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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Specialist

Innovative Pain Specialists -  - Pain Management Specialist

Innovative Pain Specialists

Pain Management Specialists & Spine Specialists located in Arlington Heights, IL & Libertyville, IL

If you struggle with injuries or ongoing pain and desire holistic treatments rather than invasive alternatives, turn to Innovative Pain Specialists in Arlington Heights and Libertyville, Illinois. Board-certified pain management specialists Paul Marsiglia, DO, Demetrios Louis, MD, and their exceptional team offer platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate natural healing and pain relief. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online today.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Q&A

What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Platelet-rich plasma is a substance derived from your blood. It’s rich in platelets that enhance your body’s ability to heal and diminish ongoing pain. PRP treatment involves taking a sample of your blood, isolating PRP from the remaining blood, and injecting PRP into targeted areas of your body.

What are the benefits of PRP injections?

The many benefits you can expect when choosing PRP at Innovative Pain Specialists include:

  • Faster healing
  • Less pain
  • Reduced need for surgery
  • No downtime
  • Highly effective results

PRP is an all-natural treatment that uses platelets from your own body to regenerate cells. By choosing PRP, you can reduce the need to take addictive pain medicine or undergo invasive procedures. 

Are PRP injections right for me?

Experts at Innovative Pain Specialists let you know if you’re a candidate for PRP after discussing your medical history and symptoms. They also check your vital signs, complete a physical exam, and may recommend blood tests, urine tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, or other imaging procedures to diagnose the source of your pain and develop an effective treatment plan. 

PRP may be a good option if you struggle with an injury, arthritis, other causes of joint damage, ongoing pain because of a disease, or post-surgery discomfort.

What happens during PRP treatment?

While you relax, your Innovative Pain Specialists provider draws a sample of blood from a vein in your arm. They spin it in a centrifuge to extract PRP from the rest of your blood and inject PRP into painful or injured areas of your body.

What should I expect after the procedure?

After PRP injections, there’s no downtime. You can resume a normal routine immediately but may notice some redness, tenderness, or swelling at the injection site. Your pain specialist often recommends a series of PRP treatments to achieve the best results possible. 


Your specialist might combine PRP with other pain-relieving solutions to give you the best outcome. Over time you can expect faster healing and less pain. 


To learn more about PRP and decide if it’s the right treatment for you, call the nearest Innovative Pain Specialists office or schedule an appointment online today.