PRP Therapy

What is it?

PRP Therapy

PRP therapy uses your body’s ability to promote healing, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain. Our doctors are experts in using PRP therapy to treat your musculoskeletal problems. If you need pain relief or healing, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What is PRP Therapy?

PRP therapy makes use of two special types of cells involved in healing and repair: platelets and the stem cells. Platelets are found in the blood and have high concentrations of growth factors and a connective tissue called fibrinogen, both involved in wound healing. Stem cells are found in high concentrations in tissues such as the adipose tissue (fat) and bone marrow. They have the ability to differentiate into any type of cell. Using this natural regenerative ability, your body can continuously repair damaged and diseased tissues.

Stem cells also release important substances called exosomes, which are tiny sacs containing a variety of biochemicals. These biochemicals activate healing activities in nearby cells.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy uses your body’s own natural healing mechanisms to help regenerate damaged tissues, help heal an injury, and relieve pain. During PRP therapy, a small sample of your blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge that spins the blood at high speeds, separating the platelets from the other components. The concentrated PRP is then injected into and around the point of injury, kickstarting and significantly strengthening the body’s natural healing signal.

Where do regenerative medicines come from?

Cells are extracted from your own body, either from adipose, bone marrow, or plasma. The cells are processed to remove the necessary cells from the other components in the sample and can be used to treat different musculoskeletal issues involving muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage.

What can be treated?

If you suffer an injury or develop a disease, your body sends cells to the area to heal the problem. However, sometimes your body needs extra support, especially if the injured tissues have a poor blood supply, your injury is severe, or you have a chronic condition.

PRP therapy gives your body a boost, accelerating the healing process and reducing inflammation so you heal more quickly and completely.

These are a few examples of the conditions often treated with PRP and stem cell therapy by the Interventional Pain Doctors team of orthopedic and spine and pain management specialists:

  • Osteoarthritis of the spine and joints
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Meniscus tear
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Tendon and ligament injuries

PRP therapy offers a great option for patients looking for pain relief and allowing them to get back to doing the activities they love.

Everyone responds a bit differently to regenerative techniques which means it may be more effective for some patients than others.

Platelet rich plasma therapy can help injured joints and other problems. It uses parts of your own blood to reduce pain and speed up healing.

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