Platelet Rich Plasma Injections, or PRP for short, is generally used as a catalyst for the repairing process of damaged soft tissue and joints, many times marred by arthritis. PRP injections are an excellent way to ‘jump start’ the healing process in a natural, holistic way. This type of treatment has gained momentum and has been tabbed as the break-through treatment therapy by practicing doctors.
The PRP Process
The PRP injection process starts by drawing 30ml of the patient’s own blood, much the same way as it is drawn for laboratory analysis. The collected sample is then placed into a centrifuge where it is spun at a high velocity. This step in the process separates the plasma from the other elements that may comprise the blood. The plasma is then extracted, forming a highly effective concentrate filled with growth factors, which is the core ingredient of this treatment option. The PRP concentrate is then injected into the injured area of the body. The growth factors induce healing and rejuvenation by increasing collagen production, yielding the body to naturally repair torn muscle tissue, damaged tendons, cartilage and reverse symptoms of arthritis. The PRP also lures the body’s own natural growth hormone which is crucial to revitalizing damaged cells.
PRP vs. Prescriptions Medications
Prescription medicine and other “traditional methods” for treating soft tissue and joint ailments, are becoming less and less “the standard” in comparison to PRP injections. These types of treatments are mostly unnatural, and of course, are made up of substances and compounds that are not found organically within our own bodies. Most importantly, prescription medicine is only used for managing these ailments and does not do anything but mask the pain and make the symptoms of damaged tendons, joints and soft tissue manageable on a temporary basis. This is where PRP treatment shines.
Why PRP? It’s Natural!
Platelet Rich Plasma injections are the catalyst for repairing the affected areas of the body, as well as rejuvenating cells that have succumbed to the aging process – making it the quintessential treatment for proactively healing oneself in a natural way. This proactive approach has made PRP treatment widely popular and placed it at the forefront of the medical world today. Used by professional athletes, such as Tiger Woods and Super Bowl champion Hines Ward, Platelet Rich Plasma injections are most highly sought-after and widely regarded as one of the healthiest forms of proactive and holistic approaches to rejuvenating and revitalizing oneself in today’s state of medicine. Most importantly, one of the greatest benefits from this form of treatment is the ability return to activities that were at one point deemed impossible to perform as before.