Don’t Let Back Pain Slow You Down! Seattle Regenerative Medicine Can Help.
Chronic back pain is one of the most common ailments, in part, because of our sedentary lifestyles. Sometimes, simple lifestyle changes can alleviate the problem, such as losing weight or doing daily stretches for lower back pain. But what if your back injury has escalated to the point that surgery, high-dose pain medications, or repetitive steroid injections seem like the only options? We may be able to offer you back pain relief in Seattle and help alleviate your symptoms!
At Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center (SRMC) in Bellevue, we specialize in providing the most advanced therapeutic options to treat your back injury. Overseen by Dr. Lucy Hostetter, SRMC offers lower back pain treatments to treat stenosis, annular tears of the disc, disc degeneration, and disc herniation. Call us today at (425) 454-0406 if you need to speak to a back and neck pain center that can help treat your low back pain or other condition.
Epidural Steroid Injection
A lumbar epidural steroid injection (ESI) is a minimally invasive procedure that is performed to help relieve neck, arm, back, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves. Inflamed spinal nerves can be caused by a number of underlying conditions such as spinal stenosis or disc herniation. The transforaminal epidural steroid injection works by inserting medicines into the epidural space. Pain relief may last for several days or even years. The goal is to reduce pain so that you may resume normal activities.
Medial Branch Block
What is a medial branch block? Pain from facet joints travels to the brain along nerve endings called medial branches. In order to determine whether or not facet joints are causing pain, medial branch nerves can be blocked so the patient can determine whether or not there were changes in their pain as a result of the procedure. Lumbar medial branch block is performed to confirm the correct diagnoses and the correct number of facets contributing to pain.
This procedure is performed after the initial medial branch diagnostic injection has determined that facet joints are the source of your back pain symptoms. A radiofrequency ablation procedure uses radio-magnetic waves to stop the lumbar medial branch nerve from transmitting pain signals from the facet joints to the brain. The doctor uses an x-ray to direct specialized needles to the specific medial branches that are transmitting pain. Once the location of each needle is finalized, an anesthetic is used and radiofrequency procedure is performed. What to expect after radiofrequency ablation? The benefits of getting a Radiofrequency Ablation in Seattle include reduced lower back pain, more flexibility, and enhanced function.
What is PRP therapy? PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. It is blood plasma with a high concentration of platelets. PRP injections have been shown to be effective for sufferers of chronic lumbar “lower-back” pain. Promoting the healing and repair for some of the most common causes of chronic lower back pain including damaged discs, compression of spinal nerve roots, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem Cell therapy utilizes your own body’s biologics for common injuries including stenosis, annular tears of the disc, degenerative disc disease, and other degenerative back issues. Stem Cell Therapy addresses the cause of the pain versus just managing symptoms. Stem Cell Therapy provides growth factors to aid in the healing of tissues that are injured allowing you to heal faster and have less pain than traditional medicine.
Spine Stimulation Device
Spinal cord stimulation is used after nonsurgical pain treatment options have failed to provide adequate relief. Spinal cord stimulators may be used to treat or manage different types of chronic pain. This treatment is a great option for those who are experiencing chronic, debilitating pain symptoms, especially neuropathic pain. Spine stimulator surgery consists of implanting thin electrodes and a small, battery pack.
Meet Our Medical Director: Dr. Lucy Hostetter
Dr. Hostetter is a nationally-recognized board certified, fellowship-trained anesthesiologist who built her career specializing in orthopedic and spine surgery with an expertise in regional anesthesia. She brings her expert needling techniques, along with her passion for innovative pain treatment strategies to the field of regenerative medicine, providing stem cell therapy in Seattle.
After earning her MD from the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Hostetter completed her anesthesiology residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. After residency, she was awarded the Moore-Bridenbaugh Regional Anesthesia Research Fellowship, where she honed her interest and skill in pain management through training anesthesia residents and researching alternate ways to treat acute pain.
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Want to Schedule an Appointment or just have questions? Here at Seattle Regenerative Medicine Center we believe it is important to be available to our clients to answer their questions on the many Regenerative Medicine Therapies we offer. So please reach out to let us know how we can help you be a better you.