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May 21, 2013

Successful Platelet Lystate Injection for Lumbar Disc Extrusion

At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic we acknowledge the disability, frustration and pain associated with lumbar disc degeneration.  We offer Regenexx PL-M where platelet growth factors are injected into the spine in an effort to increase healing and decrease pain.  This is an alternative to the traditional steroid injections which have been associated with signficant risks.

OM is our most recent success story.

OM is a 29y/o active male s/p microdiscectomy who presented with a 1.5 year history of lower back pain, constant in duration, non progressive in nature, localized in lumbar spine with radiations down the right leg extending into the toes.  The pain was sharp, stabbing and aching in character.  Treatment to date included chiropractic care, NSAIDs, oral narcotics, muscle relaxants and surgery in the form of microdiscectomy.  MRI was signficant for degenerative disc disease at both L4/5 and L5/S1 with large extruded disc at L4/5 causing nerve root irritation and severe narrowing fo the central canal.

OM underwent 3 x-ray guided lumbar epidural injections with Regenexx PL-M along with prolotherapy of the supporting ligaments.  On followup he reports signficant improvement in both his lower back and right leg pain.  He has resumed his regular activities, has no restrictions and is no longer on oral medications.

Below are pre and after MRI images which demonstrate a signficant improvement in the disc extrusion.   Note the reduction in the size of the disc protrusion which is noted in the formal MRI report.

Lumbar DD RX MRI reportLumbar DD RX MRI report 1Lumbar DD RX PL-M 2012.sag

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