Platelet Rich Plasma
- Motor function relief
- Back, neck and spine
- Carpal Tunnel
What Is Plasma? What Are Platelets?
What Is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? What Are PRP Injections?
How Does This Happen?
While it may sound complex, the PRP process is rather simplistic from the patient’s point of view. During this therapy, several units of blood are removed form a person’s body. This is done through a simple blood draw. Then, that blood is put through a centrifuge, which spins and helps to separate the various components of the blood from each other. This helps to separate the platelets from the other components.
We then place the platelets into the area that has damage. This could be either from a sustained injury or from disease. When they are placed in this area, the growth factor that is a component of the platelets go to work. They help to encourage the body to heal the specific area of concern, by improving the number of reparative cells in the region.
PRP treatment is very effective because it has very few if any, side effects. PRP therapy is always done by a skilled professional with ample experience. One way we ensure the process is done well is by using ultrasound technology. This allows us to guide the PRP injections into the very specific area we want to improve healing. This can be done with excellent precision, significantly improving the results a person has.
PRP injection treatment offers numerous advantages. It can help to reduce the need for pain medications, including those that often cause addiction. It can help to heal various areas of the body including most soft tissue injuries. This ranges from the rotator cuff tears to the injuries in a tendon in the leg.