Platelet-rich plasma is a type of biomaterial that is being used in regenerative medicine. It is made by using your own blood to create a high concentration of plasma, which has an abundance of healing properties and acts a carrier for the other parts of your blood to heal the damaged area efficiently and effectively. A PRP injection doesn’t just provide you with all-natural pain relief, it also helps with the root cause of the problem and facilitates healing.
Platelet-rich plasma injections are taken from a sample of your blood. The doctor runs the sample through a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of your blood. Platelets hold healing growth factors that when injected in a high concentration (PRP injections) it helps stimulate healing in your body.
PRP: Your Body’s Own Healing Properties
Our body is a complicated and well-made mechanism that has a protocol and procedure for every possible hiccup. From simple day-to-day cuts and stresses to much more extensive musculoskeletal ailments. However, as we get older, our body starts to deteriorate; it’s that much harder to reproduce new cells and to communicate properly with each other and therefore heal. In some cases, something happens within our body (autoimmune disease) which disables our body’s protocols and procedures of proper healing.
Since PRP injections come from your blood, the doctor is helping your body with its own healing properties. Your blood contains a lot of healing factors. When you get a cut, you don’t have to do much to make sure your body heals. PRP injections help speed up this process when your body is having a difficult time doing it.
PRP Therapy Treatment
PRP Therapy treatment helps heal degraded and/or damaged tissue and provides all-natural pain relief. It can treat knee pain, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, elbow pain, joint pain, hip pain, damaged or degraded cartilage, torn ligaments, elbow pain, neuropathy, plantar fasciitis, disc problems, bone issues and more. PRP injections naturally encourage inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling of the damaged area, which are all important aspects of all-natural healing.
Since PRP injections contains a high concentration of platelets, which contain growth factors that help heal, when there is a problem the rest of the blood notifies the platelets and they start to form sticky substances (collagen) to produce a clot. This enables regeneration of cells to properly heal the wounded site.
PRP therapy has countless benefits including accessibility and low recovery time. You walk around with the one, vital ingredient for PRP injections: your blood. And when all you’re doing is enhancing your body’s all-natural healing properties, recovery time is kept at a minimum. Since the PRP treatment uses your own blood, there is little risk of rejection. PRP Therapy is a favorable alternative to surgery because it lasts longer and reduces the risk of future lapses. It’s also nowhere near as invasive and because of that has less chance of contamination.