At some point in our lives we all experience pain and discomfort. Whether it comes from the natural aging process, injury, or degenerative disease, living with pain is common but it can be treated successfully. Regenerative medicine offers patients a natural way to manage and relieve pain without symptom-masking medications or risky, invasive surgery.
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, uses your body’s innate ability to heal, reducing the signs and effects of aging while also reducing pain. Our blood contains platelets, the body’s first line of defense against injury or disease. The higher the concentration of platelets that can be dispersed to an injured area, the more effectively the area can heal.
Certain areas of the body have less blood supply than others, hindering those areas from getting the platelets they need for restoration. This is particularly true for soft tissue injuries. When the PRP is injected into these areas, it vastly increases the healing process and can help return the body to a healthy state.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy
PRP is a form of regenerative medicine therapy in which a small sample of the patient’s blood is drawn, usually right in the doctor’s office. Once the sample is drawn, it is sent through a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the sample, leaving a high concentration of the platelets. Once the platelets are extracted, they are then re-injected into the injured area. This is an extremely effective way to heal a multitude of ailments including:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Shoulder and elbow pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Damaged or degraded cartilage
- Bulging discs, disc problems
- Joint pain
- Torn ligaments
- Arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Bone issues
- Signs of aging in the face
When PRP is used for aesthetic applications, it can be combined with cell therapy to aid in the reduction of visible lines and wrinkles. This reduces the signs of aging with sustainable results. Many patients are highly satisfied with the outcome of what is often referred to as the Vampire Facelift®
For pain management, once the concentrated plasma has been injected into the targeted areas, your body immediately begins the healing process. Because the plasma itself contains such high levels of growth factors, the cells begin to repair themselves rapidly.
Platelet-rich plasma is regarded as one of the most effective therapies available in regenerative medicine. Not only is it an effective option with fast and long-lasting results, it offers safe, minimally invasive pain relief.
If chronic pain and injuries are stopping you from living the life you once enjoyed, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) provides an effective, natural alternative to surgery and drugs. The downtime is next to nothing and the results are long-lasting.