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Platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) – latest advancement of treatment of arthritis, sports related in

Use Your Own Blood Cells for Pain Relief

This exciting medical advancement offers non-surgical pain relief and healing using your body’s natural processes. By delivering a concentration of your own platelets directly to the affected area, PRP boosts your body’s healing power and speeds the repair of injured tissues.

For sports injuries and arthritis sufferers

Active adults suffering from sports injuries may heal faster and with less pain using PRP therapy. Arthritis sufferers can experience dramatic reductions in pain through reduced swelling and the regeneration of cartilage tissue. PRP also has been shown to slow the progression of the disease. Both types of patients can expect long-lasting results.

Because PRP uses your own platelets, the procedure is considered very safe. The risks of transmissible infection and allergic reaction are limited.

A small sample of your own blood is withdrawn, then spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelet rich plasma which is then injected back into your system at the site of injury or pain. There, the platelets enhance the body’s natural healing processes, even attracting stem cells to help. Results can be noticed in weeks. Up to three injections are common.

PRP therapy requires highly-trained specialists. Columbia Pain & Spine Institute is proud to be one of only a very few practices to offer this revolutionary treatment.