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Spinal Ligament Injury and PRP Injection Treatment Birmingham

Successful Treatment of Spinal Ligament Injury With Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Treatment.

Low back pain is a very common issue and is the number one cause of disability globally. Low back pain is a very common complaint we see here at our back pain clinic in Birmingham and Henley In Arden. There are many different reasons instructions to which contribute towards low back pain, but in this article we want to focus particularly on spinal ligaments. The spine works and accommodates through strength and stability. The ligaments at the back of the spine play a very important role in the stability of the spine. Historically, injuries to these ligaments have been grouped together with strains and sprains of the lumbar spine, and if we can injured, can greatly affect spinal stability and contribute towards chronic back pain.

With advancements in imaging, we now have the ability to more specifically diagnose ligamentous sprains that lead to acute and chronic lower back pain. Furthermore, through the advancements of leukocyte-rich platelet-rich plasma (LR-PRP) injection treatments, we can now target these ligaments therapeutically, when other conservative treatments, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), rest, and physical therapy fail.

The cause of low back pain can be challenging. By using imaging modalities, specifically ultrasound, it is evident that certain spinal ligaments can be a prevalence source of low back pain. Ultrasound is often used to guide diagnostic and therapeutic injections two areas of damage tissue and injuries. In recent reported cases, in patients that have not responded to traditional conservative approaches, injections of LR-PRP have found to be clinically successful in the treatment of spinal ligamentous pain and injuries. Ligaments can be acutely inflamed from long-term or repetitive exposure to static or dynamic loads. Ultrasound can be a reliable diagnostic tool for evaluating the spinal ligamentous complex and can aid/guide the diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, in efforts of relieving pain and facilitating healing.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is now becoming an increasingly popular treatment, which includes the release of numerous bio active protein growth factors, such as transforming growth factor-β1, insulin-like growth factors 1 and 2, and vascular endothelial growth factor. Many studies have demonstrated success with injecting PRP to treat ligament injuries. Overall, these cases highlight the importance of considering the spinal ligaments as potential pain generators of acute and chronic forms of lower back pain. They also highlight a potentially effective interventional treatment option in atypical cases of low back pain and in rcases of lumbar ligament sprains.

Ultimately, acute or chronically damage ligaments or injured ligaments of the spine can be very complicated and difficult to treat. Treatments like PRP can facilitate healing and promote speedy recovery. With the ultimate focus of reducing pain and inflammation and facilitating functional capacity.

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Don’t let pain, back pain, joint damage, sports injuries or arthritis get in the way of allowing you to do what you want. Schedule a consultation at Dynamic Regenerative Medicine today, and let us treat your injury, provide pain relief and get you back to your full and active lifestyle. We have clinics operating out of Solihull (Henley-In-Arden) and Birmingham (Edgbaston).

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