Back pain is a significant problem in the United States and other First World countries. There are many different therapies that can help alleviate the effects of back pain. More conventional solutions such as anti-inflammatory medications, steroids, and hot or cold therapies often provide temporary relief. However, some patients require a more effective and long-term treatment. As medical research continues, and new and improved therapies are discovered, patients are given an increasing number of options with regards to their back-pain treatment. One of the latest innovations seen in this area is the use of low testosterone therapy to help alleviate back pain.
WHAT IS LOW TESTOSTERONE THERAPY?
Research shows that there is a definitive link between low testosterone levels and the development of chronic back pain. In fact, back pain is regularly cited as a side effect of having a dip in your testosterone levels, something which naturally occurs as we get older. Low testosterone therapy is designed to replenish this important hormone in your body and combat the effects that it has on your health.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF LOW TESTOSTERONE THERAPY?
Improving your natural testosterone levels has a number of advantages for your general and spinal health. These include:
- Decreased fat levels
- Increased muscle mass
- Strengthened bones and prevention of osteoporosis
- Reduced risk of cardiovascular problems
- Greater energy levels
- Aids blood sugar control (helping patients to manage diabetes)
- Greater red blood cell production, enabling healing
- Longer life expectancy
HOW IS THERAPY FOR LOW TESTOSTERONE PERFORMED?
Typically, low testosterone therapy is administered via regular injections into your muscle. These may be weekly, monthly or some other timescale, but you must ensure that you stick to your prescribed schedule of shots. Most patients find that the injections do not cause them any real pain, but you may be able to have a topical anesthetic ahead of your shot if necessary.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS FROM LOW TESTOSTERONE THERAPY?
As with any medication, there is a small level of risk. However, we will carefully assess your medical history to ensure that the benefits of this therapy will far outweigh any possible side effects. Typically, these are mild and include itching or a skin rash. We will be happy to discuss these side-effect with you at your consultation appointment.
If you are suffering from back pain and would like to learn more about low testosterone therapy can help, our team is on hand to assist you. With extensive knowledge and experience in this and many other types of pain management therapies, we can advise you as to the most suitable pain relief solution for your individual needs. Give us a call today at 602-362-7900 to learn more and schedule a no-obligation appointment.