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PRP Therapy

PRP Therapy

PRP Therapy services offered in Mount Laurel, Sewell, Galloway, Toms River, Vineland and West Orange, NJ

PRP therapy uses your body’s growth factors to promote healing and reduce inflammation. These growth factors are found in the platelets of your blood. At Coastal Spine, integrated pain management specialists use PRP therapy to treat musculoskeletal problems, including back pain, neck pain, and joint osteoarthritis. Call the office in Mount Laurel, Swell, Galloway, Toms River, Vineland, or West Orange, New Jersey, today to request a PRP therapy consultation or make your appointment online.

PRP Therapy Q & A

What is platelet-rich plasma therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. During treatment, your Coastal Spine provider injects a platelet-rich solution into a specific part of your body, like a swollen joint or a herniated disc. When the solution enters your body, it increases blood flow to the area. It triggers the production of new, healthy cells and tissue.

What problems can PRP therapy treat?

At Coastal Spine, the integrated pain management providers use PRP therapy to treat various musculoskeletal problems, including:

  • Joint osteoarthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Torn ligaments

PRP therapy can promote recovery after competitive sporting events like games or races.

What does PRP therapy involve?

PRP therapy is an outpatient procedure that takes 60-90 minutes.

Your Coastal Spine provider draws some of your blood and puts it into a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins at high speed, separating your platelets (microscopic growth factors in the blood) into a highly concentrated solution.

Your provider transfers the PRP solution to a syringe and administers several injections into a specific part of your body. Afterward, you can return to work and other activities right away.

Are there other treatments similar to PRP therapy?

Yes. Coastal Spine offers several complementary treatments, including stem cell therapy. Stem cell therapy is similar to PRP. The difference is your provider injects a solution of stem cells into an area of damaged or diseased tissue.

Stem cells are unique: They can replicate any other type of cell. When they enter your body, they trigger the production of new, healthy cells and encourage your body’s healing process.

How long does it take for PRP therapy to work?

The time it takes for PRP therapy to work depends on the problem treated and its severity. Some people experience relief after just one treatment. But for others, it takes a series of injections spaced weeks or months apart. Follow your provider’s instructions and attend each of your checkups as scheduled.

What is recovery like after PRP therapy?

After PRP therapy, it’s normal to experience mild swelling, bruising, and redness at the treatment site. Since the solution comes from your own blood, there’s minimal risk of infection. Even so, if your symptoms continue for more than a few days, contact your provider immediately.

Call the nearest Coastal Spine office today to explore the benefits of PRP therapy, or book your appointment online.

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