In case you have never heard of PRP, you’re missing out on an incredible procedure that is growing in popularity because of the effectiveness and affordability of the procedure as well as the fact that it’s 100% natural, utilizing a patient’s own blood cells. Most people know very little about in the United States, even though it’s been used worldwide for many years. Much like Stem Cell Therapy, PRP is effective, yet the FDA has for some odd reason ignores multiple studies, research and evidence of its effectiveness and had limited the availability of the procedure, yet that will most likely change very soon. It’s hard to ban due to the fact that it autologous, meaning that you’re using your own tissue, so there is next to zero chance of the body rejecting or causing adverse side effects. So what exactly IS PRP?
Platelet rich plasma, also called as “PRP”, is a procure where a patient’s blood is drawn and then spun and separated using a centrifuge. The centrifuge will cause the blood cells to separate into their individual cellular components based on cell density. The blood is then separated into several distinct layers including red blood cells, white blood cells and the platelet rich plasma. The separation of the PRP produces a concentration of platelets above the normal levels that would be found in the blood normally and this platelet rich plasma sample can be prepared for utilization in orthopedic and cosmetic procedures. Platelets are the cells in our blood that cause the clotting, but they also possess tremendous potential in enhancing the rapid healing of damaged tissue in muscle, tendons, and ligaments in patients who may have aggravated injuries sustained during physical activity or accidents. It can also e used for rejuvenation of skin and the revitalization of hair follicles for men and women who may be suffering from hair loss.
There are many Studies that suggest that the growth factors which are released by platelets, may help improve and speed up the repairing of tissue, and accelerate the healing process by adding a higher concentration of growth factors and cytokines by creating a PRP sample. When a patient comes in with an injury, the PRP process takes around an hour and uses the patient’s own blood to create the PRP sample and then inject the sample into desired area that needs to be healed. The results have been incredible as most patients need only one session to see dramatic improvement. As effective as PRP is, there are new studies that have shown Stem Cell Therapy may be even MORE effective. This is due to the nature of MSC cells contained in Umbilical cord blood, or “day one” cells, as some people refer to them. These young stem cells have the ability to regenerate into specialized cells such as muscle, fat, cartilage, nervous tissue and more. These cells can help patients with a variety of health/medical conditions and will no doubt be a major medical procedure in the future as more is learned and the secrets contained within these cells is better known and understood.
PRP is commonly used to treat the following conditions:
- Osteoarthritis of the Knee, Shoulder, Hip and Spine
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
- ACL Injuries
- Pelvic Pain and Instability
- Back and Neck Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Ankle Sprains
- Ligament Sprains
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Hair Loss
- Facial rejuvenation and more…
As with any medical procedure, it will vary from person to person but typically we see the following trends. Day one after PRP most patients report minor discomfort at the injection site due to the induced inflammation. The stiffness goes away usually within a day or so and may last up to a week. After a week many patients report a decrease in pain and over the next few weeks will report improvements in mobility as the PRP begins to repair and heal the affected areas. The maximum effect of PRP is usually seen 4-6 weeks after the procedure and is when a patient can tell us if they are 50, 60, 70% healed or more. Variation will occur due to severity and complexity of injuries and several factors such as adherence to medical advice and genetics. The once thing that’s certain is PRP can only help and most everyone who undergoes the procedure has been impressed with the results.
It’s easy. Call s at 561-277-8260 and speak to one of our experts today. We can schedule your appointment and it should only take about an hour. Its affordable, effective and a non-surgical alternative to help you with your chronic pain and injuries. Stem Cell Therapy can be performed simultaneously and will increase the rate and effectiveness of the treatment, Visit www.NovaGenix.org or www.FloridaPlateletRichPlasma.com for more information.