What is Platelet Lysate?
Platelet lysate (PL) is similar to Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), which some medical professionals might call PRP’s “cousin.” PRP uses the body’s own growth factors to promote healing through isolating platelets within the body’s blood plasma. When damage occurs to the body, platelets help the blood to clot. As they are performing this task, they also tell the other cells what needs to happen next to heal the injury. The growth factors in the platelets help to speed up the damage, acting, essentially, like espresso shots for the cells at work repairing the damage.
PRP is a concentration of these platelets that can be injected into a patient’s body. Because the platelets are taken from the patient’s own blood, these cells can easily help to heal issues that may be causing back pain. PRP has made many advances in the last several years offering more concentrated PRP, called Super Concentrated Platelets (SCP) and eliminating inflammatory elements that may have caused adverse effects in patients. Platelet lysate is one of those advances providing even better treatment options.
Platelet Lysate: Taking PRP to the Next Level
The effects of PRP are like a time-release pill: the effects of PRP take a week to fully take effect. However, PL offers immediate effects. What’s more, PL is very anti-inflammatory allowing it to be used easily around nerves. PL, in the past, has been used in conjunction with stem cell therapy, as well.
PL offers one more way for patients to experience healing and to find relief from back pain. PL is not only minimally invasive offering fewer risk factors, but also uses the body’s own powerful means of healing.
To learn more about PL and how it might help your back pain, make an appointment with Dr. Rahman, one of the country’s top spine surgeons and back pain specialists. This regenerative medicine technique has many applications and so it is always best to seek treatment from a specialist who can help you find the right treatment plan for you. When it comes to back pain, there may be a variety of factors causing pain and irritation; getting to the root cause can provide you the greatest possible chance at finding healing.
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