PRP and Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain in Los Angeles


Somewhere around 80 percent of the population will experience back pain at one time or another.

Fortunately, it’s often temporary when it does happen. But this isn’t always the case. If you are dealing with severe or persistent spine-related discomfort, explore your options with PRP and stem cell therapy for back pain in Los Angeles.

What Is PRP Therapy?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is the process of injecting a highly concentrated mixture of blood into the affected area. This mixture includes an abundance of tiny blood cells called platelets that contain beneficial proteins that help with the healing process, known as growth factors. Having more platelets and proteins in a single area gives your body’s natural healing abilities a boost.

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What Is Stem Cell Therapy?

Stem cell therapy (SCT) is similar to PRP therapy is that it involves materials collected from your body. In this instance, the collected “material” is undefined cells called stem cells. These cells help your spine and its supporting parts heal by adapting to the specific cells found in the area where they are injected. In other words, stem cells injected into spine-supporting muscle tissue could become muscle cells.

Why Consider PRP and Stem Cell Therapy for Back Pain in Los Angeles?

Most back pain is related to soft tissue damage. This is why both PRP and stem cell therapy can be beneficial for certain types of back pain. It’s worth considering either PRP or stem cell therapy separately or a combination of both therapies if you have spine-related pain that’s not responding well to physical therapy and other conservative (non-surgical) treatment efforts. You may also benefit from PRP and stem cell therapy in Los Angeles if you wish to:

  • Reduce your reliance on medication
  • Avoid surgery, if possible
  • Enjoy a more active lifestyle without distracting back pain
  • Benefit from a treatment that is largely considered safe since materials from your own body (blood and stem cells from fat (adipose) tissue or bone marrow) are use for these treatments
  • Be able to participate more in your physical therapy routine with severe back pain

What Sources of Back Pain May Be Treated/Managed with PRP/SCT?

Structural sources of back pain that might include bone spurs or extreme spinal canal narrowing (spinal stenosis) may not respond well to PRP or stem cell therapy. However, there are many sources of spine-related discomfort that could be effectively managed or treated with PRP and stem cell therapy for back pain in Los Angeles. Some of these include:

  • Spinal disc wear not solely related to a herniated disc
  • Lumbar and cervical facet (spinal joint) dysfunction and pain
  • Non-specific lower back pain (LBP)
  • Age-related disc wear (degenerative disc disease)
  • Post-spinal surgery pain
  • Back pain related to spinal joint arthritis

PRP and stem cell therapy for back pain in Los Angeles may also provide welcome relief if you have issues that mimic common sources of spine-related pain. For example, you may experiences sciatica-like symptoms if you’ve been diagnosed with sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction, which affects the sciatic nerve in a way that’s not directly related to your spine. Injections with PRP and stem cells could ease inflammation around your SI joints and, in turn, allow your sciatic nerve to function normally.