What is PRP Therapy? (Super Concentrated Platelet Therapy)
Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical in New York, NY are proud to perform platelet-rich plasma therapy, also called PRP, to mitigate any short- or long-term pain. PRP therapy is one of the most revolutionary procedures in the medical industry because of its natural method and thrilling results. The procedure utilizes your own plasma to stimulate the body, causing it to literally restore itself. To learn more about PRP therapy, contact Ospina Medical in New York, NY to schedule a consultation. Our team is always excited to discuss the benefits of PRP, as well as what it can do for your body.
PRP for Shoulder Pain
Oftentimes, we think that shoulder pain is something that will cause chronic pain for the rest of our lives unless we undergo surgery. Fortunately, this is not always the case. PRP injections into the shoulder can encourage regeneration within the cells in the joint and the surrounding area, allowing your body to heal itself in a way that seemed impossible just a short time ago. This treatment can be used to treat arthritis, rotator cuff tears, and biceps tendinitis in the shoulder(s).
PRP and Platelet Lysate for Lower Back Pain
One of the most frequent problems we notice at our facility is pain in the area of the lower back. This can be caused by a variety of different factors. However, most of them can be traced back to issues within the vertebrae. Due to its natural origins, PRP does not cause the same risks as steroids and other forms of traditional medicine when it comes to lower back pain. Additionally, while these traditional options only hide the symptoms of the problem, PRP injections can actually repair the root of the issue itself. In some cases, PRP may potentially lead to too much inflammation in the afflicted area. In these instances, we utilize what is known as platelet lysate, which allows the necessary growth factors to be immediately released into the body.
How is PRP Therapy Performed?
Once you're comfortably seated, a small amount of blood will be taken from your arm and put into a centrifuge machine. Most of the time, we remove around four tablespoons or one vial of blood. After about 15 minutes, the different components of the blood will be separated and ready to be injected. We will place your concentrated plasma into a syringe and inject it into the designated areas of your body. The PRP process typically takes about five minutes, but that can vary on a patient-to-patient basis.
Live a pain-free Life
With PRP treatments, many of our patients are able to rid themselves of pain they've been feeling for weeks, months, and even years. This procedure is ideal for men and women who enjoy a natural alternative to surgery that can still provide quick and effective results. For more information about this exciting procedure, call Ospina Medical in New York, NY to schedule a consultation.