Back Pain

Henry Small, MD PA -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Henry Small, MD PA

Orthopedic Surgeon & Regenerative Medicine Specialist located in Houston, TX

Back pain is a leading reason for disability today – but you don’t have to let it get to that point. Dr. Henry Small in Houston specializes in personalized pain relief treatments ranging from orthopedic surgery to stem cell therapy to help you return to optimal back function without pain. Use the online scheduling tool or call the office for your appointment with Dr. Small today.

Back Pain

What causes back pain?

Back pain can have a number of different causes. You could have short term, or acute, back pain after an accident, a sports injury, or some other type of injury. Long-term (or chronic) back pain is that which lasts for a minimum of three months in a row.

Chronic back pain causes often include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Age-related spinal degeneration
  • Scoliosis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated disc

Both acute and chronic back pain often respond quite well to noninvasive stem cell therapy.

What other symptoms does back pain cause?

Back pain is often just the start of physical problems. It's common to also experience range-of-motion problems, pain that travels to the buttocks or legs, extreme stiffness, and back spasms.

If you try to just ignore these symptoms, they're very likely to get worse. Don't allow yourself to get to that point. Before you're immobilized, reach out to Dr. Small for noninvasive treatment.

How can I prevent back pain?

There are a few things you can do to prevent back pain, or at least reduce your chances of injury. Start by practicing good posture, with your spine straight and your shoulders back. This applies both when you're standing and when you're seated. Try to keep your back against the chair back.

When you're lifting heavy loads, center yourself well and lift with your legs instead of with your back, and don't push yourself too hard when you're exercising.

Remember that having a fit core gives your spine the support it needs, so keep up a regular exercise program that includes strength training.

What is the treatment for back pain?

As a highly trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Small offers a variety of back pain treatments customized for your situation. For many patients, stem cell therapy is the best noninvasive solution for pain and other related symptoms.

Stem cells can transform into the type of tissue that you need, which means they can become nerve, muscle, ligament, or any other type of cells that you need in your back.

Stem cells come directly from umbilical cord blood following a healthy delivery with the mother's consent. An FDA-approved laboratory processes and concentrates stem cells before Dr. Small uses them in treatments.

Stem cell treatments can help you avoid a lifetime of dependency on potentially addictive medications or surgery.

Use online booking or call to schedule your appointment with Dr. Henry Small today.