What PRP Therapy Does
In addition to creating a framework that tissues use to rebuild, PRP can create new blood vessels that bring an infusion of oxygen and nutrients to the treated area. PRP can repair nerve and tissue damage.
PRP can be injected into the discs throughout the spine. Intradiscal PRP is an outpatient procedure that uses the patient’s own blood platelet cells to address the underlying issue of disc health, rather than merely alleviating disease symptoms.
During the procedure, blood is taken from the patient, processed in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets, loaded into a syringe and then gently advanced into the painful disc levels under precise x-ray guidance. Growth factors are activated to help repair the tissue and the PRP fills and seals the tears in the outer wall of the disc.