Platelet Rich Plasma
What is platelet-rich plasma? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a natural regenerative medicine treatment that is created when a small sample of your blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the platelets. The highly concentrated platelets are then injected into damaged tissue to stimulate the body’s own healing process for pain relief, or for aesthetic reasons. Our doctor will assess your unique situation and then design a customized treatment plan to finally relieve your pain so you can get back to the activities you enjoy.
A PRP injection is made from your own blood. It begins when blood is drawn and then is put through a process where it is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the red blood cells. These platelets are highly concentrated and contain healing properties that are injected back into your body at the site of the injury or damaged tissue. PRP is injected directly into the affected area, such as your knee, hip or shoulder. The injection will help to promote natural healing and is an effective non-surgical treatment for pain relief.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
There are several benefits to using PRP therapy, the first of which is that it is an all-natural treatment derived from your own blood. There is no need for risky surgical procedures or potentially addictive pain medication, and it works to treat the underlying cause of your pain or condition. Another benefit to PRP therapy is that there is very little downtime and you can resume your normal activities after the treatment. And since the injection is made using your own blood, there is little risk of rejection, so it can get to work and create the healing effect you need.
PRP treatment can help to repair damaged tissue by healing the underlying cause of your pain. It’s important to remember that pain is your body’s way of telling you something bigger is going on. It is a symptom and not the condition itself.
When you use pain medication to mask the symptom, the root cause is never addressed and it will just continue a dangerous cycle indefinitely. If the cause is repaired and healed, there is no reason for the pain to exist any longer, so it will stop.
Platelet-rich plasma treatment is effective for a range of different issues that include:
- Knee pain
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Damaged cartilage
- Torn ligaments
- Joint pain
- Plantar fasciitis
To learn more about how we can treat your pain with platelet rich plasma in White Oak, North Huntingdon, Monroeville, West Mifflin, Elizabeth or any nearby city in Allegheny or Westmoreland County, call us today at (412) 678-9123 to schedule a free consultation. There is no need to suffer when a natural treatment is available for you.