Platelet-rich Plasma Injection Therapy is growing in popularity as an effective treatment for various types of injuries, including ailments of the back and spine. Accordingly, a growing number of medical facilities are offering PRP therapy as an option. That said, this therapy is a precise procedure requiring training and skill, so if you’re looking for an Atlanta PRP specialist, it’s important to do some research and choose wisely. Here are some tips to help you narrow the search.
Ask around for recommendations
Do you have any friends, family members or co-workers who have gone to an Atlanta PRP specialist? If so, what was their experience? Was the treatment effective? The best form of advertising is still word-of-mouth, so find out who comes recommended. If you don’t know anyone who has undergone PRP therapy, look up some local facilities and check patient reviews, if there are any.
Look for a diversity of options
A good medical treatment facility will incorporate PRP therapy as part of a wider array of treatment options—not jump on the “PRP bandwagon” simply because it’s currently popular as a treatment. PRP therapy isn’t a magic cure-all, and not everyone is a good candidate for it. A facility that offers PRP exclusively is more likely to convince you to try it even though it might not be right for you. It’s more important that you choose a qualified physician who can evaluate your back or spine condition and offer PRP therapy only if he/she considers it to be a viable option.
Ask about experience and training
PRP therapy should only be administered by a surgeon who has undergone extensive training. Before agreeing to the treatment, ask how long the doctor has been performing this procedure and what the success rates are. Ask if the doctor has used this therapy for people with your specific condition.
Ask the doctor to explain the procedure
Another way to vet a physician offering PRP therapy is simply to ask him/her to explain the procedure in detail. What happens during the procedure? What can you expect in the days following? How many sessions should it take to see results? The more the doctor can educate you on the ins and outs of this therapy, the more confidence you’ll have that the doctor is truly knowledgeable and skilled.
Polaris Spine and Neurosurgery Center is pleased to offer PRP therapy as only one of a variety of proven treatments for ailments and injuries of the back and spine. If you’re looking for a qualified Atlanta PRP specialist, we’d love to talk to you. To learn more, call us today at 404-256-2633.