We know the body has the power to heal itself in many ways. Each day, scientific research furthers our understanding of this self-healing process and ways we can better tap into it. One way of helping the body heal itself is through platelet rich plasma therapy.
How Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Works
The blood is rich in platelets, which contain valuable growth factors. Growth factors have been shown to repair bone, muscle , regenerate cartilage, ligaments and tendons. They have also been found to aid in wound healing.
Ways to Wellness MD offers platelet rich plasma therapy, using the patient’s own blood, to treat injuries non-surgically. This FDA-approved therapy involves drawing blood from the patient and then, using a special device, separating the platelets from the other cells in the blood. This platelet-concentrated blood product, and the growth factors derived from the platelets in this special process, is then injected back into the patient at the injury site where it stimulates the body to heal; repairing the injured site, and growing new tissue.
Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma
Through platelet rich plasma therapy, we help you tap into your body’s own healing properties. Many patients can benefit from platelet rich plasma therapy before enduring the invasive nature and higher risks of surgery. Others opt to address musculoskeletal issues with the therapy when conventional therapies fail to help.
Platelet rich plasma therapy is especially beneficial for those with joint and tendon issues, back pain due to disc disease, heel spurs, sports injuries, wear and tear injuries, osteoarthritis and more. Compared to traditional surgery, this non-surgical therapy option offers:
- A simple office procedure
- Significantly less recovery time
- Less pain and bleeding
- Less chance of infection
- Little chance of rejection or allergic reaction because the blood comes from the patient’s own body
- No incisions or scarring
- Positive outcomes