What Is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)? Is It Right For Me? | Stem Cell, PRP, Acupuncture in Queens & Long Island, New York

What Is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)? Is It Right For Me?
What Is PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)? Is It Right For Me?

What is PRP?

PRP is short for Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP is blood plasma with concentrated platelets. The concentrated platelets found in PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate tissue repair and regeneration. These bioactive proteins initiate connective tissue healing, bone regeneration, and repair, promote the development of new blood vessels and stimulate the wound healing process.

What are the Potential Benefits of PRP?

  • Improvement in symptoms and pain
  • A remarkable return to function
  • Avoid more aggressive treatments, like medication or surgery
  • Significant improvement with joints and spinal disc injections

Is PRP Right for Me?

PRP has been used in the following conditions, however, we recommend talking to a doctor about your specific injury or condition:

  • Ligaments and Tendons throughout the body
  • Sports Injuries including tennis elbow, ACL tears, shin splints, rotator cuff tears, Plantar Fasciitis, ITB Syndrome
  • Arthritic Joints
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Lower Back Degenerative Disc Disease

If you have a painful joint such as a knee or shoulder, or painful degenerative spinal discs, and traditional methods have not provided relief, then PRP therapy may be the solution. The procedure is less aggressive and less expensive than surgery. It will heal tissue with minimal or no scarring and alleviates further degeneration of the tissues. There will be an initial evaluation with your doctor to see if PRP therapy is right for you.

If you are suffering from pain, please contact our office at (516) 419-4480 or (718) 215-1888 to arrange an appointment with our Interventional Pain Management Specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Chacko.

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