Nearly every adult suffers from low back pain at some point in their life. For most, the pain comes and goes quickly, but for others, low back pain develops into a chronic problem. At California Pain Regenerative & Wellness Physicians, board-certified anesthesiologist and pain management specialist John Dimowo, MD, provides innovative treatments to help you get relief from your back pain. Schedule a consultation online or call the Ontario, California, office today to get started.
Low Back Pain Q & A
What is low back pain?
Low back pain refers to any pain or discomfort you feel in your lower back, which includes the area below your rib cage and above your buttocks. Pain in this area is very common, and the discomfort can range from a dull ache to a sharp, shooting pain.
For most people, low back pain is acute, lasting only a few days or weeks. But for some, the pain can become a chronic problem and last for months or years. Your chronic back pain not only affects your physical health but also impacts your mental and emotional health.
Dr. Dimowo is a pain management specialist who suffered from chronic low back pain that resolved with the use of stem cell therapy, inspiring him to research the innovative technique and offer it to his patients.
What causes low back pain?
You may develop low back pain from a variety of causes. In most cases, the pain occurs due to a structural issue affecting the muscles, ligaments, bones, joints, and/or nerves in your low back. The most common conditions that cause low back pain include:
Sprains and strains
You can also develop low back pain from an injury that affects one or more of the many components in your back.
What are the treatments for low back pain?
Dr. Dimowo and his team at California Pain Regenerative & Wellness Physicians develop individualized treatment plans for the management of your low back pain based on the severity of your symptoms and the underlying cause of your discomfort. Your treatment may include:
Over-the-counter pain medication
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
Due to his own experience, Dr. Dimowo may also recommend stem cell therapy as a treatment for your low back pain.
What is stem cell therapy?
Stem cell therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that harnesses the power of stem cells to create new, healthy cells to replace diseased or damaged tissue.
Dr. Dimowo uses stem cells from umbilical cord and placenta products donated by women who’ve had a cesarean section. When injected into the source of your low back pain, the stem cells transform themselves into cells needed for repair.
Stem cell therapy accelerates the healing process to relieve your pain and discomfort and improve overall function.
For relief from your back pain, call California Pain Regenerative & Wellness Physicians or schedule a consultation online today.