Clinico-radiological outcomes of platelet rich plasma versus steroid via epidural route in patients with lumbar degenerative disc disease: A prospective triple blinded randomized control study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 1280-1289
AbstractIntroduction: Low back pain is one of the leading causes of physical disability in both old and younger age group. It has enormous effects on socioeconomic status and health of people. Inter vertebral disc degeneration is an active process which involve changes in cellular microenvironment and tissue that eventually leads to structural breakdown and impairment of inter vertebral disc function. These changes cause back pain. Epidural steroid injection is a well-established modality in providing pain relief and is widely practiced. PRP (Platelet rich plasma) is a new upcoming modality with promising regenerative effects. In recent literature its use in treatment of back pain is being encouragingly promoted and is under evaluation.
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