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Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy in Pittsburgh

Imagine being able to use your own blood to promote healing in your body? With Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, you can do just that. With PRP we draw patients’ blood, and through a centrifuge process, we extract the platelet-rich portion of the blood that will be injected into whatever area needs to be addressed. This area is based on the patient’s complaint and the results of a physical exam.

“The reason we’re trying to get platelets is that they contain a ‘growth factor’ and when we enrich platelets in a high concentration, we can help promote healing. When these growth factors are injected into an injury, they increase blood flow to the area, which stimulates healing that will not otherwise occur,” says Dr. Neil.


Who Can Benefit From PRP?

From young athletes to active seniors, adults of all ages can benefit from this revolutionary therapy, which is ideal for chronic issues. The following are just some of the conditions that can respond favorably to PRP:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Arthritis of the shoulder and knee
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Headaches
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shoulder tendinitis
  • Tennis elbow

What You Can Expect

We will first ask that you come in for an examination. To ensure that you are a candidate for PRP, you will be asked about any medications you are currently taking such as blood thinners as well as your past medical history. If we determine that you are a suitable candidate for PRP, we will have you return another day for the procedure.
To get optimal results from PRP, you will usually require 1-3 injections which are given at designated times.

Is It Safe?

Because only your blood is used during PRP therapy, it is highly safe with little risk of any adverse reactions. You may experience some swelling at the injection site, but ice packs can diminish this discomfort. The risks of PRP are the same as every other injection procedure simply because a needle is used. The only additive to your own blood is Sodium Chloride, which keeps the risks of this procedure low.

To Ensure Optimum Results

In addition to administering PRP, we use chiropractic care to help you maintain strength and flexibility and prevent your issues from recurring.

There are limitations on certain medications, including anti-inflammatory drugs. We also will suggest specific nutritional changes if needed. There is also some correlation between physical rehabilitation and healing.

If you’ve been putting up with a chronic condition, consider PRP therapy. Contact South Hills Physical Medicine today to book your free, no-obligation consultation today!

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