Utilizing the body’s own natural ability to heal, PRP is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment. In this outpatient procedure, blood is drawn from the patient and placed in a centrifuge, which leads to the isolation of Platelet Rich Plasma cells. These cells, which contain highly concentrated growth factors, are then gently injected into the area of injury, or where chronic pain is present.
Besides the back, among the common areas where our patients report success of PRP therapy are the hips, shoulder, neck, elbow, wrist and hand, ankle, knee and foot. It is also being used to help stimulate bone formation in spinal fusion therapy.