Did you know that some of the most powerful healing substances are present in the human body? At Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy in West Long Branch and Colonia, New Jersey, experienced rheumatologist Kiren Sahni, DO, FACR, and his team use injectable forms of concentrated platelets and stem cells to boost your body's natural healing abilities. Find out more about PRP therapy and stem cell therapy by calling Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy today or book an appointment using the online tool.
PRP therapy is one of a group of revolutionary regenerative medicine treatments. These use naturally occurring substances extracted from your body or donated for the purpose of helping your body heal itself.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) comes from your blood. Plasma is the liquid element of blood, and platelets help your blood clot when you incur an injury. It's not the clotting ability of platelets that makes them so useful in regenerative medicine, though.
Platelets also contain high numbers of growth factors. These cells are key to the healing process and the growth of new tissues. By concentrating platelets from your blood into a sample of plasma, the Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy team can deliver one of nature's most potent healing cells to the source of your pain.
PRP therapy has the potential to be useful in the treatment of many musculoskeletal injuries and diseases. Some of the conditions PRP therapy can treat include:
PRP is one of the most popular therapies in the sports world, with many leading athletes reporting successful recovery from injury after PRP therapy.
The main regenerative medicine treatment the Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy team uses in addition to PRP is stem cell therapy.
Stem cells are able to become any other type of cells your body needs. You have reserves of stem cells in your body that the team can harvest — typically from fatty tissues or bone marrow — and use to promote new cell growth.
The first part of your treatment at Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy is collecting the platelets.
Your provider takes a sample of your blood and puts it in a centrifuge, which spins at high speeds to separate the components. Then they extract the concentrated platelets and mix them into the plasma, discarding the red and white blood cells that remain.
Next, your provider injects the PRP into the damaged tissues. They use image guidance technology to ensure the PRP goes to precisely the right place where it can do the most good.
It takes several weeks, at least, for the PRP to have an effect, but you should then notice an improvement in mobility and reduction in pain. You might need several PRP injections for optimal results.
To find out how PRP therapy could help you, call Sahni Rheumatology & Therapy or book an appointment online today.