Blog

Background of Spine Degeneration

June 30th, 2010

Blog

Background of Spine Degeneration

Descriptions of treatment for low back pain date all the way back to Hippocrates (460-370 BCE), who described joint manipulation and use of traction and decompression. As we age, we endure both macrotraumas and repetitive microtraumas and undergo changes in body habitus that alter and redistribute biomechanical forces unevenly on the lumbar spine. Much like your knee, the padding or cartilage is mostly water-based and will progressively degenerate the longer we spend in gravity. Factors such as weight, nutrition, genetics, trauma (macro or repetitive micro), and environment may contribute to accelerated degeneration. Degeneration is universal to structures that comprise the functional spinal unit, composed of 2 adjacent vertebral bodies (the bones) and the disk in between them. The disk and 2 facet joints at the same level function as a trijoint complex. This degeneration of the lumbar segment progresses with […]

Read more

May 20th, 2010

Blog

Welcome!

Welcome to the Center for Spine Care blog! We look forward to disseminating relevant, up to date information on modern treatments for back pain. John Peloza, M.D., Medical Director of the Center for Spine Care, is a pioneer in many modern technologies for the spine. . . Nathan Walters, M.D., CSC’s Pain Management physician, focuses on conservative treatments such as physical therapy, medications, and spinal injections to diagnose and treat pain. . Dr. Peloza & his colleagues at CSC will share important, evidence-based medical information here. . To learn more about Center for Spine Care, visit our website!

Read more

Stem Cell
Therapy

Center for Spine Care offers stem cell therapy as a conservative treatment to promote natural healing for back or neck pain. Utilizing mesenchymal stem cells, this new method is used to treat patients with neck and back pain caused from degenerative disc disease.