Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy (sometimes referred to as regenerative therapy) is an exciting, revolutionary, non-surgical treatment which uses your body's own adult stem cells and blood platelets to heal itself. PRP is a treatment that works for people suffering with chronic and acute pain from an injury.
Athletes and active people can benefit from stimulated healing using PRP Therapy.
PRP Therapy utilizes platelets taken from the patient’s own blood to rebuild a damaged tendon or cartilage.
PRP Therapy can play a key role in the healing of soft tissue and eliminate pain in a non-invasive way.
PRP Therapy actually heals your body, rather than masking your pain and covering it up.
PRP Therapy heals without the need for invasive or costly surgery
PRP Therapy is the first medical way to stimulate healing pain available!
The cost of PRP treatment varies based on the number of injections you receive. The procedure is currently not covered by insurance.
The majority of PRP patients find that recovery is fast and they are back to their normal activities quickly!
PRP is a safe, non-surgical procedure that can stimulate healing and help eliminate acute and chronic pain.
Who you trust to treat your pain is important. We believe that living with pain is NOT an option. We offer the most revolutionary healing techniques available to help your body rejuvenate itself. Nexus Pain Specialists is the right choice for anyone ready to take control of their life and feel better. Dr. Richard Rosenthal was recognized for his outstanding work and was named on the top physicians list by U.S. News and World Report. We pride ourselves in educating patients about their condition and explaining their individualized treatment options.
Before being offered PRP therapy, the patient should have tried more conservative treatment options such as rest, medication, and physical therapy.
While PRP is a relatively new therapy for treatment of muscle and joint disorders, there are reliable studies (level 1 evidence) showing it to be effective for certain conditions including tendon and ligament tears (tennis elbow, rotator cuff tear, patellar tendon tear, plantar fasciitis). There are also many mid level studies (level 2 evidence) showing it to be effective for mild-moderate osteoarthritis of the knee, hip and shoulder.
Because PRP is derived from your own blood, there is no chance of having an allergic or immune reaction. In fact, side effects from PRP injection are extremely rare. The main risks include local infection at the site of injection (1% risk) and pain at the injection site.
This is ultimately decided by your physician. Typically, the physician will use the MRI or Ultrasound and previous treatments results to determine the number of injections. Typically the physician will suggest between 1 to 3 injections.
At the present time, insurance companies won’t pay for PRP therapy.
The cost of PRP treatment varies based on the number of injections you receive.
How quickly you can return to your normal activities depends on the condition and body part being treated.