Genesis Integrative Medicine
PRP Specialist Q & A
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a regenerative medicine technique that uses your body’s healing ability to reduce pain and increase mobility. In this type of therapy, your Genesis Integrative Medicine provider extracts PRP from a sample of your blood. PRP contains important growth factors that stimulate healing of damaged tissue.
Once injected into damaged joints or soft tissue, PRP encourages the growth of healthy, new cells to replace damaged ones. As new cells develop, you can enjoy a significant reduction in pain while your overall functionality increases.
Because PRP injections encourage the efficient healing of your soft tissues and joints, therapy can be effective in addressing a variety of injuries and underlying medical conditions, like:
- Tendon tears
- Muscle sprains
- Ligament damage
Your Genesis Integrative Medicine provider can determine if PRP therapy is right for you after a physical exam and a review of your medical history. In many cases, they recommend PRP therapy before suggesting invasive surgery.
PRP therapy can effectively speed up the healing of injuries and rebuild the health of your soft tissues. However, it takes time for your body to generate new, healthy cells to replace the damaged ones.
While you likely won’t experience immediate relief of pain and inflammation, you should gradually notice an improvement in your pain level and functionality. Your Genesis Integrative Medicine provider may recommend additional treatments, like physical therapy or chiropractic care, to further boost your results.
Because PRP therapy uses your own blood plasma, your risk of complications is minimal. In many cases, PRP therapy is a good alternative to more invasive procedures and can be useful for those who can’t tolerate or don’t want to undergo surgery.
After a full review of your medical history and your existing injury or condition the experts at Genesis Integrative Medicine will create a plan that outlines your options for PRP therapy and other treatments. Our goal is to reduce pain and increase your overall functionality in the most minimally invasive way.
Find out if PRP therapy is right for your chronic pain or limited mobility by calling the office or using the online booking feature today.
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