When you are diagnosed with back pain caused by damaged vertebral discs, called discogenic back pain, you can suffer intense pain. Damage to these discs from an injury or degenerative conditions can cause them to press on nearby nerves, causing pain that not only affects your back but can travel to other points in the body.
Dr. Roy Nini is an experienced orthopedic physician and pain management specialist who often uses regenerative medicine therapies for orthopedic injuries and conditions. One effective regenerative treatment for discogenic back pain is known as orthobiologics. This refers to the use of biological materials for treating orthopedic problems.
Specifically, Dr. Nini often will recommend intradiscal PRP injections or other biologic factors to treat discogenic back pain. This procedure injects platelet-rich plasma or other materials taken from your own body into the damaged area of your spine. These biological elements give your body’s own natural healing mechanisms a boost to enhance regeneration, delay degeneration and impede inflammation in the damaged vertebral discs.
Effective Non-Surgical Treatment for Back Pain
In intradiscal PRP Injections, platelet-rich plasma is injected directly into the degenerated disc that is causing pain. Injections are performed using fluoroscopy (a series of live x-rays) to guide the procedure. The entire process may take one to two hours. This treatment is proven in documented orthopedic studies to speed the healing of damaged spinal discs, reduce inflammation and relieve pain so patients can avoid surgery.
Depending on the patient and various factors, two or more treatment sessions may be required to achieve optimal results with intradiscal PRP. Whether you have back pain from an injury to the spine or from a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis, natural biological treatments can help reduce pain and inflammation while speeding the healing process.
Contact our office today and schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Roy Nini at FullRange Spine & Ortho if you suffer from back pain caused by spinal disc problems.