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PRP Injections Specialist

Integrated Spine And Pain Care

Interventional Pain Management Physician located in Farmingdale, NY, Deer Park, NY & Long Island, NY

Board-certified interventional pain medicine specialist Mikael Sarij, MD, at Integrated Spine And Pain Care in Farmingdale, Deer Park, and Long Island, New York, is dedicated to helping you get long-term relief from your pain. To alleviate discomfort and promote healing of diseased or damaged tissue, Dr. Sarij offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. To learn more about PRP injections and how they may help your pain, contact the office by phone or book an appointment online today.

PRP Injections Q&A

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that harnesses your body’s natural healing powers to repair the diseased or damaged tissue responsible for your pain. At Integrated Spine And Pain Care, Dr. Sarij creates the PRP he uses for your injections from a sample of your blood.

When you have an injury, your body sends over platelets to initiate the repair process. Platelets are cells that contain not only components that stop bleeding, but also growth factors and specialized cells that repair and heal your damaged tissue.

Platelets are one of the many components that circulate in your blood. To make your PRP, Dr. Sarij spins your blood sample in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from other components in your blood (plasma, white blood cells, and red blood cells). He then combines the platelet-rich sample with your blood sample for your PRP injections.

When injected into your diseased or damaged tissue, the high concentration of healing properties accelerates the repair process to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and restore function. 

Am I a good candidate for PRP injections?

Dr. Sarij determines if you’re a candidate for PRP injections during a consultation. He offers PRP injections to treat acute and chronic soft-tissue pain conditions. Dr. Sarij may consider you a good candidate for PRP injections if you’re suffering from:

  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Torn rotator cuff
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Tendinitis
  • Chronic tendinosis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Ankle sprain
  • Chronic neck or back pain
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries
  • Chronic plantar fasciitis

Though PRP injections benefit many pain conditions, Dr. Sarij may recommend less invasive pain management treatments before suggesting PRP injections. 

What happens during PRP injections?

Dr. Sarij reviews the details of your PRP injection treatment plan during your consultation so you know what to expect. He first takes a sample of blood from your arm to create the PRP he needs for your injections.

Once prepared, he uses ultrasound-guided imagery to inject the PRP directly into your diseased or damaged tissue. To ease discomfort during your injections, Dr. Mikael Sarij may provide a local anesthetic before your PRP injection.

After your injection, Dr. Sarij monitors you in the recovery area for about 30 minutes and then sends you home. Depending on the site of your PRP injections, he may suggest activity modification, but most people resume their usual activities afterward.

You should see an improvement in your pain and function within 4-6 weeks. 

To learn more about PRP injections for your acute or chronic pain condition, contact Integrated Spine And Pain Care by phone or book an appointment online today.