PRP Injection Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma, or “PRP,” therapy is an all-natural evidence-based technique shown to help regenerate injured ligaments, tendons and soft tissue. Along with the liquid called plasma, your blood contains red cells, white cells and platelets. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is obtained via a process called centrifugation which removed red and white blood cells from a blood sample while leaving behind a high concentration of platelets in the plasma. These platelets contain proteins called growth factors that are very important to the healing process.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy, backed by science and research, works by introducing natural growth factors into the aggravated area(s) via injection. PRP therapy injections involve high concentrations of collagen, as well as several other plasmas, which are capable of initiating regrowth of healthy tissues throughout the body.
For many pain sufferers, the existence of injured soft tissue is a major factor contributing to discomfort – and PRP therapy works to directly address this underlying condition (as opposed to simply treating the symptom).
During a PRP treatment, a professional will extract a small blood sample, which is then placed in a centrifuge and spun to separate platelet-rich plasma materials. This blood plasma is highly useful during PRP injection therapy as it contains unique irreplaceable growth factors that promote regeneration on a cellular level.
Conditions Treatable with PRP Therapy
Patients considering PRP therapy are pleased to learn this treatment is minimally invasive, does not require a surgical procedure, and therefore does not involve a lengthy recovery period. Conditions treatable by PRP therapy may include any of the following:
Acute or chronic injuries to the tendons (e.g., tennis or golfer’s elbow)
Degenerative joint disease, known as osteoarthritis
Chronic and acute back pain due to injury or degenerative processes
For patients enduring these issues, PRP therapy actually treats the condition. This comes as a welcome change for many patients who have thus far simply masked the pain with risky analgesics or painkillers.
PRP is an all-natural option that relies on the body’s own natural ability to self-heal and regenerate. Further, patients have no risk of rejection, as their own personal plasma is utilized for each treatment.
Ready to get started with PRP injection therapy? Call The Fix Medical today at 520-575-5833.