The lower back, also known as the lumbar spine, is engineered to function as an impressive and intertwined collection of bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, and muscles. They work in synchrony to sustain strength and flexibility in the low back area. Unfortunately, the complex nature of the lower back come with the significant downside of making the lumbar spine more susceptible to injury and pain. When your lower begins aching, try these three natural techniques first.
Adjust Your Diet
Most people don’t realize just how dramatically the right or wrong diet choices can influence the body’s overall wellness. This includes back pain! If you continue to eat foods that cause inflammation in your gut, you will pay the price in acute and chronic pain. Some foods most likely to cause inflammation are refined carbohydrates, fried foods, and fatty meats. Switch to foods that double as natural pain fighters like spinach, kale, almonds, berries, and olive oil.
Focus Your Workout on These Exercises
You can easily customize your daily workout to meet your body’s ever-changing needs. In the case of lower back pain, there are a few exercises that are known to strengthen the muscles groups that support your spine. Even just five or ten extra minutes at the end of your workout will help to minimize your pain. Try planks, isometric transverse ab pushes, and cat-cow stretches.
Receive PRP Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is one of the most popular regenerative treatments available because it is entirely natural, very simple, and known to deliver real results. PRP is obtained by drawing a small amount of blood and placing it into a centrifuge to spin and concentrate the platelets. Those platelets are suspended in a small amount of your own plasma and immediately injected into the injury site guided by ultrasound technology.
PRP accelerates and enhances the body’s natural healing processes. It harnesses the power of platelets found in the blood. Platelets carry a number of essential proteins and enzymes called growth factors that support tissue healing and battle inflammation. By treating your lower back pain with PRP injections, you give your body the opportunity to achieve deep healing.
To begin your own PRP treatments that will help you escape the cloud of chronic back pain following you around each day, call (813) 868-1659 to make an appointment at Regenerative Orthopedic Institute in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Erick Grana is one of Tampa’s top Physiatrist and Pain Management Specialists, and he will help you resolve your back pain without surgery!