What is PRP Therapy?
PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is blood product created from your own blood. PRP therapy is safe, simple and effective. In some cases, it may actually help patients avoid surgery. In use since the 1990’s, PRP therapy can speed healing, reduce inflammation, and lower pain. Treatment is virtually painless and usually take less than half an hour to complete. PRP therapy can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as stem cell therapy, surgical procedures, and others. It is usually used to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles, and joints.
How does PRP Therapy Work?
Red blood cells make up about 93% of your blood volume. Platelets, which help with clotting and wound healing, make up around 1%. The remaining 6% are white blood cells and other components. When treated in a centrifuge, the blood separates, creating a concentrate in which the ratio of platelets is as high as 94%. This complete reversal of blood component ratios increases the effectiveness of the platelets, which, when introduced back into targeted locations of the body, tend to promote healing at a cellular level.
PRP can be used to speed healing for conditions and disorders such as:
- Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Nerve Pain
- Sprains & Strains
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- And more
What are the side effects of PRP therapy?
PRP therapy may cause mild bruising, swelling, or redness. An infection may occur, but this is rare.
What is the recovery like after PRP therapy treatment?
You may resume your regular activities with no down-time necessary.
If you have questions, call (972) 596-1059 today to make an appointment with a Tarpon Interventional Pain & Spine Care doctor.