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LUMBAR INTRADISCAL THERAPY

LUMBAR INTRADISCAL THERAPY

Lumbar disc disease potentially may respond to intradiscal injections Alpha 2-macroglobulin (A2M) is a biologic treatment for disc degermation that is found in your own blood stream and has several important roles for orthopedic conditions. The protein A2M is a naturally occurring plasma glycoprotein whose principal activity is to counter act the enzymes called proteases which break down that destroy the lumbar disc.

A2M limits disc collagen degeneration and may be potential therapy for early symptomatic disc disease. Recently, a new method of collecting alpha-2 macroglobulin from your own blood is collected, processed and filtered. This concentrates your own A2M that can be directly injected into the center of your Lumbar disc. Up to 50% of patients may feel relief of their back pain over a few months.

Cytonics Ultra-Filtration process to concentrate

“A2M" from patient’s blood

Patient Testimonials

"First off, I believe Dr. Kropf helped save my life! It's been 6 months since I had my surgery and my spine has fused successfully! Dr. Kropf and his amazing staff treated me like a human being instead of just a patient! The support and encouragement they gave me throughout the few years I have been going is incomparable! Thank you to all those who helped me during my recovery, especially Sakura, and Trisha! You are all Angels on Earth! God Bless you!"

-Stefifi A

"This man gave me my life back! I wouldn't be working today with him as a spine nurse ! I had a cervical fusion & artificial disc replacement for my lower back ! He's caring & compassionate & so is his staff ! He saved my husbands life also by ordering the right tests & got him to another specialist , I feel so blessed to have him! "

-Anastacia H

"I had a Cervical Spine Surgery February 2017 and Lumbar Spine Surgery November 2017. Both Surgeries were a Success. I feel so much better....No More Pain! Thank You, Dr. Kropf... You're the BEST!"

-Martha B

“Dr. Kropf is a very knowledgeable and experienced surgeon. He is just as straight forward and honest as I remember him from 19 years ago. He did an amazing job with my back then, that I flew across the country to discuss the second surgery with him!”
"Dr. Kropf is literally a miracle worker. I have suffered with horrible pain for years from herniation at L4/5 & L5/S1. Had a prior micro-surgery from another surgeon which did not work. Dr. Kropf performed a double fusion through the stomach and back. Had my 7 month follow up yesterday and got a clean bill of health. Honestly, after about 5 months I was totally pain free. He completely nailed it!!! I also just referred one of my good friends who also feel in love with Dr.Kropf. I had interviewed 7 surgeons with my wife and we both agreed that there was no one better to do my surgery. This was not a fun thing to go through, but so worth it. Katie, Sakura, and Trisha also were awesome to deal with and super responsive."

-Lee E