Platelet rich plasma therapy is not only used for tissue damage and degeneration, it is quite often an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, ligaments sprains, torn muscles and other common tendon injuries such as tennis elbow, Achilles tendonitis or golfer's elbow. PRP is offered as a natural treatment option for those trying to avoid medications and surgery for pain relief.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is just one of the many regenerative medicine treatments offered by our doctors. While our bodies have an incredible ability to heal, repair, and recover from injury when we’re young, sometimes we need help in the process. That’s where platelet rich plasma or PRP injections may be used as a viable treatment option. PRP uses your body’s own natural healing elements found in the platelets of your blood, we can help accelerate the healing process.
If you are suffering from an injury that involves acute or chronic tissue damage such as tendonitis, call our offices today and find out if PRP treatments are right for you.
Your body already possesses platelets that you need for healing tissue damage PRP injections can assist with what the body is struggling to do on its own with a relatively uncomplicated procedure. Our doctor simply acquires those platelets by drawing a small amount of your blood and then spinning it in a centrifuge.
This procedure forces the platelets to separate themselves from other elements of the blood. It creates a high concentration of the platelets which are then used for the PRP injections. Once the platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections are created, our doctor can inject the affected area directly. These injections can be given up to 3 times within a year, depending on the severity of the injury.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
With PRP therapy, the results may vary based on the injury and how your body specifically responds to the treatments. Because PRP drastically reduces the inflammation to the injured area, most patients find that they experience relief from pain rather quickly.
PRP treatment is a, non-surgical procedure performed by our doctors in the exam room, takes approximately 1 hr. and offers faster results when you are looking for relief from pain or injury. Most commonly, PRP treatment has been found to be effective for chronic tendon injuries such as “jumper's knee”, joint and tissue injuries and arthritis. PRP has been used effectively to treat sports injuries, degenerative arthritis of the spine, knee, shoulder, hips as well as hands and feet.
Platelet rich plasma therapy and treatment is just one of the many regenerative medicine options we offer at St. Petersburg Chiropractic Injury and Rehab. Call us today to schedule your initial visit with our team and let us help you in determine the best treatment option for you.