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Prolotherapy and Platelet Rich Plasma

Chronic pain accounts for most missed work days.

From famous athletes like Alex Rodriguez to everyday individuals, Prolotherapy and PRP are providing healing while allowing patients to get back to everyday activities in a timely manner.

At the Doctors Clinic Regenerative Medicine Center, we have treated all different areas ranging from knees, back, shoulder, ankle and other joints for years. This technique allows the body to begin healing itself and yhus avoiding surgery. A number of recent studies have shown that surgery does not always work, and in some cases, the side effects and long periods of rehabilitation are worse than the presurgical pain.

With almost a 90% success rate, Prolotherapy uses the body's own immune system to offer relief. With PRP, a small amount of the patient's own blood is drawn and placed in a special kind of centrifuge that separates the platelet cells from the plasma. The platelet cells are loaded with over 30 different growth and healing factors.  These cells are then injected into the damaged areas to promote healing and growth of new ligaments and cartilage.

A studyin the New England Journal of Medicine found that one of the most common knee surgeries performed, Orthoscopic Knee Surgery, does not repair damage to the knee-cushioning cartilage any better than doing nothing. In fact, the Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA, Marc Darrow, says "...with PRP people walk out and go back to work. In time, we will not see these surgeries anymore."

Currently, we are still seeing too many of these surgeries done, but we are also starting to see more people opt for something safer, more effective, and cost-efficient, like Prolotherapy and PRP.

If you or a family member suffer from pain, why not get it checked out? The consultation is free and if the doctor doesn't think it can help you...he's completely honest about it. Give us a call at 806-355-8263 or go to the appointment section on our website to schedule your consult. Don't just put up with the pain or take pills to mask it. GET RELIEF, and get back to enjoying life!

For more information go to www.DoctorsClinicAmarillo.com/services/pain-management

Author
Gerald M. Parker, D.O. Gerald M. Parker, D.O. Dr. Parker has been practicing as a Doctor of Osteopathy for over 30 years in the Amarillo area. He specializes in treating allergies, atherosclerosis, hormones, pain, obesity, and strokes. Dr. Parker has had ample training in the field of stem cell therapy and completed module I and II workshops by the American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians. He is a member of various organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association, American Osteopathic College of Pain Management and Sclerotherapy, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, and American College of Regenerative Medicine. He's received recognition as a Physician of the Year by the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Physician’s Advisory Board and is on Marquis’ “Who’s Who in the World” and “Who’s Who in Medicine” list. Dr. Parker has shared his expertise on TV shows, such as “The Today Show,” and “That’s Incredible.”

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