After you have a consultation with a pain management specialist at Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine, they will review treatment options. If you and our knowledgeable team decide platelet-rich plasma injections are right for you, you’ll schedule another appointment for the procedure. The outpatient procedure takes anywhere between 45 and 90 minutes.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy, is a type of regenerative medicine that speeds up the healing process of tendon injuries and osteoarthritis naturally without subjecting the patient to risk or surgery. Plasma, the liquid portion of whole blood, is composed largely of water and proteins and provides a medium for blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets are the blood cells responsible for clotting and other functions related to your body’s healing process. If you have a low platelet count, you are at risk for excessive bleeding and other complications. Through PRP injection therapy, our doctors at Northeast Spine and Sports Medicine help increase your platelet count to help you recover from injuries or other hard-to-treat ailments quickly.