Spine Pain in Asheville, NC

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What is Spine Pain?

Spine pain can occur both in the lower back and within the neck, causing limitations in movement. Typically caused by muscle or ligament strain or injury, spine pain is often properly diagnosed and evaluated with a series of imaging tests, including an x-ray, MRI, or CT scan. Some other causes of spinal pain include degenerative disc disease, stenosis, torn or painful discs, facet injuries, spondylolysis, and other degenerative problems. At Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, our skilled specialists offer treatment options for helping alleviate spine pain to improve your quality of life. Learn more by contacting our Asheville, NC facility to schedule your initial consultation with our team.

What Are Causes of Spine Pain?

Spine pain can stem from various factors, including poor posture, muscle strain, or injury resulting from activities such as heavy lifting or sudden movements. Degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, or herniated discs can also contribute to spine pain. Additionally, structural abnormalities such as scoliosis or kyphosis may lead to discomfort. Other underlying medical conditions like osteoporosis, infections, or tumors can cause spine pain as well. Lifestyle factors such as obesity, lack of exercise, or smoking may exacerbate spine pain by weakening the spine's supporting structures. Identifying the specific cause of spine pain is crucial for developing an effective treatment plan tailored to the individual's needs. Consulting with our team at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine can help pinpoint the underlying cause and determine appropriate management strategies to alleviate spine pain and improve quality of life.

What are Symptoms of Spine Pain?

Several symptoms can be associated with spine pain in the lower and upper areas, including: 

  • Stiffness and difficulty with range of motion
  • Muscle spasms
  • Persisting pain
  • Loss of motor function

If you are experiencing any symptoms of spine pain, we encourage you to contact our facility to schedule a diagnostic exam in order to curate an appropriate treatment plan.

How Is Spine Pain Diagnosed?

Diagnosing spine pain involves a comprehensive evaluation by a member of our team at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine. This includes a detailed medical history and physical examination to identify the pain's location and potential causes. Diagnostic imaging, such as x-rays, MRI, or CT scans, may be utilized to visualize the spine's structure and detect abnormalities. Additionally, nerve conduction studies or electromyography (EMG) might be performed to assess nerve function and identify any nerve-related issues contributing to the pain. Accurate diagnosis is crucial for developing an effective treatment plan.

How is Spine Pain Treated?

At our state-of-the-art Asheville, NC facility, our skilled team utilizes Regenexx to effectively reduce spine pain. As a nonsurgical treatment, Regenexx uses image guidance to effectively inject high-dose cells where needed in the area of pain to stimulate healing. By helping to build new, healthy tissue, you can experience alleviation from your spinal pain and restore movement. These injections are performed in one of our spacious treatment rooms at Asheville Regenerative Orthopedics & Sports Medicine with the use of guided imaging technology. Prior to treatment, we will conduct a thorough consultation to evaluate and diagnose your needs in order to provide a more customized Regenexx treatment.

Spine Pain FAQ

Do Regenexx injections for spine pain hurt?
No, most patients don't find these injections painful. With precise, guided image injecting, we can quickly and accurately target the root cause of your spine pain with injections that are typically no more uncomfortable than a vaccination.

How long does Regenexx treatment take?
How long your Regenexx treatment for spine pain takes will depend on the type of pain, location, and the number of treatments needed to properly treat your pain. Most Regenexx injections can be done quickly and are usually finished in 30 minutes or less. During your consultation, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that includes the necessary number of treatments to reach your goals.

How soon do you see results?
Most patients will begin to see results with their Regenexx injections in about 1 – 3 months, with optimal outcomes usually achieved within 6 – 9 months.

Are Regenexx injections for spine pain safe?
Regenexx injections have been subjected to one of the largest safety and complications tracking studies in stem cell treatments. The risk of mild to moderate complications, like minor swelling, is low, with most patients experiencing the healing benefits with no complications at all.

Discover Pain Relief

Both upper and lower spine pain can greatly affect your quality of life and your everyday routine. Thankfully, our Asheville, NC team can provide effective diagnosis and treatment of spinal pain in order to offer relief and restore range of motion. Contact us today to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation.

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