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Low Back Pain: Can PRP Help?

May 08, 2013

Low Back Pain: Can PRP Help?

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Can (PRP) help?

Tampa, Saint Petersburg and Clearwater, Fl

Low back pain afflicts many individuals. Often, it does not respond to conservative treatment. Surgery in the United States for low back pain hovers at 50% success rates.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for many musculoskeletal problems, including low back pain. Certain low back conditions may respond to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Exact placement of the PRP is the key. Localizing where the pain comes from is the job of a skilled physician, one who regularly deals with chronic back complaints. If the diagnosis is established, exact placement can be done with fluoroscopic guidance to direct the PRP into the area which is injured. PRP utilizes growth factors present in the bloods platelets to achieve a reparative effect. The basis of Regenerative Medicine lies in healing tissues, rather than masking symptoms with medications, or irreversible altering joint tissue with surgery. Stopping the degenerative cascade and preventing arthritis progression is another goal of regenerative therapy.

Dr. Lox is experienced and skilled at the evaluation of chronic low back pain. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) may be an alternative treatment for chronic low back pain.

 

Dennis M. Lox, MD, serves patients in the greater Tampa Bay area, including, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa, New Port Richey, Sarasota, Orlando and Spring Hill. He has been pleased to accommodate the needs of patients throughout Florida, the United States, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well. Located in the 33765 and 33765 areas, our offices can be reached at (727) 462-5582 (Clearwater) and (727) 817-1909 (New Port Richey). Call to schedule your visit today.

 

 

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About the Author

Dennis M. Lox M.D. is an internationally renown Sports and Regenerative Medicine specialist. Dr. Lox incorporates Regenerative Medicine techniques such as cell science applications, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), and Tissue Engineering aspects, to help patients from around the world with a vast array of problems. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lox lectures extensively and has edited two PM&R textbooks, the prestigious A State of the Art Review (Star) on Low Back Pain, and Soft Tissue Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment.

Dennis M. Lox M.D. maintains an active practice in the Tampa Bay, Florida area, and in Beverly Hills, California.