Platelet Rich Plasma
Your body produces many different substances to heal itself, including platelets, growth factors, and cytokines. Yet, as we age, our healing response is diminished. At our medical clinic in Tampa, we use concentrated injections of the body’s natural healing substances to help relieve your pain and rejuvenate your body. The result is all-natural pain relief that is your perfect alternative to surgery.
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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is created from your own healthy blood using centrifuge technology. When we spin blood at a certain speed, it separates into its different parts. We can extract just the platelets and other proteins we need to use. This creates a treatment that is five to ten times more concentrated in healing factors than your blood. We inject the PRP serum near where you need pain relief or healing.
It’s important to note that because PRP injections are created from your own blood, there’s no risk that your body will reject the treatment or that you will have an allergic response to it. We take substances your body naturally creates for healing and inject a higher dose of them where and when you need them most. The result is immediate: all-natural pain relief that is minimally invasive and certainly doesn’t require extended recovery time, as other treatments may.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
We can use platelet-rich plasma therapy to treat a number of illnesses. These treatments aren’t just for athletes or seniors; anyone over thirty with one of the following problems may benefit from this regenerative medicine treatment:
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Disc problems
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Elbow pain
- Hip pain
- Other joint pain
- Bone issues
- Neuropathy (nerve pain)
- Damaged or degraded cartilage
- Plantar fasciitis
Platelet-rich plasma isn’t always about pain relief. PRP may be used for aesthetic procedures and facelifts to fill out sunken areas of the face and provide a more youthful appearance.
The platelet-rich plasma injections we perform are intended to help our patients meet their health goals. Chronic pain and the other serious illnesses listed above can stop you from playing with your grandchildren or just performing the tasks necessary for your everyday life. We can encourage your body to better heal itself and allow you to get back to living your life.
PRP treatment has several advantages over other treatments that you may be considering to meet your health and wellness goals.
We prefer platelet-rich plasma therapies because they are minimally invasive. PRP treatments help our patients get back to the activities they most enjoy, while if they had pursued surgeries or other invasive treatments, they deal with more pain and longer recovery periods.
Platelet-rich plasma treatments are also less expensive than many other forms of medicine. Further, we can use PRP injections to supplement other treatments and compound the healing effects. Together, PRP injections and other regenerative tissue treatments may get you the best results.
To learn more about how we can relieve your pain with platelet rich plasma in Tampa, Hillsborough County or any nearby city in the Tampa Bay area, call us today at (813) 873-7777 for a complimentary consultation.