Navigation Links
"Blood Therapy" Has Patients Flocking to Washington DC's Pioneering Pain Doctor
Date:6/11/2013

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a little-known treatment discovered by the athletic elite in 2009. A radical treatment for sports related and other chronic injuries, it uses a patient's own blood to aid in the healing of itself. With growing buzz created by former "blood therapy" recipients; pro golfer, Tiger Woods and NBA star, Kobe Bryant, PRP is fast becoming the exciting alternative to surgery that more pain patients are looking for. A handful of doctors in the United States and only a few in the Washington Metropolitan area have extensive experience in this revolutionary procedure, that's why Pain Management Specialist G. Hudson Drakes of Metro Spine is in such high demand. "If more people knew that they could get relief from chronic pain without painful surgery and without drugs using their body's own healing mechanisms, they wouldn't hesitate," says Drakes, "it's a non-invasive alternative worth exploring."

What is PRP?
PRP is when a small amount of blood is taken from the patient's arm and placed in a special centrifuge. The centrifuge spins and separates platelets from the rest of the blood components. The process of preparing the Platelet-Rich Plasma takes less than 15 minutes and increases the concentration of platelets and growth factors up to 600%. Using your own blood, specially prepared platelets are taken and re-injected into the affected area using image-guided fluoroscopy ultrasound imaging. These platelets release special growth factors that lead to tissue healing. By using the concentrated platelets, growth factors increase up to eight times which promotes temporary relief, stops inflammation, and heals the area over a period of time. PRP has been proven to benefit patients with arthritis, degenerative joint disease, golfer & tennis elbo w, hip pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, sports injuries, tendonitis, and more.

Dr. Drakes, a board-certified specialist in physical medicine & rehabilitation, is a Diplomate of The American Board of Pain Medicine, and an academic professor and lecturer. Dr. Drakes founded Metro Spine Pain Centers in 1993 to make a difference in the lives of people who have chronic pain conditions. He leads a team of top professionals whose advanced care and innovative approach has brought relief to thousands of people.

CONTACT:
Sonya A. Lowery
sonyal@metrospinemd.com
202.375.9209


'/>"/>
SOURCE Metro Spine
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Study Showed Patients Treated With The miraDry© System Experienced 82 Percent Sweat Reduction On Average
2. Argos Therapeutics Secures $25 million Series D Financing to Commence Phase 3 ADAPT Study in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma (mRCC) in Mid-2012
3. Phreesia identifies over 26% of patients who require additional autism evaluation
4. Onyx Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Advisory Committee to Review Carfilzomib for the Treatment of Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Multiple Myeloma
5. New post-hoc analyses examined Neupro® effects on pain, depressed mood, apathy and fatigue in patients with Parkinsons disease
6. Patient Advocate Foundation Announces New Co-Pay Relief (CPR) Offerings for Patients Facing Health Issues Due to Electrolyte Imbalance
7. Retrospective Study Suggests that Stereotactic Ablative Radiotherapy (SABR) Can be a Viable Option for Treating Early-Stage Lung Cancer in Operable as well as Inoperable Patients; Phase III Randomized Trial Now Under Way
8. Endocrinology Market to 2018 - Advanced Injection Devices for Growth Hormone and Somatostatin will Improve Ease of Use for Patients
9. Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Launch of GLORIA™-AF Registry in Newly-Diagnosed Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation
10. Study Results Demonstrate Analytical Treatment Interruption to Assess Antiviral Activity of Argoss Arcelis™ Personalized Immunotherapy for Treatment of HIV Patients, AGS-004, Is Acceptable Strategy for At Least 16 Weeks
11. CSL Behring Initiates Study of Subcutaneous Administration of C1-esterase Inhibitor in Patients with Hereditary Angioedema
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... -- Cirujanos holandeses han puesto en marcha ... a compartir sus mejores prácticas por el mundo y ... de Europa, África, Asia y ... que combina la transmisión en vivo con mensajería instantánea ... Educación   "Imagine un médico de Medicines sans ...
(Date:5/24/2016)...   , Study met both ... in , Excellent plus Good ... of the ascending colon   ,      ... announced new positive data from the phase III MORA study for ... litre PEG with ascorbate. The study met both primary endpoints showing ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ARANZ Medical  Ltd a specialist ... has been named the Coretex Hi-Tech Emerging Company of the ... Dr Bruce Davey , CEO of ARANZ Medical says, ... good to be recognised for the work we are doing ... in 35 countries around the world from Sub-Saharan Africa through ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/26/2016)... AZ (PRWEB) , ... May ... ... Actûrus , is happy to announce the launch of its brand ... the funnel model to reflect the dynamic landscape of modern consumer decision-making. ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... Development Team ... Plugin for FCPX. , "This new layered style transition tool will keep a ... Austion - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , TranSweep is an all new ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... In Madeira Beach Florida, a small town with 4,300 residents ... an organization, Madeira Beach United, to oppose two development projects undertaken by their city ... a high rise urban environment. , According to the Tampa Bay Times ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Portland, OR (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... social customs. In an industry filled with chemical-laden beauty products, one company is going ... importantly, good for you: Mad Hippie. The rising star in the green space is ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Women’s athletic apparel company GRACEDBYGRIT ... pop-up shop for three consecutive weekends. The pop-up shop is a great way ... a community full of women who appreciate the most premium goods and vibrant ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):