PRP injections are becoming more and more widespread as a method for reducing pain and recovering from injuries. Many patients who are curious about PRP injections want to know if they are good candidates for the procedure. In this article, we are going to talk about what makes a good candidate for PRP injections.

PRP Therapy 101

First, let’s offer a brief refresher on what PRP therapy is and what it treats. PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. PRP injections are a regenerative medicine treatment method that helps naturally stimulate regrowth and regeneration of damaged tissue. How exactly does it work? First, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient. That blood is put through a centrifuge that works to separate out the platelet-rich plasma. That PRP solution is then injected back into the patient near the affected area. This blood plasma (rich in platelets) goes to work immediately repairing degenerated tissue.

What Makes a Good PRP Therapy Candidate?

PRP injections can be an effective treatment option for a wide range of patients. Unlike surgery – which can be quite dangerous for patients of a certain age or with certain conditions – PRP injections are non-invasive. In particular, you may be a good PRP candidate if you have experienced any of the following conditions or injuries:

  • MCL, ACL, or Meniscus Tears
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries

If you are curious about PRP therapy injections, ask your physician if you are a good candidate. You can also reach out directly to a PRP injection doctor for evaluation and treatment.

Minnesota PRP Injection Doctor

At Advanced Spine & Pain Clinics of Minnesota, our board-certified pain management physicians have been treating patients in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area for decades. We are well versed in the most innovative treatment options available, including PRP injections and other stem cell treatments. Whether you’ve sustained an injury, or you’re dealing with a degenerative condition, PRP therapy can help reduce your pain and rejuvenate your body. Reach out to our Minnesota PRP doctors today and set up your appointment at our Edina or Minneapolis pain clinics.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

The health and safety of our patients and our staff at Stem Cell Centers of MN are very important to us. What you need to know.

Stem Cell Centers of MN will remain open and will be offering appointments to our patients. We want to let you know that we are in constant contact with the Minnesota Department of Health, we are staying up-to-date with the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

If you have an upcoming appointment and you are experiencing upper respiratory symptoms, flu-like symptoms travelled internationally within the last two weeks or if you’ve been in contact with those confirmed with the coronavirus, please call the office and reschedule your appointments for a later date. This will help us protect patients and staff that do not experience any symptoms

For your safety, the safety of other patients and the safety of our staff, please limit the number of visitors you bring to the clinic. You will be allowed to bring one support person. We do not recommend bringing children to your appointment. Patients coming into the clinic for an appointment will have their temperature taken before entering our office and a few screening questions will be asked by our medical staff.

We do offer virtual visits. This service will allow us to connect, screen and if appropriate treat you from the comfort of your home.

How it works:

  • Call our office at (612) 987-0775 and speak to staff about scheduling time between 9 am and 4 pm for a virtual visit.
  • The staff member will then email you a link to the doxy.me website, where you can access the “Virtual Exam Room” via your computer tablet or smartphone.
  • This is a covered service with most insurance companies including Medicare, however, if it is not covered by your plan, then there will be an additional fee.
  • At the scheduled time, you and your provider will access the virtual exam room and conduct your visit.

For information on prevention, symptoms and what to do if you’re feeling sick, please call the Minnesota Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 651-201-3920.

Please refer to these links from the CDC for recommendations regarding travel and general guidance at home, school, and the workplace.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-and-home-guidance.pdf
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html

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Sincerely,
Stem Cell Centers of MN

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