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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

FDA-Approved Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections in Mechanicsburg, PA to Revitalize and Restore Your Well-Being

What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
therapy is an emerging therapeutic procedure in medicine and rehabilitation for the treatment of both acute and chronic soft tissue injuries. It involves collecting blood from the patient’s arm, separating the platelets via centrifuge and injecting it back into the patient’s injured tissue area to augment the body’s natural healing response.

Emerging cellular therapies that utilize platelet-rich plasma (PRP) have the potential to play a primary role in regenerative medicine treatment. There is a global unmet need for tissue repair strategies to treat musculoskeletal (MSK), osteoarthritis (OA), and patients with chronic complex wounds. PRP is a non-surgical therapy that is based on the fact that platelet growth factors (PGFs) enhances the three phases of wound healing and repair cascade (inflammation, proliferation, remodeling).

Get the Best Results
We have found that doing multiple injections over the course of four to eight weeks yields the best results. A series of three injections will result in the best outcome.

Member
Single PRP/Ozone Injection – $800.00
Package of 3 – $2,300

Non-Member
Single PRP/Ozone Injection – $900.00
Package of 3 – $2,500

90 minute integrative medicine consultation for $600.00. Pre-screening required.*

*If you select an exclusive package, $300 of the consult fee will be applied toward your service treatment.

Contraindications to PRP Include: Bleeding/clotting disorders, blood-Borne diseases, thrombocytopenia/ platelet count below 50,000, use of anti-coagulants and recent use of corticosteroids (within prior last four weeks).

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What is PRP Treatment Used For?

PRP is a Non-surgical Modality that May Prevent the Need for Surgery

PRP injections are used for a range of conditions,* from musculoskeletal pain and injuries such as torn rotator cuff, knee osteoarthritis, meniscus tears, osteoarthritis as well as knee, shoulder and hip degeneration.

Tendon, Ligament, Muscle and Joint Injuries
PRP injections
may be able to treat a range of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions. For example, chronic tendon injuries such as soft tissue old joints including wrist-hand, ankle-foot, shoulder and hips, so adding PRP shots to a treatment regimen can help to stimulate the healing process, decrease pain and enable a return to activities sooner.

Post-surgical Healing
Clinicians first used PRP to accelerate healing after jaw or plastic surgeries. Now, post-surgical PRP injections have expanded to help heal muscles, tendons and ligaments, as procedures on these tissues have notoriously long recovery times.

Osteoarthritis
Early studies indicate that PRP injections may help treat osteoarthritis pain and stiffness by modulating the joint environment and reducing inflammation, but research is growing.

 

What Are PRP Growth Factors?

There are some special growth factors found in platelets (PRP growth factors) that are beneficial for regeneration of tissue, particularly skin. There are about 30 known growth factors in platelets, but the main four that we take advantage of are:

What You Need to Know

Key Points to Remember

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) comes from a patient’s own blood.
  • PRP is a concentrated source of growth factors and cellular signaling factors that play a significant role in the biology of healing.
  • Multiple science studies show that PRP treatment may improve healing in many tissues.
  • Clinical studies in humans show the effectiveness of PRP treatment.
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines should be stopped before and after PRP treatment is given.
  • PRP treatment can help support wound healing in trauma and joint injury.
  • The results of PRP treatment are most noticeable after several weeks for joint injections. Patients may require additional injections at the direction of their doctor.
  • Because PRP uses your own tissue and blood, there is a greater safety margin compared to other regenerative techniques.
  • The full benefits of PRP can take up to four weeks.  Our physician will work with you directly on a specified treatment schedule to attain the best outcome possible.

The Burick Center Difference

Experience matters. Dr. Siciliano has been performing PRP injections since 2017 with world-class technology and boosts an 85 percent efficiency success rate. This unique regenerative technique is used in conjunction with Prolozone and Ozone therapies to get an enhanced effect through synergistic modalities.

According to pubmed.gov, patients receiving ozone treatment are less likely to experience post-injection pain and are more likely to recover faster when compared to patients receiving PRP treatment alone proving that the synergy between modalities is undoubtedly a differentiator!

Potential Side Effects

Inflammatory response to procedure will vary from person-to-person.  Avoid non-steroid anti-inflammatory medications to include aspirin and all anti-inflammatory supplements.  Acetaminophen is ok for pain. Some post-injection pain is natural and necessary for the successful outcome of the procedure.

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Tracy joined the Burick Center for Health & Wellness in June of 2016 to help patients by managing various aspects of the office. Tracy brings more than three decades of medical office experience as the former office manager of a multi-specialty group and also works on a part-time basis as a Patient Service Rep at a local urgent care center.

