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How does PRP Therapy work?

The procedure of platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP) is fairly simple. PRP is collected by first drawing a patient’s blood. That blood is spun down to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. The platelet-rich layer of that plasma is then extracted, concentrated, and re-injected into the patient’s damaged tissue. The influx of that platelet-rich plasma then triggers a natural healing response by the body. The platelets, when activated, release adhesive glycoproteins and other various growth factors, which enhance healing on a cellular level.

Am I a good candidate for PRP therapy?s

Am I a good candidate for PRP therapy?

PRP therapy is a breakthrough treatment that has helped a number of people stay active and achieve profound relief from osteoarthritis, tendon injuries, chronic pain, acute athletic injuries and a number of other conditions.

How it can PRP help you?

How it can PRP help you?

Research studies and clinical practice have shown PRP therapy to be effective at relieving pain. Both ultrasound and MRI images have shown definitive tissue repair after PRP therapy, confirming the healing process.

PRP Therapy is successfully used in orthopedics, sports medicine, wound healing, PRP therapy’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets. Treating sports injuries with PRP therapy is a popular and effective application of this procedure.  This treatment uniformly reduces recovery time from injury and overuse.

How PRP Treatment Works

PRP Therapy is successfully used in orthopedics, sports medicine, and wound healing. PRP therapy’s natural healing process intensifies the body’s efforts by delivering a higher concentration of platelets. Platelet Rich Plasma is prepared in our office in just a matter of minutes. We draw a small amount of venous blood. The sample is then processed with a medical device that has been approved by the FDA and then spun in a medical centrifuge.

Meet Your Doctors

reza ghorbani

Reza Ghorbani, MD, ABIPP, FIPP

Dr. Ghorbani graduated with honors from Tufts University and then attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed a Surgical Internship at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center and a residency in Anesthesiology at Harvard University’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He then completed a Fellowship in Pain Management, also at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Prior to his move to Washington, DC in 2007, Dr. Ghorbani was in private practice, providing pain management services in Boston for 10 years. He was affiliated with several prestigious teaching hospitals such as New England Baptist Hospital, known for its treatment there of professional athletic teams and US Olympic teams, and Faulkner Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate. In addition, Dr. Ghorbani was Director of the Interventional Pain Management Program at Boston University Medical Center where he was actively involved in training resident physicians and medical students.

Dr. Ghorbani has offices at several Washington, DC area locations. He is currently the Director of Pain Management Services at Dimensions Health Care System in Cheverly, Maryland. In his practice, Dr. Ghorbani employs cutting edge technology with minimally invasive therapies for the treatment of spine pain originating from the neck and back. For precise localization and added safety measures, there procedures are performed under X-Ray guidance. Patients also receive sedation, if necessary. Dr. Ghorbani also performs Epidural Steroid Injections, Selective Nerve Blocks, Radiofrequency Facet Denervations, Sacroilaic Blocks, Sympathetic Blocks, Discography, Spinal Cord Stimulator Implants and Percutaneous Disc Decompression for removal of Herniated Discs.

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David Reece, DO, FAAPM&R, FAANEM

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Reza Ghorbani talks Pain Management

Adimu Colon, from Radio One, interviews pain management specialist and author, Reza Ghorbani, MD, ABIPP, FIPP. Oct. 25, 2013

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