For decades, professional athletes have been using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments to enhance their performance, repair injuries and even delay retirement. PRP is a regenerative medical treatment that uses a concentration of platelet cells taken from the patient’s own blood, so there’s little to no risk of side effects. At Integrative Hospital Associates we offer PRP treatments to boost recovery from injuries and treat chronic pain at the source.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Blood consists of a liquid called plasma, red cells, white cells and platelets which are solid components. Platelets, responsible for clotting, also contain hundreds of growth factors, which are vital in healing injuries in the body. PRP is plasma with a 5 to 10 times greater concentration of growth factors and enhanced healing abilities. PRP therapy is the injection of that concentrated plasma directly into the tissues surrounding an inflamed or injured joint to promote healing.
How does PRP aid in healing and recovery?
Blood platelets have growth factors that help in healing of chronic injuries that can lead to pain and inflammation. By injecting platelet rich plasma into areas of an injury, the procedure uses the patient’s own body’s ability to help heal these chronic conditions. At Integrative Hospital Associates, our PRP preparations can be individualized to meet your specific therapy needs.
What Can I Expect During a PRP Treatment?
To prepare PRP, blood is drawn from a patient. Then the platelets are separated from the other blood cells and their plasma concentration is enhanced during a process called centrifugation. After centrifugation the enhanced plasma is then combined with the remaining blood, and will be injected directly into the injured area of inflamed tissue. PRP is showing promising results in therapies treating knee arthritis, helping tissues heal more quickly after certain surgeries, neuropathy, as well as being used in a limited way to help speed up the healing of broken bones and fractures.
We’re Excited to Help Your Body Heal Naturally
Please contact Integrative Hospital Associates today to discuss if our PRP therapy could benefit you. We look forward to helping your body heal, and relieving pain and inflammation associated with an injury or degenerative condition, so you can resume a healthy, active lifestyle.