Autologous PRP for Neck and Lower Back Pain Secondary to Spinal Disc Herniation: Midterm Results

Source: Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma for Neck and Lower Back Pain Secondary to Spinal Disc Herniation: Midterm Results


Keywords

Platelet rich plasma; Spinal injuries; Herniation; Lumbar; Cervical; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)


Summary

Eighty-eight consecutive patients with spinal disc herniation (HNP) were enrolled; thirty-eight were treated for cervical disc herniation, thirty-eight for lumbar disc herniation, and twelve were treated for both cervical and lumbar disc herniation.


The duration of follow-up ranged from 4 months to 8 years (mean of 5 years). 87% of patients reported a successful outcome.


Within the cervical group, the preoperative visual analog scale showed 81% improvement (P ≤ 0.01). For the lumbar patients, the preoperative visual analog scale improved by 77% (P ≤ 0.01). No complications were reported.


The results are durable with successful outcomes observed 8 years after procedure.


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