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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment Specialist

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment services offered in Upper East Side Manhattan, New York, NY

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment involves injecting a high concentration of your body’s natural healing properties into injured or diseased tissue to support the repair process. At Manhattan Medicine, Drew DeMann, DC, MA, MSN, FNP-BC, RMSK, GCSRT, and the integrated group of board-certified specialists provide platelet-rich plasma treatment to support healing of conditions that involve the musculoskeletal system. To learn more about PRP treatment, call the office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York City, or schedule a consultation online today.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma treatment?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment is a type of regenerative medicine therapy. PRP is a blood product that contains a high concentration of platelets.

Platelets are the tiny cells in your blood that form blood clots to stop cuts from bleeding. These tiny cells also contain growth factors and specialized proteins that heal the injury. 

With PRP treatment at Manhattan Medicine, your provider takes a sample of your blood and spins it through a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the platelets from the other components of your blood. 

Your provider adds the platelets to your blood sample to create the PRP and then injects it into your damaged or diseased tissue to support the natural healing process.

Researchers are still investigating how platelet-rich plasma treatment works, but theorize the platelets support and accelerate your body’s natural healing process. Injuries need blood and nutrients to heal — poor circulation may delay the repair process.

With PRP treatment, you get a high concentration of the healing properties your tissue needs to repair the damage.

What conditions benefit from platelet-rich plasma treatment?

Manhattan Medicine offers platelet-rich plasma treatment to accelerate the healing of injuries involving the musculoskeletal system. Conditions that might benefit from PRP treatment include:

  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Joint pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Disc herniation
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain
  • Back or neck pain
  • Sports injuries

 

The board-certified experts at Manhattan Medicine use PRP treatments and other regenerative therapies to improve their patients’ musculoskeletal problems without surgery or drugs.

What happens during platelet-rich plasma treatment?

Your provider at Manhattan Medicine reviews the details of your platelet-rich plasma treatment at your consultation, so you know what to expect. First, your provider takes a sample of blood from your arm to make your PRP.

Then, using real-time ultrasound-guided imaging, they inject the PRP directly into the damaged tissue. Unless your provider says otherwise, you can resume your usual activities after your injection.

The experts at Manhattan Medicine may have you return to the office to monitor your healing and adjust your regenerative therapy treatment as needed. They may combine your PRP treatment with other therapies to get the best possible outcomes.

To learn more about platelet-rich plasma treatment and how it might benefit you, call Manhattan Medicine or schedule an appointment online today.

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