Q: WHAT IS PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP) THERAPY?
A: Dr. Mefferd: Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that helps heal soft tissue injuries. A patient's blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge which separates the platelets from the red blood cells. These growth factor-containing platelets are then reinjected into damaged tissue to stimulate tissue generation and repair.
Q: WHAT CONDITIONS CAN THE THERAPY ACTUALLY TREAT?
A: Dr. Mefferd: Any soft tissue injury; chronic tendon pain and ligament damage.
Q: WHAT ARE THE EXPECTED RESULTS FROM THE THERAPY PROCESS?
A: Dr. Mefferd: The ultimate goal of PRP therapy is to minimize pain and optimize overall healing.
Q: CAN PRP THERAPY BE USED AN ALTERNATIVE FOR TENEX HEALTH TX?
A: Dr. Porter: Both procedures can be used for tendonitis, either alternatively or in conjunction. Your physician can help you determine which option may be best for you.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR PRACTICE'S PHILOSOPHY ON PAIN MANAGEMENT?
A: Dr. Porter: Our philosophy is aligned with our patients' philosophy. Patients want to get better in the safest and quickest way possible. We want to identify the source of their pain and the safest, most cost effective way to treat it.
Q: YOUR PRACTICE IS CELEBRATING YOUR 20TH ANNIVERSARY. WHAT EXACTLY SEPARATES YOUR PRACTICE FROM OTHER PAIN MANAGEMENT PRACTICES IN THE AREA?
A: Dr. Porter: Our patients tell us that our experience, professionalism and focus on service separate us from other practices.
The Physicians Spine and Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia
Since 1995, The Physicians Spine and Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia has provided innovative, effective and comprehensive treatment of pain with special emphasis on spinal pain and care of the injured worker.
They strive to improve their patients' quality of life and restore function to individuals suffering from acute and chronic pain conditions. They offer non-surgical treatment of spinal pain using the most advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to identify and eliminate or minimize pain at its source.
Their board-certified physicians work with patients to help them better understand their condition and the treatment options available to them. They are committed to excellence and compassion in caring for our patients, and they welcome the opportunity to serve you.
Sponsored by: The Physicians Spine and Rehabilitation Specialists of Georgia
5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite 100 | Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328
Phone: (404) 816-3000 | www.thephysicians.com