Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
PRP is a nonsurgical solution to healing injuries in joints, tendons, and other soft tissues. Platelet-rich plasma uses your own blood platelets through a process that removes red and white blood cells from a blood sample which leaves a high concentration of platelets in the plasma.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Q & A
What is Platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?
Platelets are the components in your blood that help stop your cuts from bleeding, but they also contain growth factors and proteins that are very important in supporting the healing process.
PRP therapy is a sample of your blood drawn and the platelet-rich plasma is separated out and placed in a syringe. The PRP is then injected into the injured area, which results in promoting healing and regeneration of new tissue.
What conditions can benefit from platelet-rich plasma?
• Tendon injuries
• Muscle and ligament injuries
• Degenerative joint disease (osteoarthritis)
• Chronic back pain due to injury or degenerative processes
What are the advantages of PRP therapy?
PRP helps your body repair and regenerate your damaged tissue naturally. PRP combined with the integrative medicine may speed up the natural healing process of injured tissues so you can recover more quickly without the use of medications or surgery.
Learn more about the benefits of PRP, call Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine.