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American Back Institute

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114 Hamric Dr East Suite 5
Oxford, AL 36203
Phone: 256-237-9423
Fax: 256-237-6007

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Tuesday9am6pm
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Thursday9am6pm
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Advantages of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

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Platelet-rich plasma is autologous, meaning it comes from the patient’s body, so it is natural and the injections carry few risks.There are several reasons why osteoarthritis patients might consider platelet-rich plasma injections:

  • Other treatments for mild to moderate osteoarthritis can be unreliable or vary from person to person, and some have side effects or drawbacks:
    • Physical therapy and/or weight loss can often improve but not always eliminate symptoms.
    • Cortisone injections are proven to reduce osteoarthritis pain, but repeated injections can weaken ligaments and tendons over time, and may have a detrimental effect on healthy cartilage.
    • Anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as aspirin and ibuprofen can reduce pain, but long-term use can aggravate stomach problems, blood pressure and heart problems.
    • Minor surgeries to treat osteoarthritis, such as arthroscopic debridement, have mixed results, and may be no better than placebo.
    • Joint replacement surgeries are major surgeries that require long-term rehabilitation, and should be reserved for more debilitating cases of arthritis
      • Knee Surgery for Arthritis - but at what cost?
  • While more data are needed, research so far seems to be promising.
  • Call 256-237-9423

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American Back Institute
114 Hamric Dr East Suite 5
Oxford, AL 36203
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Monday9am6pm
Tuesday9am6pm
Wednesday9am6pm
Thursday9am6pm
Friday9am6pm
Saturday8am12pm
SundayEmergencyOnly
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