We all experience different levels of pain and injury throughout our lifetimes, regardless of our age. Fortunately, our injuries heal relatively quickly when we are young. The ability we have as a child to "bounce back" after an injury is due to our body's innate ability to heal itself through cellular regeneration.
Unfortunately, as our bodies age, so do our cells, making it harder for them to regenerate and restore as quickly as they once had. Platelet-Rich Plasma (or PRP) is a treatment that stimulates and boosts the body's ability to repair damaged and degraded tissues.
What is PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy? PRP treatments are natural and non-invasive. The process is relatively simple. A small blood sample is drawn at the time of your appointment.
This blood sample is then spun through a centrifuge, separating the plasma from the red blood cells. Once the plasma is separated, it is drawn into a syringe and used to inject the injured area.
We all have platelets within our blood. These platelets are our body's front line of defense when an injury or disease occurs. PRP therapy uses injections to supply injured areas with platelets so that recovery can start to begin.Many conditions have been shown to have successful results through PRP such as :
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder and elbow pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tennis elbow
- Damaged or degraded cartilage
- Bulging discs, disc problems
- Joint pain
- Torn ligaments
- Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
- Bone issues
- And many more
Many patients who deal with chronic or long-term pain have accepted the fact that surgery may be inevitable or that pain is the new normal in their lives. With PRP, this is not the case. PRP treatments can be quite effective in relieving pain and healing tissue damage.
Whether you have sustained an injury from sports-related activities or have age-related degeneration, if you have been searching for an alternative solution for relieving your pain, PRP treatments may be right for you. Contact our office today to set up your free consultation. We want to get you back to living the lifestyle you once knew.