Back Surgery Options
Published on March 4, 2013.
Treating back pain is more than surgery and pain-killers. It is whole patient management.
At the Magaziner Center for Wellness, we rebuild and restructure the damaged joints using innovative regenerative joint therapies. These include prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), stem cell therapy and biopuncture. These techniques help stabilize the spine and joints.
“In one of the largest studies to systematically assess lumbar disc degeneration on MRI, (this) study noted a significant association between the presence, increased extent, and global severity of disc degeneration in overweight and obese adults.” (1)
Additionally, by stabilizing the spine with these natural procedures, we reduce the symptoms and treat the underlying problems include being overweight or obese. In fact, we have successfully treated patients who were previously told that they would never be pain free without spinal fusion – and they’ve been pain free for a decade or more!
In fact, the Center’s own Dr. Greenberg developed one of the most innovative uses for prolotherapy – the correction of a pelvic tilt or functional leg length discrepancy. This disorder produces uneven forces across the joint, thus contributing to its damage. Using prolotherapy, we immediately correct this tilt and help promote the overall healing process.
We work with our patients to help them identify appropriate physical activity, nutrition and diet.
If you have back pain, want to avoid surgery, need to lose the abdominal fat – please consider coming in for a consultation. Contact us
1. Samartzis D, Karppinen J, Chan D, et al. The association of lumbar intervertebral disc degeneration on MRI in overweight and obese adults: a population-based study. Arthritis Rheum. 2012. doi: 10.1002/art.33462.