Queen Creek, AZ, June 11, 2015 – The Regional Pain Institute, a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary interventional pain management practice delivering a full array of the most innovative treatments and procedures to manage pain and debilitating conditions in its Arizona locations in Queen Creek and Scottsdale, is now providing cutting-edge stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections to patients.

Stem cell therapy involves harvesting a patient’s own cells and then injecting them directly into the area in need of treatment. These cells assist in the healing of damaged tissue, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and bone. Their use helps decrease downtime and avoids the painful rehabilitation periods associated with many surgeries. Many famous athletes, including Peyton Manning and Kobe Bryant, have reportedly received stem cell injections.

PRP injections involve the use of a patient’s own platelets, which contain numerous proteins that are important in the healing of injuries. PRP injections involve separating platelets from other blood cells and then increasing platelet concentration during a process called centrifugation. The increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood and injected into the area in need of treatment to stimulate healing of bone, soft tissues, tendons and inflammation. Athletes including Manning, Bryant, Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal reportedly received PRP injections.

Both stem cell and PRP injections can be used to help treat and relieve pain in the back, neck, shoulder, hip, spine and many more areas of the body.

“We are pleased to now offer these highly effective treatments to our patients,” says Dr. Kevin Henry, founder of The Regional Pain Institute and a leading pain management specialist. “The use of stem cell and PRP injections helps reduce and eliminate pain, as many of our patients can attest. In addition, they often serve as a viable alternative to surgery, which we believe should only be considered and pursued when absolutely necessary. We welcome anyone interested in learning more about how stem cell and PRP treatments may be able to help treat their pain and improve their quality of life to contact The Regional Pain Institute today.”

To contact The Regional Pain Institute and make an appointment, call (480) 636-1225 or visit www.regionalpain.com.

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