INVO Pain Medicine Group
Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine & Med Spa located in Midtown, New York, NY
PRP/Stem Cell Q & A
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy has been clinically proven to treat pain and stimulate healing in the body. This procedure includes simply injecting a high dose of platelets, concentrated from your own blood, into areas affected by pain. This is a safe and natural way for your body to accelerate the healing process, rather than blocking or masking your pain.
What is Stem Cell Therapy?
Stem cell therapy treatments are unique because they help the body jump start the healing process. Stem cells are the body’s master cells. They are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to transform into a variety of different cells and replace dying cells, and the potential of rebuilding damaged tissue, muscles, tendons or ligaments.
Why Choose Regenerative Therapy?
Reduce the Necessity for Major Surgery
Greatly reduce the need for surgery by treating injured tissues before the damage progresses any further. Imagine alleviating your knee pain without having to get a knee replacement. The goal of regenerative therapy is to heal injured tissue and not just mask the pain.
Quicker Healing Process
Regenerative therapy has helped many professionals and athletes heal rapidly from an injury and return to full activity. Regenerative therapy procedures are ideal for individuals who face ailments such as back pain, knee arthritis, tendonitis, ligament injuries, arthritis of the knee, hip or shoulder rotator cuff tears, tennis elbow, hip bursitis, patellar tendon injury, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendon injuries.
The cost of regenerative therapy procedures depend on your specific treatment. If needed, subsequent injections are likely to have a reduced cost following your initial treatment. For more information, call ***-***-**** to receive pricing information for your specific regenerative therapy plan.
Although recovery times vary, most patients can expect to see improvement in their pain and mobility within 4 to 6 weeks after treatment. Patients will continue to see improvement in pain and mobility for up to 12 months. Regenerative therapy patients experience rapid recovery and are back to their daily activities very quickly.
No surgery, no medication, and no hospital stays are just a few of the reasons why thousands have chosen regenerative therapies over traditional methods. Most procedures are performed in less than an hour with very little post recovery. Many patients are able to return to work the next day. Because most regenerative procedures use your own body’s platelets and cells for healing, it’s safe and natural!
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is super-physiologically concentrated platelets and growth factors that stimulate healing and regeneration of injured tissues, muscles, tendons or ligaments. PRP is derived from your own body and is 100% natural. PRP injections are an increasingly popular alternative to surgery because of the great results patients of all ages are obtaining. Whether you are an elite athlete or a “Weekend Warrior,” regenerative therapies, including PRP, are an effective and safe nonsurgical therapy to treat forms of acute and chronic pain.
Treat Your Condition With Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP therapy procedures can treat a wide variety of conditions including but not limited to:
- Back and neck pain
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Arthritis of the joints
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Foot and ankle pain
- Ligament, cartilage, & tendon injuries
If your condition is not listed please contact us at 907-373-9460 to see if PRP therapy is the best treatment option for you.
Where does platelet rich plasma (PRP) come from?
To harvest PRP, a small sample of your blood is drawn into a specialized collecting system. This blood is centrifuged at high speeds to isolate the growth factors and platelets. Because your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection, and a low risk of allergic reaction.
What should I expect from PRP treatment?
PRP is a safe, non-surgical procedure that stimulates healing and treats acute and chronic pain. Although recovery times can vary, patients generally begin to see improvement in pain and mobility within 4 to 6 weeks. Improvement will continue for up to 12 months. The cost of a PRP treatment varies based on your specific treatment needs.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
PRP’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets and regenerative growth factors directly into the area in need.
Platelet rich plasma is a very simple and safe nonsurgical procedure that is performed by a qualified physician. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!
A small sample of your blood is drawn and collected into a special device.
The special device is then centrifuged at a high speed, two separate times, to isolate the purest PRP.
Once the PRP has been isolated, it is ready to be injected into your affected site. It is carefully injected using refined techniques to ensure advanced healing and regeneration.
What are Stem Cells?
Stem cells have been clinically and scientifically proven to effectively treat chronic and acute pain.
Stem cells are the body’s master cells. They are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to transform into a variety of different cells, replace dying cells, and regenerate damaged tissue. Stem cells are derived from your own body’s bone marrow or fat deposit (adipose).
An alternative method for regenerative medicine is through allograft tissues (from a purified amniotic source). These tissues have a high concentration of collagens, structural proteins and growth factors that support healing. This immune-privileged tissue can have some advantages over other regenerative therapies. Speak with our physician about which regenerative medicine technique would be right for you and your injury.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is a very simple and safe outpatient procedure that is performed by a qualified physician. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!
Removal of bone marrow or fat tissue. If you choose to use amniotic stem cells, half the battle is already over.
Once a sample of your bone marrow or fat tissue has been obtained, the cells are isolated with a specialized centrifuge. If you decide to use amniotic stem cells, they are delivered to the doctor’s office ready for injection.
The stem cells are then carefully injected into the site where the injury exists and the healing and regeneration begins!
Important questions to ask:
What is the recovery time?
Two advantages of a stem cell injection over surgery are:
- No need for hospital stay
- No prolonged recovery
Most patients find themselves back in their daily routine the day after the procedure. Healing gradually happens over the course of 2-6 weeks and can continue for up to 12+ months.
What are the results & benefits of stem cell therapy?
If you haven’t already learned all the wonderful benefits of stem cell therapy, here they are listed out for you:
- Uses your own body’s master cells to heal
- Heals and doesn’t just mask the pain
- Outpatient procedure
- Simple procedural process
- Quick recovery
- Back to work the next day
Treat your pain with stem cell therapy.
Stem cell therapy procedures can treat the following conditions (but not limited to):
- Achilles tendonitis
- Achilles tears
- Ankle and foot arthritis
- Ankle sprains
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cartilage defects
- Degenerative disc disease
- Elbow tendonitis
- Failed back surgery syndrome
- Golfer’s elbow
- Hand and wrist arthritis
- Hip arthritis
- Knee arthritis
- Knee ligament injuries
- Knee tendonitis
- Neck pain
- Pelvic pain
- Phantom limb pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Post-herpetic neuralgia
- Post-laminectomy syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Rotator cuff tendonitis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Sacroiliac joint pain
ï Shoulder and elbow arthritis
- Spinal arthritis (facet syndrome)
- Spinal stenosis
- Tennis elbow
- Tension headaches
- Trigeminal neuralgia
If you don't see your condition, please contact us. You may still be a candidate for stem cell therapy.