Dr. Richard Kang, in the following video, is an award winning New Jersey PRP doctor that specializes in nonsurgical alternatives for pain management. Specifically, Dr. Kang utilizes two forms of regenerative medicine: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bone Marrow Concentrate (BMC).
While there are a number of New Jersey PRP doctors, the team at Metropolitan Pain Consultants are one of the few to use PRP for injuries. Luckily, we have a number of offices throughout New Jersey: West Orange, Aberdeen, Clifton, and Lyndhurst.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
PRP is a type of regenerative medicine which has been gaining a lot of traction recently thanks to media platforms. Within the last three to five years, PRP has garnered a lot of positive press in the sports medicine world. However, the actual act has been around for decades.
It was initially researched in oral maxillofacial studies and showed enormous potential in mandible reconstruction. The regenerative properties associated with PRP sped up the healing process and promoted tissue regeneration.
Sports medicine, constantly looking for the next breakthrough, began using PRP to treat athletes like, Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry, Alex Rodriguez, and Brandon Roy. These athletes chose PRP because it is an alternative to season ending surgeries.
PRP is one of the few types of therapy that is non-destructive and can help your body accelerate the healing process. Bone Marrow Concentrate, a form of stem cell therapy, is another.
How is the Procedure Performed?
Regenerative medicine is extremely convenient and non-medically invasive.
Upon visiting one of our offices, a medical professional will draw blood. Afterwards, the specialist spins the blood through a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the rest of the blood.
Once the centrifuge process is complete, the doctor, with help from an ultrasound machine, injects the sample into the injured area.
Some patients opt to have multiple injections over the course of several months, but this is not always necessary. It depends on the patient and type of injury. Sometimes one injection is sufficient.
What Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Treat?
Sports related injuries are the most common conditions that Metropolitan Pain Consultants treat. We treat a number of injuries from the following sports:
- Golf Injuries
- Running Injuries
- Football Injuries
- Weightlifting Injuries
- Boxing Injuries
- Martial Arts Injuries
- Baseball Injuries
- Soccer Injuries
As you can tell, PRP can treat nearly every sports related injury. However, what makes PRP truly special is its ability to treat common lower back pain.
Will Platelet-Rich Plasma Help Me?
PRP treatments are safe and viable for anyone that does physical activities throughout the day. It is becoming so encompassing that individuals with sedentary careers seek PRP to help with back pain and arthritic pain.
In the Metropolitan Pain Consultant offices, we traditionally see high school, professional, weekend, and college level athletes in need of PRP.
From the weekend CrossFit athlete to the professional competitor, regardless of the sport, PRP is the solution they seek.
But you don’t have to be an athlete to reap the benefits of PRP injections. It also treats a number of chronic conditions associated with general wear and tear as well as age: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, most types of joint pain (hip, knee, shoulder), and other types of conditions.
New Jersey PRP Doctor:
We offer weekday and weekend appointments. A consultation and evaluation is required to make sure PRP can treat your injury. Please contact us at 201-729-0001.
Our staff at Metropolitan Pain Consultants looks forward to hearing from you and discussing regenerative medicine with you. Our conveniently located clinics can be found in West Orange, Aberdeen, Clifton, and Lyndhurst.