Back Pain Specialist

Center for Pain Management and Rehab -  - Pain & Regenerative Medicine

Center for Pain Management and Rehab

Pain & Regenerative Medicine & Sports Medicine located in Peoria, IL

You may think of back pain as a problem for older adults, but it can affect anyone. It commonly develops as a result of sports injuries, and 40% of adults ages 18-44 struggle with back pain. Yibing Li, MD, at the Center for Pain Management and Rehab in Peoria, Illinois, offers customized care for back pain. Dr. Li conducts regenerative medicine studies and has published results showing their effectiveness in relieving pain. To learn more about how you can find long-lasting relief, call or schedule an appointment through online booking today.

Back Pain Q & A

What causes back pain?

Back pain frequently occurs when you pull a muscle or damage the ligaments and tendons supporting the spine. As you get older, degenerative changes lead to painful back conditions such as:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • Facet joint arthritis
  • Degenerative disc disease

These conditions cause pain because they pinch spinal nerves and trigger muscle spasms. 

What symptoms develop when I have back pain?

Back pain is usually accompanied by stiffness, muscle spasms, and limited motion. Pinched nerves cause pain and tingling along the length of the affected nerve. In cases of severe nerve damage, you may develop muscle weakness and numbness in your arms or legs. 

Does regenerative medicine treat back pain?

The providers at the Center for Pain Management and Rehab are the region’s experts in regenerative therapies. These treatments heal by building new tissues to replace old and damaged tissues.

Dr. Li is a leading researcher in the field, with published studies that support the safety and effectiveness of regenerative treatments. For back pain, your provider may recommend platelet-rich plasma injections, stem cell injections, prolotherapy, and/or amniotic tissue matrix.

Regenerative medicine works well for back conditions involving arthritis, disc damage, chronic facet joint pain, and pain due to damaged tendons and ligaments. 

What other treatments can I receive for back pain?

In addition to regenerative medicine, the Center for Pain Management and Rehab team offers multidisciplinary therapies to heal your back and ease your pain. Your customized treatment plan may include: 

Trigger point injections

A trigger point develops when a small area of muscle fibers contract and fail to relax, causing a painful, tender area. Trigger point injections contain a local anesthetic, steroids, or both. The knotted muscle relaxes when your provider injects the medication into the trigger point. 

Epidural injections

Epidural injections contain a corticosteroid and a local anesthetic. Using real-time imaging to guide the injection, your provider inserts the needle into the epidural space along your spine, placing it near the nerves causing your back pain.

The anesthetic quickly but temporarily blocks pain, while steroids produce longer-lasting relief by reducing inflammation. 

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a technique that promotes healing by placing slender, flexible needles into specific acupuncture points on your body. 

The needles balance your body’s energy, stimulate nerve activity, and trigger the release of biochemicals that naturally relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and support your body’s natural healing ability. 

The Center for Pain Management and Rehab offers a wide range of treatments for back pain. To schedule an appointment, call or use the online booking feature today.

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