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How It Works: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

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Did you know your body has the ability to heal itself? Through regenerative medicinal practices, Scott Greenberg MD often recommends Platelet Rich Plasma injections to amplify healing through tissues that are used in the body for his patients. If you have or are currently experiencing back/neck pain, ligament tears, or other debilitating pain throughout your body that hasn’t found relief through other medical procedures, continue reading to learn more about how Platelet Rich Plasma can help to provide relief.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?

As mentioned, Platelet Rich Plasma is a regenerative medicine technique, but what exactly is it? If the word plasma sounds familiar to you, you might have heard that it’s in your blood. Plasma is the liquid form of your blood containing water and protein, while the platelets of your blood help your body heal, such as when you get a cut or scrape to fight off outside infections. When you put platelets and plasma together your body performs the healing process that works through the blood. 

What Can Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treat?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is able to treat conditions including, but not limited to:

How Do My Platelets And Plasma Relate To Regenerative Medicine? 

Since your platelets are in charge of healing your body, regenerative medicine aids in speeding and amplifying the healing process. Through this natural healing process, your body can take these functions of the blood and speed up the recovery process, so that your body can heal faster and experience less pain throughout the process. 

Platelet rich plasma can be performed through an injection to the area of the body in need of relief, easing muscle pain and inflammation. The injection specifically repairs the damaged ligaments, cartilage, and tendons, and can even aid in the overall performance of your muscles as an added benefit. 

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The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Process: 

The process itself is fairly simple for patients and can be done in our office with little to no downtime needed!

First, Dr. Greenberg draws a few vials of the patient’s blood to complete the collection process. Next, those vials are placed in a centrifuge where the platelets and white blood cells are separated from the red blood cells. Finally, the platelet rich plasma is injected around the damaged joint or tissue which initiates the regeneration process. 

Since platelet rich plasma injections are created by the patient’s own blood, therefore resulting in little side effects, while having multiple physical benefits. Since the patient is using their own blood platelets for this type of regenerating technique, this also cuts the need for prescription pain medicine.

Scott Greenberg MD and Platelet Rich Plasma

Administering hundreds of PRP treatments each year for the past 20+ years, Scott Greenberg MD has seen the treatment’s success firsthand for a myriad of conditions. 

The long term success of Dr. Greenberg’s patients is attributed to a specialized approach to the examination process, known as “The Greenberg Method.” This diagnostic approach not only looks into the area of damage and pain, but also evaluates the mechanics and structure of the bone and joints related to the area of the pain. 

In executing The Greenberg Method, Dr. Greenberg often discovers that conditions experienced in one area of the body are often rooted in a different area that hasn’t been treated before. While an isolated joint treatment ignores physiology and the evaluation of movement, The Greenberg Method’s full-body examination produces a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. In return, the patient experiences a greater reduction in pain and improvement in function, which helps them get back on their feet to resume their daily routines, pain free.

Interested in Platelet Rich Plasma as a treatment option? Schedule a consultation with Scott Greenberg MD today and begin your recovery journey tomorrow.

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