The Regenerative Medicine Blogby Renew Medical Centers
The most common area of concern that patients come to us with is the knee. This is no surprise. The knee endures more stress than any other joint. Knee pain could be caused by general wear and tear over time, fracture, osteoarthritis, ACL and meniscus tears, and other degenerative conditions. We often see patients after they have either been told that they need surgery or they had a surgery in the past that did not work well for them.
According to the CDC, eight out of ten Americans will experience back problems at some point in their lifetimes. In fact, Americans spend 50 billion dollars on back pain treatments every year, and the indirect costs (including lost wages, legal, and insurance) are upwards of 100 billion dollars annually. While 90 percent of lower back pain cases are resolved within six weeks, 7 percent of those affected will develop chronic back pain requiring advanced treatment. Proper diagnosis is the key to developing a treatment plan.