What Is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is a treatment that uses the patient’s blood to treat injuries and disease. The blood is composed of various components such as plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets contain proteins called growth factors that are very important in the healing process. PRP treatment uses the centrifugal process to create a dense concentration of platelets to then reinject into the injury site. The treatment exposes the injured area to a high concentration of platelets to speed up the healing process in acute pain and injury. The PRP process follows these simple steps:
- Draw the patient’s blood.
- Spin the blood in a centrifuge.
- Separate components of the blood, and isolate the platelets.
- Reinsert the platelet-rich blood into the patient at the site of pain or injury.
Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is very effective at treating conditions like tendinosis, tennis elbow, or golfer’s elbow. The effectiveness of PCP injections can reduce the patient’s need for anti-inflammatories and painkillers, and because the treatment is derived from the patient’s own blood, side effects are very rare and the body will not reject the treatment.
Conditions that can be treated by Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Growth factors are necessary for the healing process, and PRP exposes the injury site to a high concentration of growth factors to speed up the recovery process. Some painful conditions that are treatable by PCP therapy include:
- Torn tendons
- Muscle injuries
- Arthritis-related pain
- Joint injuries.
What to Expect From RxWellness
Once you come in for your appointment, you will have your initial consultation. The medical provider will listen to your concerns to get a better understanding of your condition. They will complete some necessary examinations, and after they have a good understanding of your discomfort, will recommend a treatment plan.
Your appointment may go a little like this:
Meet with our RxWellness medical team to assess your injury or health concern. Do not leave anything out, even if you think it might not be important.
We will assess how your body is currently performing
After analyzing your presented symptoms with the information they gathered from the examination, they will recommend the best treatment option for you.
They will treat the problem area with the best techniques for you.
We are a wellness care center that specializes in natural drug-free care. We use the body to heal the body and help our patients see permanent long-lasting results. At RxWellness Spine and Health, we have a list of qualified medical professionals who can provide Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy to help treat a large list of conditions. If you live in Virginia, Maryland, or DC areas, give us a call to set up a consultation. If you have any questions, you can give us a call at (703) 904-9666 or book an appointment online at a location near you!