Treat Low Back Pain with Platelet Lysate
There are many reasons we experience back pain. Whether your lower back pain is the result of normal wear and tear, natural aging, or an old injury, it should never be ignored. Pain could prevent you from working out or performing everyday tasks and activities. What seems like minor discomfort can eventually grow into serious issues. You may even experience back pain when bending down to pick something up!
Ospina Medical is dedicated to providing effective, evidence-based pain management procedures for patients in New York City, NY. Founders Drs. Matthew Kohler and Rajivan Maniam offer an advanced treatment called platelet lysate therapy. Platelet lysate is used widely within our cutting-edge Regenexx treatment protocols. Discover your options by scheduling a private appointment at our clinic today.
What is platelet lysate?
Many healthcare providers recommend invasive procedures or surgery so patients can find relief from back pain and damage to the bone, ligaments, tendons, and other tissues. However, surgery presents some risks and leads to longer recovery periods. Platelet lysate is a super concentrated and refined version of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) that has the potential to heal damaged tissue without going under the knife.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is created by concentrating platelets from your blood and then injecting them into damaged tissue. Platelet lysate works in a similar way. At, Ospina Medical, we create PRP and then refine it even more to create a super-charged growth factor serum called platelet lysate that promotes natural healing and is safe to use around delicate nerves. There are many advantages to this innovative and minimally invasive treatment by Regenexx.
Some advantages include:
- no surgery required
- less inflammation
- minimal down time
- safe and performed in our office
- long-lasting results
Ideal candidates for platelet lysate
As we mentioned, chronic back pain and discomfort can interfere with your life in many ways. Conditions like herniated discs or compression of the spinal nerves cannot be addressed without turning to an experienced professional. When you schedule an assessment at Ospina Medical in New York City, NY, our specialists can take your health history and understand what is causing your lower back pain. We then make pain management recommendations based on your needs.
How platelet lysate is performed?
As you can guess, the process for performing platelet lysate is far less complicated than surgery. We begin by drawing a small amount of blood from the patient. The blood is then processed to separate the platelets. Our in-house lab platform then allows us to remove the outer layers of the platelets to expose the growth factors inside these cells. This solution is then filtered to take away any unwanted debris and we are left with a super-concentrated growth factor rich serum.
After processing is finished, the specialists at Ospina Medical safely inject the growth factor serum into pre-determined treatment areas under live-imaging guidance. All Regenexx procedures are performed in our AAAASF certified surgical suite with ultrasound imaging guidance and/or a live x-ray. During your initial examination, we can discuss the details of your platelet lysate procedure and your post-procedure recovery protocol.
Treat lower back pain through platelet lysate
Drs. Matthew Kohler and Rajivan Maniam are proud to offer a wide range of procedures that reduce lower back pain and improve function. Platelet lysate uses concentrated healing cells from your own body to encourage natural healing in the nerves, ligaments, tendons, and other tissues. If you are interested in minimally invasive pain management solutions in New York City, NY, meet with our Regenexx providers at Ospina Medical.