PRP Specialist

Modern Pain & Spine

Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Albuquerque, NM

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a popular treatment that benefits many conditions, including injuries. Serving those living in and around Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, Athanasios Manole, MD, and the skilled providers at Modern Pain & Spine offer FDA-approved PRP procedures at their state-of-the-art facility to treat injured and damaged tissue. To schedule a consultation, call the office in Albuquerque, New Mexico, or book an appointment online today.

PRP Q & A

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a form of regenerative medicine that uses your body’s healing properties to speed up the recovery process. 

Your body is resilient and able to heal itself most of the time, but sometimes you need a little extra help. PRP is made from a sample of your blood and contains a higher concentration of platelets, which contain growth factors and specialized proteins that heal damaged tissue.

For PRP therapy, your Modern Pain & Spine provider injects the blood with highly-concentrated platelets directly into your damaged tissue to activate and accelerate healing. 

Am I a candidate for PRP injections?

Modern Pain & Spine specializes in preventive and regenerative medicine and uses PRP to treat many acute and chronic injuries and pain conditions. The specialists believe patients of any age or stage of life benefit from PRP injections. 

Modern Pain & Spine may consider you a candidate for PRP if you have:

  • A sports injury
  • Knee pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • A degenerative condition such as degenerative disc disease
  • Back or neck pain
  • Chronic patellar tendinopathy
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Modern Pain & Spine may also suggest PRP therapy for patients undergoing surgical repair of a soft tissue injury, such as repairing an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. 

What happens during PRP therapy?

PRP therapy at Modern Pain & Spine is simple. The specialists perform FDA-approved PRP procedures and process your blood at their state-of-the-art on-site lab.

First, your provider draws a sample of blood from your arm and sends it to the lab for processing. The lab places your blood in a centrifuge that separates the platelets from the other components in your blood, making it easy for your doctor to extract the platelets and prepare your PRP.

Your provider then carefully injects the PRP into the area of your body that needs it. To ensure the accuracy of your injection, they use a precision needle and ultrasound-guided imaging during your PRP procedure. 

PRP procedures at Modern Pain & Spine take an hour or less.

What can I expect after PRP therapy?

Most patients resume their usual activities the day after their PRP therapy at Modern Pain & Spine, if not sooner. You may experience some pain and swelling at the site of your injection, but these side effects usually disappear within 3-5 days. 

Modern Pain & Spine may recommend more than one PRP session to optimize tissue healing. 

To schedule your PRP consultation at Modern Pain & Spine, call the office or book online today.