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PRP Treatment From a Patient’s Perspective

DR. ROBERT LUPO, D.C.

PRP Treatment From a  Patient’s PerspectiveStacy H. and her husband are renovating a home in their spare time. A few months ago, Stacy was helping the contractor lay grout for several hours and started to get severe pain in her right hand. Later she discovered that she had an unyielding case of trigger finger. Trigger finger is a simple name for a debilitating condition. It causes pain, stiffness, and a sensation of locking or catching when you bend and straighten your finger. It’s somewhat akin to having a constant charley-horse in your hand.

In Stacy’s case, this was affecting her livelihood, as she is an auditor and types documentations and reports all day long. Stacy told us, “I couldn’t bend my finger at all. It was constant, debilitating, excruciating pain. I couldn’t even open a water bottle.” After trying many failed at home remedies like ibuprofen, soaking and massaging the finger, she decided to see Dr. Lupo.

“My husband had horrible shoulder pain and arthritis a few years ago. He was icing and wrapping his shoulders nightly, and he suffered for years before he saw Dr. Lupo. Dr. Lupo suggested he try PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments. The PRP worked immediately. He hasn’t had a lick of pain for years. I thought, maybe this would work for my finger, so I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Lupo.

“I had a cyst develop on the trigger finger, which happened to be my middle finger and after the first PRP injection, the cyst went down significantly, and the majority of my pain and stiffness was gone. Then, after my second injection, my finger was almost completely normal. And now after my third and last injection, I’m back! I’m a huge proponent of PRP. I tell everyone to see Dr. Lupo!”

When we spoke to Stacy, she was at the house being renovated, laying sod. That in itself speaks volumes about the success of her PRP treatment. She is also able to work normally again as an auditor and is grateful to have full use of her hand.

Platelet Rich Plasma & Stem Cells Explained
PRP is taken from your own blood. A small sample is collected and spun down leaving the Platelet rich plasma, which is your own natural healing and rebuilder cells. The blood plasma and platelets are aspirated from the collection (which results in an injectable that is 10x the normal strength of platelets), and then injected into the injured joint or damaged soft tissue region. Over the past several years, PRP therapy has become a recommended treatment option, due to the results seen in elite athletes who have used the treatment for the past 20 years and it is a natural and proven effective treatment used on various orthopedic, neurologic, aesthetic and dental conditions.

Because our bodies naturally produce these cells, this treatment is not perceived as a foreign body to our systems, and in the case of injured degenerative joints it is quickly becoming the accepted method of treatment to induce healing. Our joints are constantly under wear and tear, which causes inflammation, damage and progressive injury to occur. Our own platelets and stem cells assist in the normal healing process. Stem cells and PRP can regenerate tissue, create new growth, and signal repair to the damaged area.

Stem cells, are different than PRP in that they are specialized cells collected from our fat reserves and bone marrow. These cells can differentiate into several different types of tissues that have the need of repair. When our stem cells are not enough or limited (usually due to aging, illness, or severe injuries), stem cells from other sources can be used. These include amniotic or placenta derived cells, which can be used in the injured area to increase healing just as, or in some case more effectively than your own stem cells.

As you have learned here, there are all different types of stem cells, but most outside stem cells are taken from the placental membrane tissues. The stem cells are collected and frozen for future use providing the most effective way to use the cells this matrix is full of nutrients, minerals, amino acids, and proteins and have the ability to reproduce and regenerate new cells throughout the body. Totipotent stem cells are one of the most powerful stem cells available because they have the potential to develop into any cell found in the human body.

A multipotent tissue matrix can be used to treat and replenish areas of the entire body from head to toe. Stem cells can work wonders in the area of repairing and regenerating tissue. Totipotent cells and allograft tissue are derived, certified and tested from a human which like a blood donation is entirely acceptable to the human body. These cells are non-hormonal and have no side effects, and they are highly accepted as natural cells to the body. No embryonic tissues or no tissue from aborted fetuses are ever used. The amniotic tissue is obtained through special recovery techniques during a planned Caesarian section of full-term deliveries from a healthy woman.

Area and Conditions Effectively Treated with PRP
Platelet Rich Plasma can treat and heal numerous disorders. Some of those include arthritic or damaged joints, ligaments and tendon injuries, chronic and acute bursitis, tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis to name a few. For extensive degeneration or damage, adding stem cells into the PRP treatment plan have proven even more effective in many cases.

In addition to these conditions, a lesser known PRP therapy has helped countless men with erectile dysfunction. It’s known as the P-shot (Priapus Shot). The P-Shot is spun down blood of platelet-rich plasma that is taken from the patient and injected back into specific points in their bodies. The P-Shot can help rejuvenate nerve sensitivity, add volume back to the penis and aid in the erection response. Again, it is 100% natural, so the body accepts it 100% of the time with no adverse reactions. Stem cells can also be used in a P-shot program and can serve as an internal repair system, which can further heal more damaged tissue.

The P-Shot also helps men with Peyronie’s disease by stimulating circulation, repair mechanisms and softening the scar tissue associated with the disorder. The P-shot along with Gainswave can dissolve the scar in Peyronie’s permanently. No longer do men have to rely on the tiny blue pill that causes so many adverse side effects. Now, there is a safe, natural alternative to help so many men with ED and Peyronie’s disease.

If you’ve tried standard medical treatments, like corticosteroid injections, pain relievers, physical therapy, surgery for joint injuries, and you found it unsatisfactory or substandard in treating your condition, it’s time you found out more about PRP and stem cell therapies.

Dr. Lupo’s Practice—An Integrated Approach
At Physical Medicine Center, Inc. you can expect a welcoming, friendly environment with a staff that genuinely cares about your progress. Their goal is your improved quality of life—that’s why their comprehensive treatment plans are designed to help you reach your goals. If pain is holding you back, call today to learn more about their natural, non-surgical, non-drug options for pain relief.

If you want drug-free alternative options for your health needs, look no further than the Physical Medicine Center in north Tampa. The Physical Medicine Center treats both male and female patients who desire alternative therapies to get to the root cause of their conditions. Call them today at 813-607-5095 to schedule your appointment.

Physical Medicine Center, Inc.
14522 University Point Place
North Tampa, Florida 33613
813-978-0020
www.mybackinplace.com

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