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A 22-year-old male asked:

Strained back 9 months ago. right l5s1 facet joint has a bone spur. both sides is strained. will prp injections heal me? is it dangerous?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 36 years experience
Back pain: Low back pain from arthritis of the lumbar facet joints is a common problem. Cortisone injections of the spine are part of the measures to eliminate the pain without surgery. The procedure is performed under x-ray guidance and is very safe. Generally a family member will drive you home after the procedure.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
Possibly: Yes PRP is an offered treatment that has shown good success however is considered experimental at this time. The basic theory is it helps to strengthen the ligaments around the facet joint using your own platelets/growth factors and therefore reducing stress on the joint by tightening them up. As far as I know its safer than steroid injection. Pretty cool stuff. Check out regenexx.com
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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
Anti-Aging Medicine 25 years experience
Platelet rich plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma encourages healing of all injuries. It may well heal you. It's very safe as it comes from your own blood and only requires a few injections. Good luck!
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Dr. Tariq Niazi commented
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
possibly and its not dangerous.
Nov 28, 2014
Last updated Nov 28, 2014

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