Imagine taking your body’s own natural healing properties, isolating them, and then using the resulting concentrate where you need it most. This is the idea behind platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. The regenerative therapists at AZ Pain Solutions offer PRP treatments to help patients in Deer Valley, Phoenix heal more quickly. To learn more, call or book an appointment online.
Your blood contains red and white blood cells, which travel through your body in a liquid substance called plasma. The third ingredient in your blood is platelets, which produce growth factors and proteins. These growth factors and proteins control your cell division, aid in healing, and stimulate tissue regeneration.
The theory behind PRP is that by boosting your body's own healing resources, in this case, the growth factors and proteins created by your platelets, the therapy can speed up your healing as well as regenerate new tissue more quickly.
When you undergo PRP therapy, the doctors at AZ Pain Solutions draw your blood and use a centrifuge to separate out your platelets. The regenerative therapists then mix the platelet concentrate back in with your plasma and inject the resulting compound into the areas you’re trying to heal and regenerate.
To give you a better idea of how concentrated this injection is, normally your blood contains 150,000-450,000 platelets per microliter. Once your platelets have been separated out and mixed back in with your plasma, there are up to nine times as many platelets.
The doctors at AZ Pain Solutions use PRP therapy for the following:
PRP therapy is gaining widespread acceptance in the medical field as a natural way to promote healing and regeneration, so the full scope of its applications are still unknown.
The biggest advantage of PRP therapy is that it eliminates the concern over an allergic reaction, since the doctors at AZ Pain Solutions use your own blood. In addition, the therapy is minimally invasive and nonsurgical.
In effect, the therapy is long on healing potential and short on complications.
To find out how PRP therapy can help you, call AZ Pain Solutions or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.