Both men and women can suffer from back pain. However, research has shown that women are more susceptible to lower back pain because of childbearing, hormonal changes, and weight gain.
Many women prefer non-invasive methods of treatment, such as regenerative medicine, also known as stem cell therapy, over options like surgery or taking medications that can lead to dependence.
The Causes of Lower Back Pain in Women
Many things can cause back pain, including accidents and injury. When women experience back pain, it’s almost always due to one of the four reasons outlined below.
Facet arthritis can develop when joint cartilage wears out and becomes thin. As a result, joints may enlarge or bone spurs may develop, leading to pain and stiffness in the joints. Lumbar facet pain can move into the buttocks, hips, and thighs with pain worsening following periods of sleep or inactivity.
Lumbar Disk Disease
Changes in the disk structure of the spine can cause lumbar disk disease. It is more common in older women and those who have suffered a previous back injury. When the spongy matter that cushions the disk becomes dry or the fluid leaks out, the bony parts of the disk become compressed and rub against one another or spinal nerves.
Ligaments are tissues that connect bones, preventing joints from excess movement. When a ligament gets stretched too far, it may tear or sprain. For example, when you sprain an ankle, it’s not the bones of the ankles that get damaged, it’s the ligaments.
Ligaments in the back can also be strained when a person falls, twists, or takes a blow to the body.
Sacroiliac Joint Arthritis
Up to 30% of all lower back pain originates in the sacroiliac joint. The sacroiliac joints are located on either side of the lower back between the sacrum and the pelvic bones. Several types of arthritis are known to target the sacroiliac joint, leading to pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips, thighs, and groin.
Stem Cell Therapy for Lower Back Pain in Women
Stem cell therapy is not a cure, but it has the potential to help the body naturally repair damaged joints and ligaments with the introduction of healthy, new cells that continue regenerating after treatment is complete.
This post was written by a medical professional at Stemedix Inc. At Stemedix we provide access to Regenerative Medicine for back pain, also known as Stem Cell Therapy for back pain. Regenerative medicine has the natural potential to help improve symptoms sometimes lost from the progression of many conditions.