Orthopedics and Spine
The spine is a complex system of bones, muscles, and nerves that forms the core of our everyday activity. When there’s an issue with the spine, whether it’s a cracked vertebrae, pulled ligament, or pinched nerve, it can greatly affect what we’re able to do. Orthopedic medicine is concerned with correcting problems and impairments of the spine, and at Elite Regenerative in Loveland, we’re dedicated to finding alternative treatments to traditional surgery and physical therapy. Our stem cell treatments are designed to help your spine heal through the use of your body’s own resources.
Orthopaedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the body’s musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
The Spine’s Structure
The spine is divided into three main sections that each include vertebrae, muscles, and nerves. The first section is the cervical spine, which extends from the base of the skull to the upper chest. It is comprised of seven small vertebrae, and an injury to this area can have devastating effects on the body.
The next section, the thoracic spine, contains 12 vertebrae and runs from the upper chest to the middle back. It connects to the rib cage and is responsible for the body’s ability to bend and move. Thoracic injuries can result in numbness and limited mobility.
The third section, the lumbar spine, contain five large vertebrae and extends from the lower back to the pelvic bone. The lumbar’s purpose is to support the majority of your body’s weight, and if injured, it can cause severe pain that leaves you unable to perform everyday tasks.
Orthopedic Injuries and Disease
Any injury to the spine can have long-lasting effects on the body, and finding the proper treatment is imperative. Diseases such as spinal stenosis or osteoarthritis can have debilitating effects as well, and stem cell therapy could be the key to helping your body heal.
If you’ve been living with back pain and you’re interested in learning more about our treatment options, please call or visit our clinic today.