Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and most stem cell therapeutic treatments are outpatient procedures that use a patient’s own blood and cells. Such treatments are safe, non-surgical procedures that stimulate healing and treat a broad range of acute and chronic pain conditions.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy has been shown in several studies to effectively treat pain and stimulate healing in the body. PRP is a concentrated form of your own blood that contains platelets, proteins, stem cells, and growth factors that promote healing and regeneration of injured or painful areas.
- If you are a good candidate for this procedure, a small amount of your own blood is used to create the PRP used for your therapy. The procedure includes injecting this high dose of platelets, concentrated from your own blood, into areas affected by pain. This is a safe and natural way for your body to accelerate the healing process, rather than blocking or masking your pain.
Stem Cell Therapy
- Stem Cell Therapy help the body jump start the healing process. Stem cells are the body’s master cells that have the ability to transform into a variety of different cells and replace dying cells. For this reason, stem cell therapy offers the potential to rebuild damaged tissue, muscles, tendons or ligaments.
- If stem cell treatment is right for your condition, cells are obtained from either your own tissue or a purified amniotic source. These concentrated stem cells are then injected into your damaged tendon or joint to help.
Although your own response will depend on your particular condition, patients generally see improvement in pain and mobility within 4 to 6 weeks. Improvement may continue for up to 12 months.
For more information about regenerative and restorative medicine treatments, or to arrange for a consultation, please contact us.