Friday, April 30, 2010

Pictures of the Platelet Rich Plasma Injection!

Fortunately, for the last PRP injection, they let my sister walk into the procedure room and take pictures. To say the least, she almost fainted. She hates needles and the way they would go into my spine was terrifying for her. Regardless, she took some pretty neat pictures, albeit with an iphone.

As a summary, PRP injections are used to 'fertilize' the stem cells. They increase blood flow around the disc in order to provide nutrients and a better overall environment for the stem cells. They do this because spinal discs don't have their own blood supply! 

Anyways, here are the pictures!

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