Lady Gaga Opens Up About Chronic Pain In Her Netflix Documentary


In the Netflix preview for the documentary, we can see Gaga draped in a hospital gown, grimacing as a doctor sticks a needle into her skin. In a clip posted to her Twitter account, she sits in the doctor's office and nods along at her treatment plan.

Her treatment plan includes Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy — the "blood spinning" the doctor mentions — in which blood is removed from the arm, spun in a centrifuge to separate the red and white blood cells from the platelet rich plasma, and the plasma is then injected into the part of the body that needs treatment (in Gaga's case, her hip) so that it can stimulate healing. The same therapy has been used for beauty treatments.

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