem cell therapy uses cells found from the body to eliminate inflammation and heal damaged tissues.

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, is used to encourage the reparative response of diseased, dysfunctional, or damaged tissue. Because the bones, muscles, cartilage, joints, and ligaments in the body continue to break down through general wear and rear, the body must consistently work at regenerating those parts using stem cells.

Stem cells provide powerful analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties; they’re also helpful for repairing damaged tissues and encouraging the growth of new, healthy tissues. Researchers are now able to grow stem cells in laboratories, which can then be implanted into a patient for specific healing.

Discovery Medical Center provides patients with amniotic allograft treatments for regenerating healing purposes. These treatments are made up of hyaluronic acid, regenerative cells, and cytokines, which are all powerful growth factors that help regenerate your body’s tissues. Once you’re injected with the amniotic allograft serum, cell growth is triggered by the growth factors in the area injected. Over the following few weeks, new tissues are formed by the growth and division of cells. This process helps your damaged or injured areas without going resorting to a surgical procedure.


What are the benefits of stem cell therapy?

Stem cell therapy can provide long-term pain relief from conditions like neuropathy, arthritis, and joint pain. The treatment is drug-free with no side-effects, making it a positive alternative to managing many chronic diseases, including diabetes, cancer, Parkinson’s, and heart disease.

During an initial consultation appointment, our team at Discovery Medical Center will explain all aspects of stem cell therapy and answer any questions about the treatment. Each treatment can be completed in less than 30 minutes, and there’s no recovery time needed.


What conditions can stem cell therapy be used for?

Stem cell therapy can treat many conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system and cause joint pain. The stem cell therapy is used to repair damaged tissue that occurs in joints due to arthritis or other degenerative conditions. Pain caused from injuries such as fractures can also be treated with stem cell therapy.

Regenerative medicine with amniotic allograft treatments is beneficial for healing many types of bone and soft tissue problems, including arthritis. The injections help heal your: * Knees * Shoulders * Hips * Elbows * Ankles * Wrists


What can patients expect from stem cell therapy?

Patients who have pain in joints like the knee, shoulder, back, or other joints can benefit from undergoing stem cell therapy. Stem cells are harvested from different areas of the body including the blood or bone marrow. During stem cell therapy, the cells are transferred to the area of the body in need.

With the injections, so you may feel a bit of stinging, but only for a few seconds. Most patients describe a temporary burning sensation, although it doesn’t last long. If you’re sensitive to pain or are getting the injections in a sensitive area, your practitioner can apply a topical numbing cream. This type of cream decreases some of the stinging sensation from the injection and minimizes your discomfort.


Will I need more than one treatment with stem cell therapy?

It is possible to need more than one treatment. It depends on how quickly you heal and the severity of your injury. If you don’t notice significant improvement, or you don’t see any improvement after several months, your doctor might suggest repeating the treatment to further boost healthy tissue growth. Discovery Medical Center can let you know what to expect during your consultation and assessment appointment.


How soon does stem cell therapy work?

Stem cell therapy starts to heal damaged tissue right after the cells are transferred. However, the therapy can take several weeks or months for the best results to occur. In some cases, patients often benefit from having combination treatments done at the same time, such as therapeutic massage or chiropractic care.

If you need additional information on stem cell therapy, please contact Discovery Medical Center for a free consultation.

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502 Pratt Avenue NE
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: 256-533-2900
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