Pain felt in the low or upper back. Causes of pain in the low and upper back include conditions affecting the bony spine; discs between the vertebrae; ligaments around the spine and discs; spinal inflammation; spinal cord and nerves; muscles; internal organs of the pelvis, chest, and abdomen; tumors; and the skin.
Platelet rich plasma has been used to treat chronic back pain for several years. The procedure takes a small amount of your blood and with a special centrifuge spins the blood down to concentrate the PRP. The PRP is then injected into the discs. This has shown benefit for mild to moderate degenerative disc disease.