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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

WHAT IS PRP? Active woman on the beach with no painPRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, is a substance made from your own blood to trigger healing. Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a relatively simple, non-surgical treatment for joint injuries and arthritis. It merges cutting-edge technology with the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

PRP Therapy is used for a Variety of Conditions

  • Arthritis of the knee, hip, or shoulder
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Tennis elbow
  • Hip bursitis
  • Ligament and Tendon Pain
  • Back and Neck Pain
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF IT? The PRP is a concentration of platelets, which can jump start healing. Platelets contain packets...
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Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

It is a procedure used to reduce pain. An electrical current produced by a radio wave is used to heat up a small area of nerve tissue, thereby decreasing pain signals from that specific area. Which conditions are treated with radiofrequency ablation? The procedure can be used to help patients with chronic (long lasting) lower back/neck pain and pain related to the degeneration of joints from arthritis. How long does the procedure last?

The degree of pain relief varies, depending on the cause and location of the pain. Pain relief from the radiofrequency ablation can last from six to 12 months. Since the nerves regenerate, this procedure...

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