Neck and Back Pain Treatment in the Los Angeles Area
Biological therapy is treatment aimed at stimulating or restoring the body’s ability to repair itself, fight disease, and improve function. Also referred to as biotherapy or immunotherapy, it has become a popular cancer treatment that aids patients in fighting cancer and the damaging effects of certain cancer treatments. As a form of pain management, it is safe and effective and serves as a viable alternative to medications and invasive procedures.
Chronic pain, in many cases, can be resistant to drugs and medications. The side-effects of these drugs also create risks. Using biological therapy to treat pain conditions can target molecules of cells in the affected areas causing pain, including regions of the spine and vertebrae, as well as joints, ligaments, and tendons. These targeted biological therapies are an effective approach that can provide patients with pain relief with fewer risks, limitations, and other effects associated with more-invasive treatments.
How does biological therapy work?
Biological therapy often entails the use of substances known as biological response modifiers (BRMs). BRMs are naturally produced by the body in small amounts as a response to infection and disease. Through the use of advanced medical technology and techniques, these BRMs can be concentrated and collected in amounts that can then be used to treat pain patients. In many respects, biological therapeutics have similar properties to stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, and they harness and promote the body’s capabilities to naturally heal. One such example is curcumin, a natural anti-inflammatory that affects cytokines and thus reduces inflammation.
If you would like to learn more about biological pain therapy, our award-winning Los Angeles back pain relief specialist is prepared to fully address any questions and concerns you may have. You can also find more information regarding other effective pain treatments. Contact Nuvo Spine today.