It wouldn’t be a stretch to claim that Canada is suffering from a lower back pain epidemic. Research has concluded that 5 out of 10 Canadians suffer low back pain. Low back pain is a debilitating condition that can make even simple tasks such as unloading groceries seem difficult.
People suffering from low back pain have a significantly lower quality of life and should seek proper medical care to treat their pain. Prolonged sitting is a major contributor of low back pain as it puts excessive stress on our spinal discs, which worsens this condition.
One way of treating this condition is through painkillers, but by taking these medications, you run the risk of being addicted to them.
If you or a loved one is looking for a safer, natural and more effective treatment, you should consider PRP therapy.
What is PRP therapy?
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy relies on the body’s ability to heal itself. This therapy involves using injections of a patient’s own platelets to promote repair and jump-start the body’s natural healing process.
As plasma is rich in healing factors, injections of your own blood are given in areas that require healing such as injured tendons, joints, ligaments, or muscles.
Benefits of PRP therapy
Unlike regular pain injections, the effects of PRP therapy are long-lasting and won’t wear off. This provides a safer, non-operative treatment option compared to back surgery. Unlike surgeries, PRP treatment is simple, convenient and usually takes not more than an hour.
Additionally, as this treatment is natural and relatively painless, depending on the part of the body being treated. A recent study has acknowledged PRP treatment as an emerging therapy in treating low back pain.
A major drawback of undergoing surgery is the long recovery time and lingering side-effects. As PRP is taken from your own blood, there’s little to no chance of any side-effects. The recovery period will also be significantly shorter compared to other treatments.
If you don’t like having scars, you’d be pleased to know that PRP therapy is non-invasive. That means no stitches, incisions or scars to remind you of the procedure.
Why choose Divergent Health?
If you’ve tried all the “traditional” back treatments and not seen any major health improvements, PRP therapy is definitely an option worth considering.
At Divergent Health, we understand that you’re tired of trying out solutions that don’t work and require personalised, effective treatments.
We’re a chronic pain management center in Calgary that offers innovative solutions to help with your low back pain. In addition to PRP therapy, we also other options such as massage therapy, laser device for pain management and shockwave therapy in Calgary.
Tired of low back pain? Get in touch with us at 403.909.8111 to book an appointment with our specialists.