What is Autologous Fibrin Disc Repair?
Many kinds of surgeries can reduce back pain. Spinal fusion surgery, for example, permanently fuses one or more vertebrae of the spine. While this method is effective for some, it does require an invasive procedure and weeks in recovery. If you suffer from degenerative discs that cause lower back pain, autologous fibrin disc repair at Southwest Spine & Sports may be the answer you're looking for!
Autologous fibrin disc repair, combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), is proving to be a safe and successful alternative to surgery. It's minimally invasive and has shown excellent results in patients. Contact our team to learn how autologous fibrin disc repair works and whether it can work for you. Founder Dr. Michael Wolff is proud to have developed this specialized method at our clinic in Scottsdale, AZ.
What is autologous fibrin disc repair?
Most Americans reach for pain pills or turn to extensive surgeries to resolve back pain. Autologous fibrin disc repair only requires a sample of your own blood. Dr. Wolff uses this to create a special “sealant” with regenerative properties. This repairs the degenerative disc and stimulates the growth of healthy new tissue.
So, how does it work? Your blood sample is processed with certain anti-inflammatory and growth factors as well as platelet-rich plasma. We then use x-ray guidance to carefully inject the solution into the damaged area. This one-time procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art surgery center. Patients receive a local anesthetic to ensure maximum comfort throughout the process.
How does platelet-rich plasma improve results?
PRP is an essential part of autologous fibrin disc repair. You may have heard about platelet-rich plasma from medical professionals who treat injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints. PRP is made by taking a sample of your own blood and separating out the platelets, the part of blood that helps treat wounds. Southwest Spine & Sports recommends platelet-rich plasma because it’s essential for reducing inflammation and pain while promoting natural healing.
Here are some of the main benefits of PRP in autologous fibrin disc repair in Scottsdale, AZ:
No need for general anesthesia
Faster recovery period
Less pain and discomfort following treatment
Return to work and daily activities sooner
No need for post-surgery physical therapy
No scarring in the treatment area
What happens during a pain assessment
While autologous fibrin disc repair has been proven to reduce lower back pain and heal damaged discs, it’s only effective for the right candidates. During your initial assessment with Dr. Wolff, we will ask questions about your medical history, current symptoms, and previous treatments. If you have a history of serious health conditions or trouble with blood clotting, please let us know during your appointment. We’ll also perform a physical examination in which we evaluate the range of motion and stability of your spine.
After the exam, we can discuss your goals for treatment and develop a plan that includes all possible options. Patients are also free to ask questions they may have about autologous fibrin disc repair, platelet-rich plasma, and how the procedure is performed.
Treat lower back pain without surgery
Autologous fibrin disc repair is a new and emerging treatment that has helped many people deal with chronic back pain and degenerative discs. If you're not interested in pain medications or invasive surgery and want to learn more about Dr. Michael Wolff’s technique, call Southwest Spine & Sports for a consultation in Scottsdale, AZ. We can help you get back on your feet and conquer back pain for good.