RegenOrthoSport's Approach to Treating L5-S1 Disc Herniation

Introduction to L5-S1 Disc Herniation

The L5-S1 disc, located at the lumbar spine’s base, plays a pivotal role in spinal function and health. This area is particularly prone to herniation, leading to pain and limited mobility. At RegenOrthoSport, our experienced team, led by Dr. Venkatesh Movva, frequently addresses this common yet complex spinal issue.

The Anatomy of the L5-S1 Disc

The disc consists of an annulus fibrosus and a nucleus pulposus. The annulus is a tough, layered structure that encloses the softer, gel-like nucleus. Injuries to the annulus can lead to various forms of disc herniation, impacting the spine’s structural integrity and function.

Challenges in Treating Subligamentous Herniation

Subligamentous disc herniation, occurring beneath the posterior longitudinal ligament (PLL), poses specific treatment challenges. This type of herniation can evade detection and effective treatment by conventional methods, such as epidural steroid injections, due to its unique position.

Regenerative Treatment Strategies

RegenOrthoSport is dedicated to utilizing regenerative medicine techniques, offering patients innovative and effective alternatives to traditional treatments.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy: This approach uses the patient’s own blood platelets, concentrating them to create a healing catalyst for the damaged disc area.

Platelet Lysate Injections: A derivative of PRP therapy, this technique is particularly beneficial for herniations that do not respond to standard epidural methods.

Tailored Treatments for Complex Herniations

For herniations that don’t interact with the epidural space, we employ direct disc injections of high-concentration PRP. This targeted approach ensures the treatment reaches the herniation site, maximizing its effectiveness.

Comprehensive Muscle Atrophy Management

Muscle atrophy, especially in the multifidus muscle, is a common complication of L5-S1 herniation. Our team uses ultrasound guidance to precisely inject PPP (Platelet Poor Plasma) into the atrophied muscles, aiding in their repair and restoration of function.

Innovative Care for Comprehensive Recovery

Our approach extends beyond treating the herniation itself. We focus on holistic recovery, incorporating rehabilitative exercises and lifestyle adjustments to enhance the treatment’s effectiveness and prevent future injuries.

Patient-Centered Approach

At RegenOrthoSport, we understand that each patient’s condition is unique. Our treatments are tailored to individual needs, ensuring that every patient receives the most effective and personalized care possible.


RegenOrthoSport’s commitment to advanced regenerative medicine and patient-centered care places us at the forefront of treating L5-S1 disc herniation. Under Dr. Movva’s expert guidance, our team is dedicated to providing innovative, effective solutions, helping patients achieve long-term spinal health and an improved quality of life.

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