This non-surgical procedure relieves chronic back pain with an injection of the patient’s own blood platelets. The concentrated platelets promote the natural healing of damaged joints and soft tissues of the spine.
In acute injury the body initiatesa healing response, in repetitive strain or overuse injury this response is blunted.PRP may help this. It is still only a theory and the finer points of success or failure of PRP is unexplained.
So If you suffer from pain firstly exhaust standard treatment- less expensive and iinvasive then consider PRP injections as a resort before surgery.
Dr Maya Nagaratnam
MBBS(Lon), FRCA FFPMRCA (UK)