BREAKTHROUGH ORTHOPEDIC MEDICAL PROCEDURE: Do you or a loved one have Low Back Pain? Are you considering a steroid injection for your pain? DO NOT DO THIS. Steroid injections degenerate your tissue with every treatment. Do not degenerate, REGENERATE with an Ultrasound-Guided Platelet-Rich Plasma injection instead. Steroids do not make sense – treat the cause, not the symptoms. Do not try this procedure before giving me a call for a free phone consultation.
Corticosteroid injections cause tissue degeneration: “Among patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, 2 years of intra-articular triamcinolone, compared with intra-articular saline, resulted in significantly greater cartilage volume loss and no significant difference in knee pain. These findings do not support this treatment for patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.” PRP Regenerates intervertebral discs: “Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is the latest technique to be evaluated for promoting intervertebral disc healing. Activation of the PRP leads to the release of growth factors from the α-granules in the platelet cytoplasm. These growth factors have been associated with the initiation of a healing cascade that leads to cellular chemotaxis, angiogenesis, synthesis of collagen matrix, and cell proliferation. PRP has demonstrated efficacy when used as a culture supplement for tissue engineering, as well as in promoting the biological regeneration of degenerated intervertebral discs. Autologous PRP can be considered as a good alternative to epidural steroids and surgery in management of patients with chronic prolapsed intervertebral disc.
This pilot study suggests a definitive role for PRP via lumbar epidural injection for chronic prolapsed intervertebral disc patients. Participants who received intradiskal PRP showed significant improvements in FRI, NRS Best Pain, and NASS patient satisfaction scores over 8 weeks compared with controls. No adverse events of disk space infection, neurologic injury, or progressive herniation were reported following the injection of PRP.” Call 480.599.7985 to speak with me (Dr. Clark) to hear how PRP can get you regenerating and out of pain fast.