Intradiscal Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in Young Male with Chronic Mid-back Pain: A Case Report

Intradiscal Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy in Young Male with Chronic Mid-back Pain: A Case Report

Teresa Bianchi, MD, Yunji Kim BS, Benjamin Bonte MD, Hudson Medical, New York, NY

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), as the name suggests, is a product consisting of blood plasma with a high concentration of platelets. While platelets are most often recognized for their clotting abilities, they also contain various growth factors which help during the body’s healing processes. PRP has a broad range of applications and is one of the most common therapies in the field of regenerative medicine. It is an autologous treatment, meaning that it is developed from the patient’s own blood, which eliminates the risk of allergic or immunologic reactions.

A 29 year old male presented to Hudson Medical with a history of chronic mid-back pain. Diagnostic imaging revealed disc protrusions at T6-7 and at T7-8, and he had previously undergone multiple treatments including facet blocks, radiofrequency ablations, and epidural steroid injections, all without optimal improvement. After discussing his treatment options, he wished to pursue an intradiscal PRP injection into the thoracic spine to treat his recalcitrant mid-back pain. Two weeks after undergoing one injection of intradiscal PRP into T6-7 and T7-8, the patient reported 100% resolution of mid-back pain without the use of any other medications. At 8 weeks post intradiscal PRP injection, he admitted to a return of mild-to-moderate mid-back pain, which was well-managed with the use of muscle relaxants and anti-inflammatory medications. The patient had not pursued physical therapy during this time.

While there is substantial evidence supporting the use of PRP therapy as a treatment for chronic low back pain, there is limited research on the efficacy of PRP injections as a treatment for mid-back pain. The results of this case study suggest that intradiscal PRP may be an effective, non-surgical treatment for chronic thoracic back pain.

Related Post

Running Gait Analysis Program WellnessJuly 27, 2021
How Is Brain Traditionally Fog Evaluated? OtherJuly 22, 2021
How Common Are Long COVID and Brain Fog? What's NewJuly 21, 2021
Post-COVID Care: BrainCheck What's NewJuly 20, 2021
COVID-19 Updates OtherApril 28, 2021
What Happens During a DEXA Scan? WellnessApril 22, 2021
Are There Any Risks Associated with a DEXA Scan? WellnessApril 20, 2021
Who Should Have a DEXA Scan? WellnessApril 16, 2021
What Is a Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan? WellnessApril 14, 2021
#DoNotSqueezeMyArm What's NewJanuary 4, 2021
Book Now Invest in your health today for a better tomorrow
Make wellness a part of your health care routine by booking your appointment now.
Book Now Same day appointments and procedures available.

Wellness Wednesday with Hydra Studios and Hudson Wellness

Enjoy a group breathwork meditation, ear-seed, acupuncture, and chair massage with complimentary wellness samples and light refreshments.

Location: Hydra Studios (120 Wall Street NY, NY 10005)

Date & Time: November 10, 2021 6:00 PM

RSVP Today

Call Now ButtonCALL NOW