Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an innovative therapy that uses components from your own blood to nonsurgically treat damage in your bones, joints, and tendons. The passionate team at Daly Integrated Medical Group in Titusville, Florida, offers PRP and other regenerative medicine therapies to help your body heal itself. Call the office to schedule a PRP consultation.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which are components of your blood. The cutting-edge therapy isolates these specific elements because they are rich in growth factors that are responsible for healing, repair, and regeneration. Whether your challenge is from an acute injury or an ongoing health condition, PRP triggers your body’s innate healing response to reduce pain and inflammation
What are the benefits of PRP?
PRP is surging in popularity for its numerous health benefits. PRP therapy:
- Is nonsurgical
- Minimizes chronic pain
- Reduces joint stiffness
- Improves flexibility
- Restores range of motion
- Reduces inflammation
- Generates new connective tissue
- Regenerates blood vessels
- Decreases dependence on pain relievers
Another powerful benefit of PRP is that it frequently helps patients get better without the need for expensive and invasive surgery.
What conditions can PRP treat?
- Back pain
- Achilles tendinosis
- Stress fractures
- Rotator cuff tears
- Degenerative joint conditions
- ACL injuries
- Herniated disc
- Sciatic nerve pain
The growth factors in PRP rush to the scene of your injury to repair damage and restore range of motion.
How is PRP derived?
During your PRP therapy, a member of the Daly Integrated Medical Group team withdraws some blood from your arm into a vial and makes the healing serum right on the spot. A centrifuge machine vigorously shakes your blood to separate the platelets from the other components in your blood.
They inject the PRP into the target area, where it stimulates the production of healthy cells, which eventually crowd out the diseased or damaged cells. To keep you comfortable during the quick procedure, you’ll get a topical anesthetic to numb the location where your blood is extracted, as well as at the site of the treatment.
Who is a candidate for PRP?
If you aren’t able to get around well or you’re in pain, PRP can help. To determine if it’s the best option for you, your provider conducts a thorough exam, reviews your health history, and examines certain lifestyle factors to make sure you’ll benefit from the procedure.
To discover more about PRP therapy and find out if it can help you, call the office to book a consultation.