• Platelet Rich Plasma/Stem Cell Therapy

    Platelet Rich Plasma/Stem Cell Therapy

    Stem cell therapy is a relatively new technique that uses the growth factors in your own blood to accelerate healing old damaged tissue. It is most commonly used for ligament and tendon strains and sprains. It is also popular to decrease the pain and promote healing of joints with osteoarthritis. A small sample of the patients’ blood is drawn and the platelet rich component is removed, this component of platelets also contains the body’s growth factors that is used in healing damaged tissue. The concentrated platelet rich plasma is then injected into and around the point of injury, jump starting the healing process. Since your own blood is used, there is no risk of a transmissible infection. More recently FDA approved stem cell rich amniotic fluid has gained popularity over platelet rich plasma as it contains more growth factors and stem cells. Many acute injuries do not heal adequately and can lead to chronic pain and loss of function of the injured area, in many cases PRP and stem cell therapy are indicated.


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"After years of suffering from cluster headaches and finding no solutions from nearly every medical specialty, Dr. Smith instantly identified the source of my pain and worked with me to develop a plan of action. I can now enjoy the outdoor activities, like hiking, that I had stopped doing."
Rebecca R.
"I love to garden but the arthritis in my hands made a former joy too painful. Dr. Smith, working closely with my rheumatologist, made sure that my pain was resolved. I am now back in the garden."
Gwen O.
"Both Dr. Smith and Dr. Thompson have been a good, if not great, experience for me. I have had difficult and long [term] problems. Both of them do this job because they care deeply. [They] both show me their first desire is to help me live a functional life with this chronic pain."
"I was totally disabled and unable to work to support my family because of back pain after an injury at work. Dr. Smith put me in a stepwise program to try different approaches on a trial basis to see what worked best for me. He patiently laid out the options and helped me to make choices that have now resulted in my being pain free for almost a year."
Robert J.

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