3 Ways PRP Injections Improve Your Health From the Inside Out

3 Ways PRP Injections Improve Your Health From the Inside Out

Whether you’re an active person or not, injuries are bound to happen at some point in your life. Broken bones, muscle strains, and ligament injuries are just a few of the injuries that may really affect your life. Although treatment options vary, there’s one treatment that uses your own cells to heal your injury — platelet rich plasma, or PRP.

 

At Regenerative Medical Group, our skilled team specializes in regenerative medicine for your injuries or medical conditions. Our practice consists of three highly trained family medicine doctors who also specialize in therapy such as platelet rich plasma.

What are PRP injections?

The blood in your body is important for many different functions, including carrying oxygen throughout your body. However, your blood has many other uses as well, including clotting and healing injuries.

 

Blood is primarily liquid, and is made up of many different components. For example, the liquid portion of your blood is known as plasma. But it’s also made up of solid components, such as platelets, red blood cells, and white blood cells. Each of these cells play a vital role in different functions in your body.

 

Platelets are a very special part of blood, because they help clot your blood when you have a cut or injury. However, clotting is only one of the ways platelets function; they also have important growth factors in them that allow them to repair injuries in your body.

 

This is how PRP injections work. Blood is drawn from your arm, and it’s then placed in a centrifuge, which spins the blood to separate the plasma and platelets from the other cells. The plasma contains many more platelets than normal, due to the centrifuge process. This concentrated liquid is then injected into the injured area in your body.

Conditions these injections help

Platelet rich plasma can help various conditions, including soft tissue injuries. However, it can also be used after you’ve had surgery to help speed up the healing process at the site.

 

But what conditions can benefit from PRP therapy? The truth is, many different injuries can benefit from this therapy, including:



 

PRP is a therapy that’s sometimes used to avoid invasive surgery, as it helps you heal from the inside out. These injections have the ability to speed up your body’s own healing process, which can take time off your recovery and help you avoid more invasive forms of treatment.

The benefits of platelet rich plasma therapy

PRP injections are growing in popularity, because they use your own blood to heal your body. But what other benefits are there to this therapy? Here are three major benefits to this therapy in healing your injuries:

  1. It promotes natural healing

The increased number of platelets that are contained in PRP help your body initiate healing after you become injured. Normally, your body begins to heal your injury right away, but it may take some time. PRP basically gives your own healing properties a boost to get you back on your feet quicker.

  1. PRP speeds up the recovery process

Because this therapy helps to boost your body’s own healing properties, it also helps to speed up the healing process. The extra platelets contain extra growth proteins that head right to the injured area and begin rebuilding tissues.

  1. Less risks because it comes from you

Although PRP carries risks just like any other type of treatment therapy, the risks are much less because the platelets come from you. The main risk of this procedure is infection, because there is a needle going into your skin, but you don’t have to worry about where the blood came from.

 

This therapy is very beneficial, because it’s minimally invasive and works to heal your injuries with very little risk or side effects. PRP therapy does take time though, so don’t expect to see results overnight.

 

If PRP therapy sounds like something that could help  you, call one of our conveniently located offices in California or Washington state. You can also book an appointment online today using our online booking tool. 

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