PRP Treatment (Platelet Rich Plasma) uses a high concentration of your own blood’s platelets to help decrease inflammation, improve cell growth, and stimulate the regeneration of damaged tissues and bone.
In Regenerative Medicine, we know your body has an amazing ability to heal itself. When we get injured, be it a cut, a broken bone, or torn ligament, our bodies come readily equipped with healing agents and growth factors that travel through our bloodstream.
These natural healing agents and growth factors are found in our blood’s Platelets, which are small colorless disk-shaped cells containing proteins and cytokines. We use these platelets in PRP Treatment.
There are certain parts of our body that lack an adequate supply of blood flowing to aide in the natural healing process. Tendons and ligaments, for example, are avascular, meaning they have no blood supply. When these vital structures become damaged their healing is not only significantly impeded, but sometimes it’s virtually impossible, often times requiring complicated and painful surgery.
This is where PRP Treatment really shines. By using only your own blood, we are helping your body heal itself. A small sample of your blood is taken and spun down in a special centrifuge, separating the platelets from your red blood cells and other undesirable cells from the plasma.
Your physician then uses ultrasound guided injection techniques to apply this platelet rich plasma directly to the injured part of the body. The platelets go to work immediately and the healing begins.
Most of our patients return to normal activity relatively quickly after the procedure. Our Sports Medicine team can address joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and even injuries of the spine with PRP Treatment. Since there are no drugs or chemicals used, this totally organically derived material is 100% safe, and side effects are incredibly rare.
Injection procedures can help relieve painful injuries that could otherwise cause long periods of recuperation and possible surgery. All of these injection procedures can help you but they’re best when done in conjunction with Physical Therapy and/or Chiropractic Care to give you the best “shot” at living pain free!
“Dr. Szaro and Dr. Palvia were very helpful and informative. They answered my questions thoroughly. Dr. Szaro has been helping me heal for years, especially in regards to my shoulder and back pain. The front desk were excellent. Phil was very helpful as well. I’ve been coming to Physio Logic since they were still located at the Remsen Street location, back when Dr. Gehrman was the only practitioner available. There are great people that work here.”
During ski season, no one told me I should stop. In fact, they figured out ways to keep me performing well enough to prevent injury. I love the fact that they believe in a balance between rehab and still being able to physically challenge yourself.