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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is a game-changing area of medicine with the potential to fully heal damaged tissues and organs, offering solutions and hope for people who have conditions that today are beyond repair. PRP Therapy itself isn’t new — the first bone marrow and solid-organ transplants were done decades ago. But advances in developmental and cell biology, metabolics, and other fields have unlocked new opportunities to refine existing therapies and develop new ones.
Understanding Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is one of the most effective treatments today that help reconstructs tendon injuries, ligament damage, and osteoarthritis. This procedure is non-invasive and harnesses your body’s natural healing potential.
Our qualified and experienced physician first extracts a sample of your blood. The blood sample is then processed and spun by a modern centrifuge to separate the serum portion of the blood from the blood platelets, which contains the healing factors and growth factors necessary for tissue reconstruction within the body. The growth factors are collagen (key building blocks for joints and connective tissue, growth factors (messenger RNA), amino acids (proteins), carbohydrates (for metabolism), electrolytes, and enzymes. The resulting solution, rich in growth factors, is then injected directly into the affected area. The rich solution then attracts your body’s stem cells to the site to accelerate the healing process.
Our Three Interrelated Approaches:
- Rejuvenation. Rejuvenation means boosting the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
- Reconstruction. Reconstruction using the PRP Therapy technique uses your body’s healing ability to reduce pain and increase mobility. This type of therapy extracts PRP from a sample of your blood. PRP contains essential growth factors that stimulate the healing of damaged tissue. Once injected into damaged joints or soft tissue, PRP encourages the growth of healthy, new cells to replace damaged ones. As new cells develop, you can enjoy a significant reduction in pain while your overall functionality increases.
- Functional Restoration. Functional restoration involves multiple disciplines who work together (medical providers, physical therapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors) in a coordinated fashion. Their focus is on maximizing function, returning to pre-injury productivity (with sufficient functional capacity to avoid recurrent injuries) while preventing needless disability, unnecessary medical and surgical care, and healthcare-related complications.
This approach to healing is what makes Pinnacle Integrated Health different from any other physical medicine facility in Boardman, OH.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
- PRP is one of the safest and most advanced approaches to treating various injuries and diseases within the human body.
- Patients recovering from injuries will rapidly improve when compared to the lengthy and exhaustive period of post-surgical rehabilitation.
- Patients who receive PRP Therapy are more likely to exhibit greater mobility and experience less pain than surgical patients post-procedure.
Common Conditions Successfully Treated
PRP Therapy promotes the healing of partial tears of the rotator cuff, biceps tendinosis, glenohumeral ligament sprains, lateral and medial epicondylitis, patellar tendinosis, meniscal tears, Osgood-Schlatters, ankle sprain, Achilles tendinosis, plantar fasciitis and osteoarthritis in any joint.
How Long Do The Results Of PRP Therapy Last?
PRP therapy can effectively speed up the healing of injuries and rebuild the health of your soft tissues. However, it takes time for your body to generate new, healthy cells to replace the damaged ones.
While you likely won’t experience immediate relief of pain and inflammation, you should gradually notice an improvement in your pain level and functionality. In addition, our Pinnacle Integrated Health practitioner may recommend as part of our three-pronged approach additional treatments, like physical rehabilitation or chiropractic care, to further boost your results.
Am I A Good Candidate For PRP Therapy?
Because PRP Therapy uses your own blood plasma, your risk of complications is minimal. In many cases, PRP Therapy is an excellent alternative to more invasive procedures and can be helpful for those who can’t tolerate or don’t want to undergo surgery.
After a full review of your medical history and your existing injury or condition, our expert practitioner will create a plan that outlines your options for PRP Therapy and other treatments to reduce pain and increase your overall functionality. As this treatment is based on the health of your own blood plasma, results will vary based on your current age and health.
Find out if PRP Therapy is right for your chronic pain or limited mobility by calling our office today!
Disclaimer: All reasonable efforts will be made to determine if you are a good candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma therapy before the treatment is initiated. There are many factors that determine the amount of regeneration or repair an individual will experience. As such, receiving a PRP injection cannot guarantee a specific amount of regeneration or repair, and results will vary for each individual.