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WTOP Features VSI’s Breakthrough In Platelet Rich Plasma

Authored by WTOP News. March 24, 2017

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that athletic injuries are no joke. Whether it’s a nagging discomfort or debilitating pain, learn more about the latest treatment to overcome that pain and get back in the game.

You may be thinking ‘I’ve tried every treatment option and home remedy…’, but before you consider surgery, check out Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). This therapy has gained popularity among professional athletes and weekend warriors looking to get back to an active lifestyle.

The science behind it is simple — to utilize your own tissues to naturally stimulate healing.


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) offers a long lasting solution for sports injuries by utilizing the body’s natural healing process. PRP is essentially a concentration of platelets that can be injected into damaged ligaments, tendons and joints to promote tissue repair and accelerate soft tissue healing.  Platelets are rich in growth and healing factors which means on average you can get back to a pain-free life in four to six weeks.

“Often times treatment options are ideal for relieving acute pain, but do not fix the underlying problem which is damaged tissue,” explains Dr. Niteesh Bharara, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist at Virginia Spine Institute. “PRP therapy creates, stimulates, and accelerates the body’s natural healing process to fix these damaged areas.”

Our nationally-recognized Spinal Specialists can determine whether or not Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the best treatment option for your condition.

Don’t delay! Click here to schedule or call us today at 703.596.3860.


Virginia Spine Institute’s reputation is unmatched as a world-renowned luxury destination in spinal healthcare, dedicated to providing an elevated level of concierge care for those suffering from neck and back conditions. For three decades, their proven methods have led them to dramatically improving the quality of life for over 100,000 patients, from 32 countries.


People seek care from Virginia Spine Institute because of their elite team of board-certified spine-specialized physicians offering unique approaches to safe and effective back and neck pain relief. As one of the few centers that begin treatment with non-surgical options before recommending surgery, 90% of their patients get better without spine surgery. Through a comprehensive model, Virginia Spine Institute is able to offer regenerative medicine, non-operative treatments, minimally-invasive spine surgery, and physical therapy through their team of spine specialists.


The team’s dedication to detail and patient success is a shining light in the field of spinal healthcare. As pioneers and leaders in this field, they have also accomplished many of the world’s firsts in spine surgery by using modern treatments and cutting-edge technology not offered anywhere else.

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Reviewed by: Imi Sarkozi.

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