Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, can be an effective treatment for a variety of injuries and chronic degenerative pain. PRP has been used for athletes and sports injuries for many years now but the treatment is no longer reserved for just athletes.
Plasma is the liquid that makes up the majority of the body’s blood. In the blood plasma are the red and white blood cells, called platelets. Platelets perform two essential roles in healing. One is clotting the blood, which stops bleeding when blood vessels are damaged. Platelets also have an abundance of proteins and other bioactive growth factors. These are important in the healing of injuries.
PRP is blood plasma that contains a high concentration of these platelets. Platelet-rich plasma doesn’t produce naturally and for therapeutic purposes in produced carefully under controlled in highly sterile laboratory conditions.
Primary Benefits of PRP Therapy
- PRP For chronic pain and injuries that don’t respond to medication or surgery
- Reduction in the symptoms of tendonitis
- Decreasing the symptoms of osteoarthritis
Here are 7 common Injuries and Degenerative Conditions that PRP is effective for:
In addition to the use of PRP for the nonsurgical repair of muscles, ligaments, and tendons, or as an auxiliary surgical aid, platelet-rich plasma is used to treat the following:
- Open Wounds
- Nerve Injury
- Periodontal conditions
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Sacroiliac Conditions
- Sciatica and Sciatic Nerve Pain
If you would like more information about PRP therapy or any of our other regenerative medicine treatments please contact our office for a consultation.