Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection for Chronic Back Pain

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What is PRP?

This a breakthrough option for treating neck and back pain without surgery and without medications. Pain relief is achieved by n injection ofyour own platelets to promote the natural healing of damaged joints and soft tissue of the spine. It can also be used for patients with whiplash injuries.

What are causes of Lower Back Pain?

Pain in neck and back can be from damage or degeneration of tendons, ligaments and joint capsules. The limited blood supply and poor healing properties of these soft tissues make natural healing difficult.

How are Platelets collected?

The PRP process begins when a sample of blood is taken from the patient and is separated into its components- platelets and white blood cells. A portion of the plasma is removed. The patient’s concentrated platelets are mixed with the remaining plasma to form a concentrated solution. A syringe is filled with the solution.

How are Platelets collected?

A blood sample is taken from the patient and is separated into its parts- platelets, red blood cells and white blood cells. Patient’s concentrated platelets are removed into a treatment syringe.

How is the Injection done?

Damaged area is identified with ultrasound. The PRP is injected precisely into and around the damaged tissues using ultrasound guidance. The physician may need to administer additional injections to other injured structures of the spine. This will help to ensure complete tissue healing.

How does PRP work?

The concentrated platelets release growth factors. These growth factors generate an accelerated natural immune response, including mobilizing stem cells to the injured tissues. Macrophages – specialized white blood cells –come in and remove damaged cells and prepare the tissue for healing.Stem cells and other cells multiply, heal and restore the damaged tissue. This accelerated healing response reduces pain, restores normal strength, and allows joint function to return to normal.

What is the follow up?

Entire process takes about an hour.Many patients require up to three treatments before the injured tissues are completely healed. Goal for every patient is to return to a normal active lifestyle.