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Platelet Rich Plasma Lumbar Disc Injections for Lower Back Pain: Clinical Effectiveness, Safety, and Guidelines

Last updated: February 21, 2014
Project Number: RB0649-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of platelet rich plasma lumbar disc injections for the treatment of lower back pain?
  2. What is the clinical evidence on the safety and harms of platelet rich plasma lumbar disc injections for the treatment of lower back pain?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of platelet rich plasma lumbar disc injections for the treatment of lower back pain?

Key Message

One systematic review, one randomized controlled trial, two non-randomized studies, and one evidence-based guideline were identified regarding platelet rich plasma lumbar disc injections for the treatment of lower back pain.