Tracy’s favorite part of working in a medical practice is the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life by helping them navigate through the maze of health care. She loves being part of the dynamic team at the Burick Center.

Tracy likes to spend time with her family. She has two sons, Mason, who is living and working in Philadelphia as a Sr. Analyst for a marketing firm, and Spencer, who works at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

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Burick Center Staff MemberRena Geesaman

Patient Coordinator

Rena Geesaman is a Registered Medical Assistant who enjoys providing attentive and caring client service. She is very happy to be part of the Burick Center team where patient care is our number one focus.

Her goal is to do everything within her power to ensure every interaction leaves you feeling well cared for and perhaps even delighted.

Rena volunteers by serving as board treasurer for Carlisle Christian Academy. She also helps facilitate a program at River of God Church for single, pregnant girls which provides practical, emotional and spiritual support.

Outside of the office Rena enjoys hiking, traveling, tending to her flower beds, hosting meals on their back deck, enjoying time with dear friends, loving on her little dogs, and best of all spending time with family. Being fairly new grandparents, she and her husband Don are always happy to share pictures of their little grandson, Lucas. Feel free to ask! She considers herself amazingly blessed!

Burick Center Staff MemberDr. Peter Lu

Acupuncturist

Dr. Peter Lu trained and worked in New York City for 15 years and recently moved to central PA. He studied pre-med at Brooklyn College and attended medical school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. Thereafter he worked in the inner city hospitals of New York City, and lastly had the honor of caring for people with his sister in Stamford, Connecticut.

Dr. Lu greatly appreciates open lines of communication as it pertains to questions you may have about your ailment and how acupuncture could help in the healing process. His intention to address your needs to the best of his ability.

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Lee has had the sincere pleasure of working in the Greater Harrisburg area for over 20 years. She relocated to Harrisburg in 1990 after completing her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Pre-Med at Cornell University. Lee received her first Master’s Degree from Shippensburg University. Her second Master’s Degree, as well as Doctorate, were both from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She uses a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to guide her work with clients across the lifespan. She strongly believes research has shown that changing your thoughts does change your life. Her primary focus with clients is to reduce symptoms by assisting clients to achieve skills they can utilize in their professional, academic, and personal lives.

Burick Center Staff MemberHeather Motter

LMT, Massage Therapist and Back Desk Coordinator

Heather Motter joined the Burick Center team in 2018. A graduate of YTI Career Institute, Heather prides herself on using her highly developed skills to maintain the balance between mind and body. As a licensed massage therapist, she specializes in Medical Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Oncology Massage.

Heather has a vast amount of experience working with a variety of patients. From a simple relaxation massage to a patient dealing with chronic pain, Heather is able to facilitate treatments uniquely designed for each patient’s individual needs.

Heather insists that massage is not just a relaxation luxury. Instead, her philosophy is that massage helps lead to a healthier, happier lifestyle. She encourages everyone to take the time to meet with her to develop a care plan to enhance their overall wellness.

Heather is a resident of Carlisle, where she resides with her fiancé, two sons, and four dogs. When she’s not at work, she can be found outside working on her back yard oasis, or volunteering at Speranza Animal Rescue.

Burick Center Staff MemberFelicia Miller

Nutritionist

Felicia Miller is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist who provides nutritional counseling and education to patients of the Burick Center for Health & Wellness.

She takes the science of nutrition with her extensive knowledge of food and coaching skills to create an easy-to-follow actionable plan for her clients to follow.

Recognizing that there are multiple components to creating a successful wellness plan, she looks at the whole person – their concerns, lifestyle, personality, family, and career. Listening to her patients allows for Felicia to find the root cause of their issue and not simply the symptoms.

“Being healthy goes beyond diet, food is just one of the pillars of a happy, healthy person.” Felicia goes beyond the traditional diet education- she coaches and supports her patients as they learn how to make changes in their day-to-day life.

“I’m passionate about whole foods and healthy living I strive to inspire you to make positive food and lifestyle changes – at any age.”

Burick Center Staff MemberAshley Weibley

Registered Nurse

Ashley is a nurse at Burick Center for Health & Wellness. Her nursing philosophy is one of holistic care. She is a patient advocate committed to clear communication, education and applying critical thinking and decision-making skills to help patients achieve better outcomes. She enjoys providing the highest quality nursing care in a respectful, healing environment. She has a personal commitment to life-long learning through formal education and hands-on experience. She appreciates that compassion along with innovative care is what the Burick Center for Health & Wellness is all about.

Ashley has an Associate’s Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College and a Bachelors Degree from Penn State University.

She is married and has twin boys, She enjoys spending time with her friends, family and pets. She has owned and shown Quarter Horses all of her life and continues to compete in her spare time.