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August 03, 2015 13:46 ET

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy: A Self-Healing Pain Management Phenomenon

Brooklyn Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation and Pain Management Practice -- Physio Logic -- Offers Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy as an Alternative to Invasive Procedures for Pain Management

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Aug 3, 2015) - Brooklyn rehabilitation and physical medicine facility, Physio Logic, offers pain management for chronic pain and injuries. With a strong emphasis on integrative medicine, Physio Logic practitioners evaluate the source of pain, learn the cause, and develop a unique treatment plan for each patient. Whether for a sports injury or a five-year chronic pain, Physio Logic incorporates physical medicine and wellness maintenance techniques to leave patients pain-free.

Available at Physio Logic, platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP therapy) is a natural pain management technique, allowing the body to speed up its own healing process. PRP therapy was initially used after spinal surgery to aid bone healing. Next, oral and facial surgeons used it to regrow bone after bone grafting procedures or facial reconstruction. Now, the technique can aid in a vast variety of injuries, including sports injuries in athletes, chronic pain, tendonitis, and more.

Platelets are cells in the blood that assist in injury healing. When the body is injured, platelets migrate to the site, initiating a healing response by releasing proteins and growth factors. In PRP therapy, an individual's own blood is drawn and concentrated. To concentrate, the blood is spun in a special centrifuge, separating the red blood cells from the platelet-rich plasma. The platelet-rich sample is then injected back into the body, directing platelets precisely to the injury site. This enhances the body's healing response, resulting in optimal tissue restoration.

PRP therapy is especially helpful in areas with not enough blood supply, such as tendons and ligaments. When these structures are damaged, invasive treatments are often necessary. PRP therapy is a much less invasive alternative. For precise injection, ultrasound or a fluoroscope may guide the physician in the injections. Immediately upon injection, the platelets actively begin to help healing. PRP therapy includes no medication or chemicals, so side effects with the method are very rare.

PHP therapy is used for:

  • Patellar tendonitis
  • Quadriceps muscle injuries
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis/tendonopathy, or partial tears
  • Bicipital tendonitis
  • Medial and lateral epicondylitis (golfers & tennis elbow)
  • Ulnar collateral lateral ligament (hand) Sprain or Tear
  • Achilles tendonitis or partial tears
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shoulder and hip bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis or cartilage damage of the Knee
  • Medial collateral ligament injuries (in the knee)
  • Interspinous ligament defects or damage
  • Enthesopathies (connective tissue attached to bone)

Pain management approaches differ from patient to patient. Physio Logic offers free consultations -- the first step toward determining if platelet-rich plasma therapy is ideal for an individual.

Physio Logic is physical medicine, orthopedic rehabilitation and Pilates center located at 409 Fulton St. in Brooklyn. The Fulton St. location is a one-stop wellness center specializing in physical therapy, chiropractic, pain management, clinical nutrition, sports medicine, acupuncture, medical massage, and Pilates. Physio Logic has a second location in Manhattan at 115 E. 82 St., dedicated entirely to Pilates, massage therapy, acupuncture and nutritional counseling.

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