A patient receiving prp therapy

During recent decades, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy has become more popular as a treatment for patients suffering pain, stiffness, or impaired mobility and now this treatment is available for patients in Lindenhurst and the surrounding region in Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine’s newest office. 

Because we have been so successful across Nassau and Suffolk Counties, the word of our broad range of therapeutic options has spread. Now patients in Amityville, Copiague, Babylon, Farmingdale, Massapequa, Deer Park, West Islip, Islip, and Seaford are eagerly contacting our Lindenhurst office for appointments to take advantage of the PRP treatments now available locally.

Why Lindenhurst Patients Are Clamoring for PRP Treatments

Like all of the holistic therapies we offer, PRP is nonsurgical and focuses on the alleviation of pain and restoration of function. PRP is a kind of regenerative medicine that directly delivers a concentrated mixture of the patient’s own platelets (tiny blood cells that assist in clotting) to the precise area that is causing the problem. Because platelets are rich in growth factors, they provide pain relief and accelerate healing.

How Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Produced?

Obtaining PRP is a relatively simple process. Blood is taken from the patient and put into a centrifuge that separates the platelets from the rest of the blood, resulting in enriched plasma. This enriched plasma is then injected back into the patient, targeting the area where its benefits are needed.

What PRP Treatments Are Like

Each PRP treatment takes a little over an hour, including recovery time, and it may take a few weeks to experience its full positive effect. Individual patients have varied reactions to the PRP injections, but for most three shots result in maximum benefits. If you respond more quickly, you may not require all three injections.

Do PRP Treatments Carry Any Risk?

Because you are being injected with your own blood and because we perform the procedure in a sterilized environment, there is almost no risk of an adverse reaction. The injection site may be a bit sore for a few days so avoid using that area strenuously for a short time.

As with all medical procedures, PRP therapy is not right for everyone. Our doctors will take a complete medical history to make sure this treatment is appropriate in your case. Also, we will ask you to avoid aspirin and other NSAIDS for a short period before and after the PRP procedure.

The Benefits PRP Treatments Provide to Our Lindenhurst Patients

Individuals have varying reactions to our traditional and complementary therapies which is why we offer so many options. Many of our patients are impressed with the positive effects of PRP. This treatment frequently provides the following benefits:

  • Decreased pain
  • Accelerated healing 
  • Improved strength, flexibility, and range of motion
  • More rapid recovery from injury

Because PRP is a safe and often effective treatment, requiring minimal downtime, it may be the answer for your seemingly intractable spinal or musculoskeletal malady. Why not call and make an appointment today?

Conditions Our Doctors Treat with PRP at our Lindenhurst Office

Our physiatrists have found PRP to be helpful in treating both acute injuries and chronic conditions so, depending on the specifics of your case, we may recommend it after a fall, car accident, or sports injury, or to help you heal from a repetitive stress injury.

Acute injuries we have successfully treated with PRP include:

  • Hamstring tears
  • MCL (medial collateral ligament) tears/sprains of the knee
  • Rotator cuff and labral tears of the shoulder
  • UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) tears of the elbow

Chronic injuries we have successfully treated with PRP include:

  • Osteoarthritis 
  • Osteoporosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)

In many cases, PRP can be remarkably effective in breaking the pain cycle whether you have suffered a single trauma or repeated stress, or are dealing with an ongoing disease or the wear and tear of aging. 

Why Long Island Spine Rehabilitation Medicine in Lindenhurst Is the Wise Choice

Ask our patients why they come to our offices and they will happily tell you that:

  • Our physiatrists are highly trained, well-credentialed, compassionate, and skilled
  •  We offer a wide variety of treatment methods, often in winning combinations 
  • We use only nonsurgical treatments
  • We pay close attention to each patient’s needs and preferences 
  • We are cutting-edge doctors who keep current with innovative methods
  • We are committed to making our patients more comfortable and more mobile as quickly as possible

Contact Our Experienced PRP Therapists Today

Whether you are suffering after a recent injury or feel stuck in a life of pain and restricted movement, contact our Lindenhurst office and make an appointment with one of the doctors to see whether PRP is right for you.