What is PRP?
Most of you have heard of PRP Therapy being used to help professional athletes speed their healing and recovery time after a devastating injury. These athletes received the unique treatment after experiencing injuries that once would have resulted in the player being sidelined for months, but instead experienced an accelerated recovery due to PRP treatments.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelets are small disk shaped cells in your blood that contain natural sources of proteins, growth factors and a variety of other natural components which stimulate the healing of your bones and soft tissues.
What does that mean, and is it a scam?
The SpinePain & Orthopedic Injury Center team led by Dr. Lee Ann Brown can most definitely assure you that the treatment is in no way a scam.
Platelets stimulate the natural healing process within your body by their role in the process of blood clotting. By directing their energy toward the site of an injury and attaching to the injured area, the platelets act as building blocks or a foundation where blood coagulation can occur. The result is almost a human bandage that covers the wound and stops blood from escaping your body. The platelets do this while calling stem cells to help kick-start healing. All of this becomes an essential platform, which is needed for new tissue to form and healing to occur.
- The treatment is cost effective.
- The treatment is minimally invasive.
- The treatment is safe, because it is your own blood.
- The treatment is completely natural, using your own platelets.
Platelet Rich Plasma has significant potential for treating tendon, ligament and soft tissue disorders and injuries in any person! There is even some evidence to suggest that PRP may help some patients who are suffering through the early stages of degenerative arthritis.
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