If you’re looking for alternatives to surgery and medications for a variety of conditions, look into platelet-rich plasma. It uses compounds in your own blood to jump-start your body’s healing abilities – an all-natural way to get your active life back. Your blood is made up of red and white blood cells and platelets, carried through your blood vessels in a medium of plasma. Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to all parts of your body. White blood cells help fight infection. Platelets are parts of cells that the body uses for wound repair. They are one of the first responders to injury.
This goes far beyond creating scabs on cuts; it helps heal many internal conditions including damaged cartilage, torn ligaments, arthritic joints, plantar fasciitis, disc, and bone problems and neuropathy. PRP treatments are also being used to reverse hair loss and aging skin.
Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma therapy accelerates the body’s healing response. Our doctors use a centrifuge to isolate the platelets, mix with plasma, and create a healing concentrate. This powerful mixture is then injected directly into the source of your condition. PRP injections also signal your body’s stem cells to regenerate damaged or missing tissue and speed healing. Platelet-rich plasma can be injected into an affected shoulder, knee, hip, wrist, spine, face, or scalp.
It is highly a targeted therapy and an example of personalized medicine. Best of all, PRP therapy is an all-natural pain relief treatment that has no downtime and is medication-free. Compare that to surgery, which requires days to months of rest and may or may not work. Compare it to pain medication, which is highly addictive, and anti-inflammatories, which carry their own side-effects.
For many pain patients, the choice becomes clear. Results vary, as they do for any procedure, but platelet-rich plasma therapy can replace or postpone surgery and reduce or eliminate your need for medication. Another benefit of PRP therapy is that it is derived from a patient’s own blood, so the risk of rejection by the body is very low. This makes it a powerful agent against back pain, knee pain, neck pain, elbow pain, hip pain, and many other conditions.
PRP injection therapy is an integral part of regenerative medicine, a branch of medical care that is expected to grow six-fold over the next decade. More people every year are realizing how effectively platelets can target injured areas naturally, quickly, and affordably.
If you’re interested in learning how this remarkable natural treatment can help your condition, call our office for a complimentary consultation. Don’t suffer pain without hope; call us today to learn more!