PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) injections use regenerative stem cells to treat a wide variety of conditions and injuries – from knee osteoarthritis, to rotator cuff tears. One condition we have not yet discussed in regards to PRP injections is sciatica. This article focuses on sciatica pain and the benefits of PRP therapy for treating the condition without surgery.
Sciatica Back Pain
Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve (which runs from the base of the spine down both legs) is irritated, causing pain in the low back and legs. The condition is typically caused by bone spurs or herniated discs in the spine, though it can also be the result of other factors, such as acute injury to the back.
PRP Injections for Sciatica
PRP therapy offers a natural, pain-free, and non-surgical treatment alternative for patients suffering from sciatica pain and related symptoms. Here’s how PRP injections work:
- The physician draws a small amount of blood from the patient.
- The patient’s blood is placed in a centrifuge that works to isolate the platelet-rich plasma.
- The physician then takes that PRP solution and re-injects it into the patient’s body at the affected area.
- The plasma solution goes to work immediately repairing damaged tissue and aiding the body’s natural rejuvenation process.
Twin Cities PRP Doctors
At Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of MN, our goal is to provide specialized and compassionate care to each patient we treat. No matter what your injury or condition, we treat each patient with the individualized care they deserve. Our board-certified pain management doctors have more than two decades of experience treating patients for acute and chronic pain conditions. We are trained in a wide variety of pain treatment methods – including stem cell regenerative medicine techniques such as PRP or Prolotherapy injections. Contact our Twin Cities pain doctors to set up an appointment at our Edina or Minneapolis clinics today.
Matthew Thorson, MD
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