Is Platelet Rich Plasma Right For You?
At The Health Advantage Physical Medicine Clinic we offer many non-surgical, non-pharmacological treatments for neuromuscular problems such as knee pain, hip pain, low back pain, neck pain, shoulder and elbow pain.
One of those non-surgical treatment that is highly effective and much sought after is PRP.
What is PRP?
It stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. Many people have benefited from this treatment in which your own blood is drawn, it is separated into the red blood cells and plasma, the plasma is drawn off and mixed with an activating agent that stimulates the growth factor in your plasma. This mixture is injected into your affected joint or into muscles and this stimulates a healing response that is safe and effective and most of all acts quickly.
Pro basketball , hockey, baseball, and football players have been using this therapy in place of cortisone and surgery to return to play as fast and as safe as possible.
I myself have two severely degenerated knees and a low back with multiple levels of herniated disc and degeneration and have used this treatment with amazing results. I now have much less pain, better motion, less inflammation and a return to normal activities. Patients with frozen shoulders now have full range of motion and use of their arms. Patients with peripheral neuropathy (arm and leg pain, burning, numbness and tingling) have significantly less discomfort and better function. Surgeries have been avoided and people are getting back to living and living better.