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Intradiscal PRP injections may reduce discogenic low back pain

Orthopedics Today—April 24, 2017

Orthopedics Today covered a recent study by HSS physiatrist Gregory E. Lutz, MD on intradiscal platelet-rich plasma injections as treatment for disrupted discs.

"[We] really had not had any treatment for internally disrupted discs that cause chronic low back pain, and intradiscal [platelet-rich plasma] PRP is showing promise and it suggests that biologic therapies could help patients with internally disrupted disc disease," said Dr. Lutz.

During the study, a group of controlled patients received a PRP injection for low back pain, and saw statistically significant improvements in pain, function and satisfaction.

“I think intradiscal biologics are the future of spine care," said Dr. Lutz.

Read the full article at Healio.com



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