Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Age-related bone loss can weaken the spine, and cause you to lose height in your vertebral bodies. A compression fracture can be caused by age-related bone weakness. A vertebral compression fracture can occur when you cough, fall, or lift heavy objects. The injured area is tender and often painful, making it hard to walk. A compression fracture is usually a result of osteoporosis, so treatment is aimed at preventing further fractures and improving bone mass.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of a patient’s own blood. It is concentrated in the blood plasma, which contains more red and white blood cells than the platelets. In PRP therapy, PRP injections are used to treat musculoskeletal injuries and problems. Blood is drawn from the patient, it is spun in a centrifuge to separate the red and white cells from the plasma. The PRP molecules then can be injected into or near an injured or problematic joint to help heal the area


Within three weeks post-treatment, you should be able to feel a notable decrease in pain. Pain intensity will become less each day, and you will notice gradual improvement. Less pain means improved functionality, recovery, distance walked and decreased tiredness. The painful condition(s) for which you were treated should begin to feel better within two to three weeks, with full recovery beginning at about three weeks and continuing for several months. You will notice gradual improvement starting 2-6 weeks after PRP therapy.

What is Platelet Rich Plasma?